Champions League Quarter-Final Overview: Sevilla vs Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich player Arturo Vidal warms up for UEFA Champions League game against Sevilla

Key Points

 

  • Bayern will be brimming with confidence after demolishing Dortmund in Der Klassiker over the weekend.

 

  • Sevilla may feel hard done by their result against Barcelona after conceding two late goals from a winning position of 2-0.

 

  • Heynckes will have seen what happened to Mourinho and Manchester United last round after leaving Seville with what was seen as a cautiously optimistic 0-0 draw.

 

Fortune favors the bold they say. But whether or not the Bavarians have been bold, it’s debatable. What’s not debatable is that they have been favored somehow, perhaps by the gods of the UCL draw. Bayern Munich played Turkish side Besiktas which they embarrassed 8-0 on aggregate and now they play Manchester United's hangman, Sevilla, who have looked inconsistent at best this season. In truth, they can actually beat anyone on their day. The Manchester club had to force a 0-0 draw at Sevilla after some superb shot stops by goalkeeper David De Gea and two late strikes by Ben Yedder at Old Trafford ensured the red devils would fall again at the hands of a Spanish opposition.

Luis Muriel and Jesus Navas celebrate a goal for Sevilla in La Liga

Over the weekend, Sevilla almost humbled UCL and La Liga title favorites to their first defeat of the Spanish League only to make some mistakes in the final 4 minutes and walk away with a point. I am tipping Bayern Munich to walk away with this one but it won’t be as easy as most people anticipate.