Marseille defender Stephane Mbia rued his team's luck and believes they can overturn their 2-0 loss to Bayern Munich.The Ligue 1 side are on the verge of exiting the Champions League at the quarter-final stage after goals from Mario Gomez and Arjen Robben condemned them to the loss at Stade Velodrome on Wednesday.
Marseille boss Didier Deschamps was downcast after their 2-0 Champions League quarter-final first-leg loss to Bayern Munich on Wednesday.Mario Gomez put the Bavarians ahead a minute before half-time with a well-taken finish, capitalising on third-choice goalkeeper Elinton Andrade's mistake.
Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery was delighted to beat old side Marseille in their Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday.The Germans have one foot in the semi-finals after Mario Gomez and Arjen Robben gave Bayern a comfortable 2-0 advantage from their trip to the Stade Velodrome, and Ribery said it was their ideal result.
Bayern Munich took a big step towards progression in the Champions League after a 2-0 win away to Marseille on Wednesday.Franck Ribery's return to the Stade Velodrome was not exactly a comfortable one, but the visitors overcame stiff resistance as they ensured a sizable advantage ahead of the second leg of the quarter-final clash in Munich.
Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm said his team would not be underestimating Champions League quarter-final opponents Marseille.Bayern journey to the Stade Velodrome to take on Marseille on Wednesday in the first-leg of the tie, and Lahm said his team had been given a good wake-up call in the round-of-16, when they suffered a shock 1-0 first-leg defeat to Swiss club Basel.
Marseille's Mathieu Valbuena has promised Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery a special reception when the teams meet on Wednesday.Valbuena played with Ribery for one season at Marseille before the latter's 25 million-euro switch to Bayern in 2007.
Former France international Bixente Lizarazu has hailed the Bayern Munich forward line, led by star striker Mario Gomez.Retired fullback Lizarazu lined up for Bayern from 1997 until 2004 before leaving for Marseille, only to return to Bavaria and see out his playing career for a final season in 2005/06.
Marseille must try to shake off an eight-game winless streak as they prepare for their Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich.The club from the French south coast have not won since their round of 16 first leg against Inter Milan as they have plummeted to ninth in Ligue 1.
Didier Deschamps has rejected the notion it will be a 'miracle' if Marseille beat Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday.The Marseille boss admitted Bayern will start the Stade Velodrome clash as favourites, but is confident his side can be competitive in the first leg of their quarter-final clash.
Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery said his former club Marseille will provide tough opposition in the Champions League quarter-finals.Bayern journey to the Stade Velodrome for Wednesday's first-leg clash, and although Marseille are struggling in eighth position in Ligue 1, Ribery believes Didier Deschamps side will be no pushover.
Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger says his side face a difficult task against Marseille in the Champions League quarter-finals.Bayern avoided favourites Barcelona and Real Madrid in Friday's draw, and appear to have received a favourable tie against French club Marseille, who have been inconsistent in Ligue 1 this season.
Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery is already relishing a Champions League quarter-final against former club Marseille.France international Ribery spent two years with Marseille between 2005 and 2007, and will be back at the Stade Velodrome for the first leg of the last-eight tie on March 28.
Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda says Bayern Munich are clear favourites to progress from the teams' Champions League quarter-final tie.Ligue 1 side Marseille eliminated out-of-form Serie A team Inter Milan in the previous round, but are up against Bundesliga heavyweights Bayern in the last eight.
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