Champions League

Heynckes: Bayern have silenced the doubters

2018-04-12 09:29
Jupp Heynckes (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes believes his side have proven the doubters wrong after securing a place in the Champions League semi-finals.

Bayern kept alive their hopes of a treble after advancing 2-1 on aggregate against La Liga outfit Sevilla, following a goalless draw in the second leg of their quarter-final tie.

Heynckes returned to the club on a deal until the end of the season last October after replacing Carlo Ancelotti - sacked a day after Bayern had been crushed 3-0 by Paris Saint-Germain in the group stages of the Champions League.

"When I started, nobody believed Bayern Munich would reach the Champions League semi-finals," Heynckes said.

"My players have lofty ambitions in the Champions League to go all the way to the final.

“I think we are in a good place at the moment, but you need some luck, good officials and your best form on the day."

Sevilla pushed hard in Bavaria for a way back into the tie, with Joaquin Correa sending a header against the bar.

But Heynckes felt that his side deserved a place in the final four of the competition after fulfilling their gameplan.

"Sevilla were tactically good and you could see why they knocked out Manchester United in the last round. We were also lucky with the header that hit the crossbar,” he added.

"Top sides have already exited the competitions -- shocks happen time and time again. We saw yesterday in Rome that you cannot afford to underestimate any side in the Champions League. Barcelona travelled to Rome and thought it would be easy. See how that turned out?

"But we had our chances too on the night and didn't get nervous despite failing to score like we normally do.”


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Tuesday, 24 April 2018
Liverpool v Roma, Anfield 20:45
Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Bayern Munchen v Real Madrid, Allianz-Arena 20:45
Tuesday, 01 May 2018
Real Madrid v Bayern Munchen, Estadio Santiago Bernabeu 20:45
Wednesday, 02 May 2018
Roma v Liverpool, Stadio Olimpico 20:45
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Which English Premier League club will progress furthest in this season's Champions League?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.