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Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm relishing Man United draw


Manchester United narrowly got past Olympiacos in the UEFA Champions League round of 16. In the draw they were paired with the reigning champions Bayern Munich, and the German side’s captain is thrilled.

“That’s a great draw. A fantastic stadium, super atmosphere, and we had many great clashes with them in the past. I am looking forward to it,” Philipp Lahm told the club’s official website.

“We shouldn’t be misled by their Premier League position. They are a great team, they have got outstanding individual quality. We must give it our all in both legs, and then we’ll have the chance to go through to the semis.”

“That’s a very attractive draw,” Bayern sporting director Matthias Sammer said. “In the last 16 return leg [against Olympiakos] they have shown they are capable of great things. On a good day they are immensely dangerous. We should not allow them to have two good days. I think the draw is doable but also dangerous.”

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