Sevilla will make it difficult for Bayern — Montella

Posted Abril 05, 2018

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In Spain, Sevilla gave Bayern Munich a real scare but were defeated 2-1 at the Ramon Sanchez Pizuan by the experienced Germans.

Sevilla, who caused the Bundesliga leaders plenty of problems all evening, eventually ran out of steam as Bayern held on to take a lead back to the Allianz Arena for the second leg.

20 minutes into the match, the Spanish side had the German giants well and truly on the back foot, culminating in a wonderful chance for Sarabia. "But if we want to win the Champions League, we need to improve".

Sevilla coach Vincenzo Montella insists their Champions League hopes remain alive after defeat to Bayern Munich.

Sevilla have played ten Champions League matches this season including the qualifying stage, and eight of those have featured three goals or more. Banega is a regular within the Argentinian national team setup and is technically gifted. "You always have the impression that he knows exactly what he's doing". Click any of these buttons below!

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Javi Martínez was called upon in defence to stop Sevilla from taking the lead with an outstanding last-ditch tackle to deny Franco Vázquez a certain goal.

"There's nothing new to discover between the teams". "They scored two goals in the most difficult moments of the game [at Old Trafford]".

This one, too, would come off a defender after a great diving finish by Alcantara. Bayern have no major injury concerns, so Heynckes has some tough calls to make.

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"He is the 'Ninja, '" Di Francesco said.


"Psychologically it was very important to equalise quickly, even if it took a bit of luck", he said.

The opening 35 minutes was close to perfection from Sevilla with regards to executing their game plan. Vidal had been a doubt for the clash till he cleared a late fitness test. "Arturo had minor problems, but trained with squad normally and could be involved." said the experienced coach.

"That is why they are dangerous". "The way Liverpool play is so complicated for us".

However, Sevilla's advantage lasted less than five minutes.

With Bayern's usual left-back David Alaba injured, Bernat was given a torrid time by Sarabia who he was booked for fouling shortly after the opener before being withdrawn at halftime.

Sevilla, though, keeps on upsetting more illustrious sides.

"Muriel is a player who has grown a lot in recent seasons", Montella said.