Bayern wary of Sevilla's last roll of the dice

MUNICH Bayern Munich players attend a training session at the Saebener Strasse ground on Tuesday ahead of their UEFA Champions League
quarter-final second leg against Sevilla.—Reuters

MUNICH Bayern Munich players attend a training session at the Saebener Strasse ground on Tuesday ahead of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg against Sevilla.—Reuters

Bayern Munich reached its sixth Champions League semifinal in seven seasons with a 0-0 draw against Sevilla in the second leg of their quarterfinal on Wednesday.

Bayern are on their way to winning the Bundesliga relatively comfortably, Sevilla can still secure two trophies if they win the Copa del Rey in a couple of weeks and manage to overturn a first leg deficit.

However, Sevilla have already given a clear demonstration of how unsafe they are away from home in Europe.

Navas made a goal-saving challenge at right-back when Thomas Muller slid a low ball towards Ribery at the back post, but a last-ditch tackle by Rafinha on Sarabia in the final minute of the half underlined Bayern's continued unease.

Jupp Heynckes' side were able to resume control of proceedings as Sevilla faded - a exhausted hack over from Steven N'Zonzi indicating there would be no repeat of the late Old Trafford drama long before Correa disgraced himself- and Bayern's veteran coach remains in contention for a stunning repeat of his 2012-13 treble.

"Everyone is talking about the semis, but if we win, then we can talk about that".

And Dutchman Robben, who was rested for the first leg, has spoken of his love for the European competition that he won with Bayern in 2013. "They did brilliantly in Manchester and we know we have to perform".

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Bayern have the big advantage of two away goals, Sevilla have to attack - there will be goals.

"They will certainly go on the offensive", said Heynckes.

The Bundesliga outfit take a slender 2-1 lead into tonight's second leg with Sevilla. "For one reason, they have to search for something to score goals in our stadium", Heynckes told press on Tuesday.

"Bayern are the only team left that will play a bit more cautiously, they are perfectly built for knockout football", added Hargreaves, who played for Bayern from 2000-2007.

The German champions have won their past two home games, facing Hamburg and Borussia Dortmund, by a 6-0 scoreline and welcome Sevilla to the Allianz Arena in scorching form.

'They played really well in Manchester. David Alaba (back) and Arturo Vidal (knock) will also miss out, a major blow to Heynckes and his squad.

The tightest of the Champions League ties, the victor will join Liverpool and Roma, as well as one of Real Madrid or Juventus in the semi-final draw on Friday.

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