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Demichelis believes in Bayern

25 April 2012 16:36

Former Bayern Munich defender Martin Demichelis believes the Bavarians have a good chance of reaching the Champions League final.

Bayern defeted Real Madrid 2-1 at the Allianz Arena in the first leg of their semi-final tie, and the current Malaga centre-back feels his old side can cause an upset at the Santiago Bernabeu if they play their own game on Wednesday.

"The Real Madrid forwards aren't so keen on defending, so the FCB defenders and midfielders will get time on the ball," Demichelis told Bayern's website.

"That's the platform for them to try their luck up front. In my opinion, Bayern have a good chance of making the final.

"I'm expecting Bayern to be confident and unafraid, even though Real are very good at home. But they've generally conceded a goal in most of their home games, so FCB should try and get forward.

"(Franck) Ribery, (Arjen) Robben, (Thomas) Mueller and (Mario) Gomez are players who can unsettle any defence. If Bayern only defend and try and protect their lead to the end, they will lose."

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Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
25 April 2012
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
2 - 1
Full-time
2 - 1
Extra-time
2 - 1
Penalties
1 - 3
On aggregate
3 - 3
Venue
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid)
Attendance
71654

Goals

1 - 0
Cristiano Ronaldo 14'
(assist by M. Özil) 
2 - 0
2 - 1
27' A. Robben (PG)
 (assist by M. Gómez)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
21
17
27 5'
28 104'
10 27' 90'
31
7
30 102'
39
33
Coach: J. Heynckes

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
8
20
11 115'
13
15
18
21
# Player Bookings
25
11
13
22
23
26
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