Bayern Munich face tough fixtures in Champions League

Bayern Munich set to face a tough road to the finals of the Champions League.

After completing the domestic double, Bayern Munich will turn their focus on the Champions League. The European competition is said to take place as a mini-tournament next month in Portugal. Bayern squad is currently enjoying a well-deserved break, but they will soon have to work hard as the road to CL trophy is set to be difficult.

Die Roten will have to finish the round of 16 tie before thinking about the next rounds of the competition. They will play the second leg against Chelsea at Allianz Arena on August 8. The German club has a healthy lead of 3-0 against English club, so a professional performance at home will make sure that they travel to Portugal for the rest of the games.

UEFA held draws for the quarter-finals and semi-finals on Friday. If Die Roten gets the job done against Chelsea, they will face the winner between Barcelona and Napoli. The tie between Barcelona and Napoli is firmly poised with a 1-1 scoreline before the second leg in Spain.

If Die Roten overcomes the quarterfinal hurdle, then they will face the winner between Manchester City/Real Madrid and Juventus/Lyon. Man City is leading Real Madrid by 2-1 scoreline before the second leg at Etihad Stadium. Meanwhile, Lyon leads Juventus by 1-0 scoreline before the second leg in Turin.

This route to final is possibly the toughest Rekordmeister would have got in this draw. The German club has enjoyed a successful campaign in Europe till now, winning all seven games till now. The emphatic performance against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge showed that Die Roten is well equipped to go toe to toe with big teams in Europe.

Even in the group stages, the Bundesliga champions were clinical against Tottenham Hotspurs at London Stadium by scoring seven goals in the game. Since the games from quarter-finals are set to be one leg games at neutral venues, Die Roten stands a very good chance of going all the way with the amount of talent in the squad.

Hansi Flick has been astute with his tactical approach in big games. The German manager is getting better with his in-game management, so the ties against some of the best clubs in Europe will be a good test for young squad and Flick.

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Players will be returning to training by the end of next week. They have done a tremendous job in 2020, winning all but one game in the Bundesliga to retain the title. The players showed resilience to see out Bayer Leverkusen to win DFB Pokal last weekend. Same grit, determination, and composure will help them to see out these four games in the Champions League to bring the glittering trophy back to Allianz Arena.