Created on 19-03-2010 at 00:00 AM
Bayern avoided Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals, but were paired with joint favourites and 2008 winners Manchester United instead. “It’s a tough but extremely attractive draw. We'll have to go to the limit and probably beyond,” commented chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Director of sport Christian Nerlinger is already looking forward to the home leg: “It’ll be a festival evening for us."
Reaction to the Champions League quarter-final draw:
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: “It’s a tough but extremely attractive draw. Manchester rate as one of the very biggest clubs around. We’ll have to go to our limits and very probably beyond if we’re to get through. Manchester are the favourites, but that’s part of the allure: you do your best to upset the favourites. English football suits us better than the Spanish game.”
Karl Hopfner: “I think it’s a terrific draw. It’s just a shame we have the first match at home in Munich, and have to go to Old Trafford for the return.”
Christian Nerllinger: “It’ll be a festival evening for us. Playing Manchester United is very special, they’re one of the greatest clubs in Europe. We should approach the task positively and look forward to the tie."