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‘A massive chance’

Desire and passion key to berth in Madrid

The Bayern squad set off on Monday morning for France, aiming to seal a place in the Champions League final on May 22 in Madrid. First of all, FCB must overcome Olympique Lyon on Tuesday evening (Live in English from 8.30 pm on Web Radio) in the semi-final return leg. “We’ve set our sights on a huge prize,” said Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “It’s a massive chance, and we have to take it,” added Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Munich beat OL, French champions seven times in a row between 2002 and 2008, by the only goal of the first leg at the Allianz Arena. “We have a slight edge,” observed Mark van Bommel. “1-0 is obviously helpful, but it’s not over yet. We’ll need all the determination we have,” commented Schweinsteiger. Jörg Butt called on the team to produce “a top performance. We can’t take anything for granted. Lyon have a very good team, and they knocked out Real Madrid. We’ll have to work hard for 90 minutes, maybe even 120.”