The ease with which they dispatched Besiktas at the last 16 — cantering into an 8-1 aggregate triumph — put the rest of Europe in note. After the last-16 draw was made, few critics gave them a chance of ousting Manchester United. Could they get it may Robert Lewandowski and company reveal their class and put one foot from the semi finals? United are not the only English team to own fought against Sevilla this semester either, with Liverpool a failure to overcome them over two fascinating experiences in Group E.
Sevilla, for their part, may take heart from certain omens that seem to be in their side ahead of their tie. Undoubtedly still another solid first-leg home result at a pumpedup Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan would go a very long way towards making the dream seem viable. However, if they are supposed to expand their run in the final four, then they need to over come a Bayern side who have seen a fresh lease of life since Jupp Heynckes’ yield for a fourth stint in charge last October.
The veteran boss is intending to eventually become just the third person to get the contest on three occasions, along with his Creator, Carlo Ancelotti, along with Liverpool legend Bob Paisley. For instance, they boast a remarkable record against German opposition in Europe, having won 12 of these 20 encounters, losing just three. And while facing the German winners signifies a major step up in class, Sevilla have been shown this season they should not be under estimated.
But those predictions were made to seem absurd since they backed a goalless draw at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan with a great 2-1 triumph at Old Trafford to book their own quarter final spot. The Andalusians established themselves masters of this two-legged affair during an extraordinary series of three consecutive Europa League triumphs between 2014 and 2016. But in truth, by any objective reading, Vincenzo Montella’s men would require lady luck on their side if they are to upset the odds once more.
Heynckes is actually a known Champions League pro, having led Bayern with their final success over Jurgen Klopp’s Dortmund in 2013, in addition to lifting the prize with Real Madrid in 1998. Bayern have additionally been eradicated by Spanish clubs in each of the past four Champions League seasons: 201617 to Real Madrid (QF), respectively 2015 16 into Atlético Madrid (SF), respectively 2014-15 to Barcelona (SF) and also 2013-14 to Real Madrid (SF). Sevilla will need to summon the spirit of their most remarkable recent European successes as they confront Bayern Munich at the past eight of the Champions League.
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Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Sports 1
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