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Bayern Munich: Kimmich expects “balanced tie” against Man City

Kimmich at Bayern
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The Bavarians will play the UCL quarter-finals’ standout tie against Manchester City.

Joshua Kimmich is happy to reunite with former manager Pep Guardiola as Bayern Munich face Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Kimmich joined the Bavarians from Stuttgart in 2015, breaking into the senior squad under Guardiola. Since then, the German star has become a cornerstone of Bayern and Mannschaft’s midfield lines.

Guardiola will reunite with his former Bayern players when City take on the Bavarians in the UCL quarter-finals in April. 

Reacting to the draw, Kimmich told Bayern’s media: “It’s definitely one of the most difficult draws. 

“Nevertheless, we are self-confident and I’m personally happy to play against Pep Guardiola after such a long time. Every football fan will look forward to these two games because two top teams will meet.

City have very good individual players paired with a good coach who has a good plan. They have consistently played at the highest level for years.

“We are also a team with many good individuals. But we have already shown that we work very well as a team and that we also have a top coach. It will be a balanced tie.”

Bayern finished the group stage above Inter and Barcelona before eliminating Paris Saint-Germain in the last-16 round. 

In case the Bavarians defeat City in the next round, they will meet the winner of Chelsea’s tie with Real Madrid in the semi-finals.