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Kimmich confident ‘better team’ Bayern can turn the tie around vs PSG

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The European titleholders were found at the wrong end of the scoreline after an ultra-attacking contest in the quarter-final first-leg.

Joshua Kimmich is confident that Bayern Munich can turn tie around against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

Bayern entered the Champions League quarter-finals first-leg against PSG as slight favorites as they were on a 19-game unbeaten streak in the competition and had beaten their opponents not too long ago, in last season’s final.

However, the lively end-to-end game at the Allianz Arena ended up in the favor of the visitors, who sealed a hard-fought 3-2 victory.

While not impossible by any means, producing a comeback and knocking the Parisians out will be a demanding task for the German champions – and Kimmich is very much ready for it.

“Because we’re the better team, I believe that we will progress,” he told the official club website when asked why Bayern will advance to the semi-finals.

“We were the better team in the first leg but unfortunately the result didn’t correspond to the performance. Nevertheless, I’m confident that we can still turn it around in the second leg.

“A lot will come down to mentality, but also efficiency. We already showed a good mentality in the first game but we weren’t efficient enough. This time we need to do both!”

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