Lothar Matthäus: “Bayern will have to play badly to lose to Barcelona.”

Speaking to Sky, former Bayern Munich player Lothar Matthäus admitted he feels confident the German champions will progress to the semi-finals of this year’s Champions League and beat Barcelona in the quarter-finals on Friday.

Of course Barcelona have got the quality to give the best of themselves in a knockout tie but I think that Bayern would have to really play badly to lose to the current Barcelona side.”

The Bayern legend added that the change to one-off knockout games may be an advantage to the Catalans. “A lot of things can happen in a one-legged tie, if you have a bad day, you can easily find yourself knocked out. Over two legs you can always make up for playing badly in the first game.” 

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