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Barcelona – Hurricane injuries that hit Bayern Munich made Barcelona more favored in the upcoming Champions League semi-final. But Barca defender, Marc Bartra, reluctant to assume that his team is the favorite.
Barca and Bayern would elbow each other in the semi-finals to compete for a ticket to the Champions League final. This meeting is a repeat duel of the Champions League two seasons ago in the same round. At that time, Barca were forced to surrender to the striking aggregate, 0-7.
“Bayern when it had outstanding at the end of the season and our situation is the opposite. We are exposed to some injury, is physically not in the best condition, and that the case is not always desired,” said Bartra about meeting two years ago.
“The most important thing is to learn from it and become a better player,” added the 23-year-old players.
Now after two years, the two teams will meet again. But this time Barca and Bayern looked at the semi-final match in the different trends.
Barca were on pace okay and the squad is fully fit. In contrast, Bayern have just knocked out of the DFB-Pokal and lost Arjen Robben and Robert Lewandowski were injured. Seeing the situation, Bayern midfielder, Xabi Alonso, mention that Barca is more favored.
However Bartra did not agree with the assumption. According to him, Bayern remain strong and difficult team to beat.
“Bayern are still a strong team, we have respect for them. We are in better physical condition than two years ago, when we did not really exist in the best condition. The important thing is that we’ve had so far and we are in condition good. It will not be easy, but we will do our best, “continued Bartra.
“In Europe and especially in the semi-finals, there is a favorite for many that could have happened,” he was quoted as saying by Marca.
Barca will first act as the host in the first leg match on 6th May.