Sevilla can beat Bayern, insists Sarabia

Sevilla midfielder Pablo Sarabia believes his side can defeat Bayern Munich but acknowledges they must be more clinical in front of goal.

Vincenzo Montella’s side host Bayern Munich on Tuesday in the first leg of their Champions League quarter final, but are clear underdogs for the clash.

“You always dream of making it through one more round but we know how difficult this task is,” Sarabia is cited as saying by in a pre-match press conference.

“We aren't favourites and it won't be easy to beat Bayern. But we have our strengths and qualities and if we make the most of them, well, that's how we can go through.

“We learned so much about this competition last season. We played a terrific match against Leicester in our stadium but we weren't capable of taking enough of our chances and putting the tie to bed.

“Over in Leicester, we didn't know how to produce the performance we needed. We deserved to go through but they did instead and that was like an apprenticeship for us.

“Perhaps you could say that Bayern have the same general philosophy as Barca did on Saturday: intense, trying to dominate the match and possession.

“But they aren't the same team, this isn't the same competition: it'll be a quite different test.”

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