'Complete' Bayern Munich the Champions League favourites, insists Owen Hargreaves

Bayern Munich players celebrate winning the 28th Bundesliga title. – AP

Bayern Munich players celebrate winning the 28th Bundesliga title. – AP

Bayern Munich are the clear favourites entering the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie with Sevilla, as they'll defend a 2-1 advantage at home.

The Spanish club must score at least two away goals in the Bundesliga champions' back yard to progress in the competition, a seriously tall order when you consider Bayern are unbeaten at the Allianz Arena this season.

"A 2-1 win away from home is always great, but it's not the same as 5-0 against Besiktas", said Robben, referring to their first-leg win in the last 16. "We aren't going to go our and play for a 0-0 draw, we want to try and win what we know will be a demanding game".

But, Bayern Munich, under Jupp Heynckes, are imperious at home, a stomping ground where a certain Arjen Robben nearly always comes into his own.

"We're in a good mood, we're hungry and our big goal is to reach the semi-finals", said Heynckes.

"They have to take risks and score two goals in our stadium". Heynckes said Boateng is fit despite a bruised foot.

Bayern come into the clash brimming with confidence after securing their sixth consecutive Bundesliga title with a 4-1 victory over FC Augsburg on Saturday.


David Alaba (back) and Arturo Vidal (knock) will also miss out, a major blow to Heynckes and his squad.

A draw would be enough to see Bayern go through and it's (7.50) if the result ends that way in the Bavarian capital.

Sevilla's Danish centre-back Simon Kjaer picked up an injury in the La Liga defeat to Celta Vigo on Saturday and will be missing.

Old Trafford stands as an example and promise of what Sevilla can do, the kind of upset they can cause.

Robert Lewandowski - who has 35 goals to his name this season, was rested at the weekend. What's more is that they have scored 67 goals in those games, an average of 3.5 goals per game.

Montella told the press: "The match lasts 90 minutes, so it's important that we are in it for the whole 90 minutes". Should Sevilla kill off the supply line between the spaces, they might stay in the match for longer periods, giving their attacking men the chance to grab a foothold in the game.

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