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Xavi ready for ´brutal´ Bayern clash

21 April 2013 15:19

Barcelona star Xavi is anticipating a 'brutal' encounter against Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Bayern warmed up for the semi-final tie with two consecutive 6-1 victories against Wolfsburg and Hannover in domestic competition.

Xavi said he was under no illusions as to the size of the task facing Barca.

"Tuesday will be brutal," the 33-year-old told TZ.

"Munich is a city that lives for football. They have one of the most important stadiums in the world, but in the end, of course, we want to be playing in the grand final at Wembley."

A much-changed Barcelona laboured to a 1-0 win over Levante on Saturday, with a late Cesc Fabregas goal ensuring they retained a 13-point advantage over Real Madrid in La Liga.

Despite acknowledging the impressive form of their German counterparts, Xavi said the clash would come down to the finest details.

"True, they are currently in a stratospheric form," the Spain midfielder said.

"But in the Champions League the smallest details decide games. We will do everything we can to achieve a good result in Munich."

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Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
23 April 2013
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
4 - 0
On aggregate
7 - 0
Venue
Allianz-Arena (München)
Attendance
68000

Goals

T. Müller 25'
(assist by Dante) 
1 - 0
M. Gómez 49'
(assist by T. Müller) 
2 - 0
A. Robben 73'
(assist by B. Schweinsteiger) 
3 - 0
T. Müller 82'
(assist by D. Alaba) 
4 - 0

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
21
17
27
4
10 73'
31 87'
7
8 46'
33 37' 49'
25 25' 82'
Coach: J. Heynckes
# Player Bookings
1
2
3
18 89'
15 39'
8 90+2'
6
16
10
9 87'
17
Coach: Tito Vilanova

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
30
14
11
5
13
22
44
# Player Bookings
7
4
11
13
19
22
25

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