Victory is "massive ask" - Bayern chairman
Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes that the team will have to produce two outstanding performances to see off Real Madrid.
The highly-respected German outfit square off against the current La Liga pace-setters in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final at the Allianz Arena this evening. Bayern have already been tipped to see off the Spaniards by Argentinian legend Diego Maradona, and their style of football has also attracted praise from Real star Sergio Ramos. But Bayern chairman Rummenigge says he is under no illusions about the size of the task faced by manager Jupp Heynckes and his players ahead of the club's upcoming semi-final showdown. "Naturally, we now want to make footballing history and become the first-ever club to reach the Champions League final in our own stadium. But we're also aware that it'll be unbelievably tough against Real Madrid," said Rummenigge. "Real Madrid appear to start as favourites, but with our quality, our team spirit and our desire, we have a chance. We need two days when everything works out for us, because if we give it 100 percent, we can take our chance."