The FC Bayern Munich is aiming at the really big breakthrough in the current Champions League campaign. Almost 11 years after their last triumph as the German champions, they would take the unique opportunity and win the finals in their home land. So far, everything goes according to plan; the Bavarians were surprisingly confident in the strong group A against Manchester City, would overtake the Napoli and Villareal, and as group winners are to bemoving into the semi-finals stage.
The eighth-final draw, a comparatively easy opponent gave reference to the betting odds for the game Bayern against the FC Basel. The Swiss master was the surprise team of the first round, and was also able to hold its sensational impact in Group C against Manchester United, Benfica and Oletuli Galati.
Through an away draw (3:3), and a home win (2-1), the Basel team threw even last year’s finalist Manchester United out of the Champions League. In the domestic Super League, the football club performs confidently with six points ahead of Bern. No doubt, the Swiss have a rigorous impetus and a lucky streak this season – which, in the opinion of bookmakers, will end in the match against Bayern.
The Munich team, because of their athletic quality and the years of Champions League experience, are the big favorite in this match. You could also decide about the two single direct duels against Basel for yourself. In the last Champions League season, the Swiss were sent home with 2-1 and 3-0 in the first round.
Then Bastian Schweinsteiger scored the winning goal in the first leg, but the player will be missing on 22 February at the St. Jakob Park, as he retired from the game because of an external ligament injury at the last weekend.
Currently, for Bayern it is anything but perfect in the Bundesleague; the weakness of some of their top players, and the lack of consistency has cost the team their good positon in the charts. The Munich team are very likely to show a different face in the Champions League. The great objective – the Champions League Finals – Munich will provide the necessary motivation to get their optimum performance and reach the top of the chart.