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Optimistic Bayern eye quarter-final berth

Bayern are on a roll after thrashing Hoffenheim at the weekend, and will now seek to carry that momentum into the Champions League last sixteen return at home to FC Basel on Tuesday (Live in English from 8.30 pm CET on Web Radio). However, after losing to a late goal at St Jakob Park two weeks ago, Germany's biggest club must win by two clear goals to be certain of a place in the quarter-finals.

“It's a very important match, affecting the course of the season," emphasised club president Uli Hoeneß in the build-up to the meeting with the Swiss league leaders. “If we're knocked out on Tuesday, it'll be hard to rescue this season. We have to go through against Basel." Hoeneß took heart from the crushing 7-1 Bundesliga win at the weekend: “The team showed what they’re capable of. I'm convinced we can do it."