Bayern wary of weary Lyon (2)

09:28, April 21, 2010      

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But Bayern are no pushover themselves.

The Bavarians' win over Hanover leaves them top of the Bundesliga with three games left, and with the treble of German league, cup and Champions League titles in their sights. They last won the Champions League in 2001.

The two aces in van Gaal's pack are Arjen Robben, fresh from his hat-trick against Hanover, while striker Ivica Olic also scored two last Saturday.

Both scored at Old Trafford to stun Sir Alex Ferguson's United in their fateful second leg quarter-final.

Robben, who says he is playing "the best football of my life", has been dubbed "Bayern's Messi" by Lyon daily Le Progres, in reference to Barcelona's Lionel Messi, who take on Inter Milan in the other Champions League semi.

Bayern's Argentinian defender Martin Demichelis is also likely to play for Bayern despite injury worries.

Lyon have problems of their own getting to Munich with cancelled flights across Europe due to Iceland's volcanic ash cloud meaning the French had to endure a bus trip to Bavaria via Zurich.

It'll be a total of 10 hours on the bus, which is hard," said Lyon captain Cris.

"But there's no choice and we have to accept it."

Lyon drew 2-2 with Girondins Bordeaux on Saturday night in the third meeting between the clubs in the space of three weeks - they met in the Champions League last sixteen. The result effectively knocks both sides out of the Ligue 1 title race.

Source:China Daily

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