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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Champions League Semi Final: Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid

Bayern Munich takes two years in a row standing at the gates of the final. Two seasons when his visits to Spain have been catastrophic; eliminated by the two 'big' Iberian, Madrid and Barcelona, ​​before he saw them lift the 'Orejona'. In 2014, Real Madrid took the tie with authority, a 5-0 overall, before crowned champions after beating Atletico Madrid. In 2015, the Teutonic box fell to Barcelona 5-3 on aggregate in the last round before disposing of Juventus to win the treble.

In his third attempt to conquer Europe under the baton of Pep Guardiola, return to their private hell, Spain, to face the third. Atletico Madrid. A historic Spanish football but has not been until the last five years that has positioned itself as one of the rivals to beat in Europe. It is to the emerging force when try to change the dynamic.

Obviously we remember what happened in the last semifinal and above and have not forgotten that not swim or an away goal. FC Bayern are aware that tomorrow they have to make. Against Real Madrid (in 2014) were defeated 2- 0, Barcelona (2015) also 3-0 ... it is clear that tomorrow we change that also have the memory of the end of 2012 when we lost, but in 2013 we won and that also joins the team.

Although the captain calls to mind to take forces, recent history has taught the Teuton box to try to Atletico Madrid with caution and the "utmost respect". Guardiola and his men avoid taking the role of "favorite" for the meeting, especially members of the Spanish delegation in the Bavarian box, which are few - Xabi Alonso, Javi Martinez, Thiago Alcántara and Juan Bernat.

The role of "scoring goals" in qualifying disputed lands in Spanish for the first time in three years will not be easy for the Teutons, as they face the best defense in Europe and one of the toughest local competition. A team that has only received 14 points at home all season.

In addition, its strong defense is not the only strength of Atletico Madrid, according warned the coach Josep Guardiola, who sees "continuity" Men 'Cholo', his greatest achievement in recent years, because in his opinion " everyone can win one year; how difficult is to stay and have continuity and they have succeeded. "

For veteran Xabi Alonso, a member of Real Madrid who beat Atletico in 2014, the match against Atletico Madrid can become "the world's best" several "facets of the game", reason why they will face the visit the Vicente Calderon with the utmost respect.