Kovac predestined for Bayern, says Heynckes

Jurgen Klopp Cristiano Ronaldo Arjen Robben Edin Dzeko Champions League

Jurgen Klopp Cristiano Ronaldo Arjen Robben Edin Dzeko Champions League

Roma in the Champions League draw for the semifinals on Friday.

Bayern Munich will play against Real Madrid in the Semi-Finals of the UEFA Champions League, as Liverpool will lock horns with AS Roma. Although he was unable to steer them out of the Bundesliga's bottom three in his first season, he oversaw a 2-1 aggregate victory over Nurnberg in the relegation play-off.

Both are very familiar with being at this stage.

Clearly Rob Gronkowski had something to do with this draw because you know he wants to party in Kiev during the final on May 26.

"It's a cracker of course, a clash of giants in a positive sense", Bayern manager Jupp Heynckes was quoted as saying by the club website.

"He is innovative, he is one who loves football and also has good communication with his players [which] I have also experienced".

It's hard to remember a year in which three of the semi-finalists are so closely matched, both in strength and fallibility.

Few Germans, Toni Kroos and Paul Breitner perhaps aside, know the inner workings of Real Madrid better than Heynckes, who led Los Blancos to European glory in 1997/98, and is to date the only German coach in the Spanish club's storied history. "We have to take it as it is".

This was the first time this season Frankfurt have conceded four goals.

In German media, Kovac is regarded to be only second choice for Bayern.

"But we'll have to take care of our game and do what we did against Barcelona".

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The Bavarian powerhouse has won a record six straight Bundesliga titles and may yet secure a league, German Cup and Champions League treble in Heynckes' last season.

Just before the draw, Bayern announced that Niko Kovac will take over from the outgoing Heynckes as coach at the end of the season.

Under Kovac, Frankfurt have been one of the Bundesliga success stories of recent years, but the 46-year-old's inexperience has raised eyebrows.

The Eagles have since enjoyed a stunning transformation.

It's safe to say the tweet looks pretty spooky now. "A big fixture, in a very positive way", he said. "Looking forward to seeing you again", Roma tweeted about the Egyptian striker, who moved for £34 million (39.3 million euros, $48.4 million) last summer.

Thomas Tuchel had been regarded as a frontrunner, before Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge claimed the former Borussia Dortmund boss - expected to replace Unai Emery at Paris Saint-Germain - has agreed a deal with another club.

"I still talk to most of the players there", Salah told CNN.

"He has a very, very good CV as a coach".

Danny Murphy wishes Real Madrid had drawn Liverpool in the last four though.

The first leg will be played April 24-25 with the return leg taking place on May 1-2.

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