Valencia striker Roberto Soldado believes Bayern Munich are the biggest rivals in the race for top stop in Champions League Group F.

The two teams face-off at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday, and the Spain international has conceded the Germans are a 'complicated' proposition.

“The important thing is to start well against the strongest team in our group,” he told AS. “We have to win to get a good start in the Champions League, and we are well prepared to do that.

“It will be a complicated game, but we have already played teams of their quality, like Barcelona and Real Madrid, this season, and competed well.

“It's important for us to take each game as it comes and get through the group. There will be a great atmosphere at the Allianz, so that will be a motivation for us.

“Our whole squad feels we are doing great,” Soldado continued. “We are confident in ourselves, and want to start well to have more chance of success.

“Bayern have great players. The level of their play is the best in Europe, and the squad is a fantastic one that reached the Champions League final last season.”

The former Getafe man also commented on Valencia's win against Celta Vigo at the weekend, admitting it came in spite of their worst performances so far.

“The truth is that, against Celta, we played our worst game of the season. But we needed a victory, and hopefully that winning confidence will take us through against Bayern.”

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