Real Madrid will face Bayern Munich in the quarter finals of the Champions. The German side is one of the most powerful teams in all Europe and they have great players in the squad. After knocking out Arsenal in the Last 16 round, the team managed by Ancelotti has to play a difficult tie against the current Champions Leader champion. These are the most important players of the German squad:
Manuel Neuer: He is one of the best goalkeeper in all the world, and this will be his sixth season at Bayern Munich. Neuer started his profesional career at Schalke, 04 where he played with Raúl González, and after his great performance at Gelsenkirchen, Bayern Munich decided to sign him for an amount of €22M.
Philipp Lahm: This will be the last year of the German captain, because he will retire when the season ends. The veteran player of 33 years is a very complete player, who can play in the right back, left bak and in the midfield (specially when Guardiola was the manager). This will be Philipp Lahm’s 11th season with Bayern Munich.
Javi Martínez: The Spaniard full back is in the usual Ancelotti’s line-up and after two seasons without playing too many minutes, because of an injury, the Athletic Club former player is having Ancelotti’s confidence. Javi Martínez signed with Bayern Munich from Athletic Club five years ago for an amount of €40M.
Mats Hummels: This is the first season of the full back at Bayern Munich after being all his life playing for Borussia Dortmund. Mats Hummels is a very powerful full back who is improving year by year. He is 28 years old and Bayern Munich payed for him €35M in the last summer transfer market.
David Alaba: The Austrian left back is one of the best players in all the squad. He usually plays in the left back but we also saw him in the midfield playing several games, showing his great long shot. Nowadays is one of the best left backs in all world and despite his youth (24 years old) this will be his sixth season at Munich.
Xabi Alonso: The former Real Madrid midfielder will play his last season this year. The veteran player of 35 years old is enjoying his experience at Germany playing many minutes, after playing at Real Sociedad, where he started his career, Liverpool and Real Madrid. He is a key player in Bayern Munich midfield because he is a very complete midfielder who has a great long pass and a very powerful long shot.
Thiago Alcantara: FC Barcelona former player is a very technical player who has a good pass and skills. The Spaniard playmaker signed with Bayern Munich four years ago from Barcelona and Carlo Ancelotti is giving him a lot of continuity this season.
Arturo Vidal: He is the stopper of the team. The Chilean midfielder is a very aggressive player who can steal a lot of balls and he is characterized because he is player who defends very good and who like to appear in the attack, a box to box midfielder. This will be his second year at Munich after playing at Bayer Leverkusen and Juventus.
Arjen Robben: The veteran wing is still being one of the most fastest players in all Europe. Despite his age, 33 years old, the Dutch player still dribbles in the right side, being a very difficult player to defend. Arjen Robben signed with Bayern Munich 8 years ago from Real Madrid, after starting his career in the Premier League, Chelsea.
Douglas Costa: The Brazilian wing has a lot of skills and with Robben they are the fastest players in all the squad. Costa likes to dribble and create danger from the wings because his is very fast and he also is a very technical player. The Brazilian player played for Shakhtar six seasons and Guardiola decided to sign him last year for an amount of €30M last year.
Robert Lewandowski: Real Madrid supporters will remind him because he scored 4 goals to Los Blancos playing for Borussia Dortmund. Lewandowski is one of the most complete strikers in the world and year by year he is showing it scoring many goals. In the current season, the Polish striker has scored 21 goals in the Bundesliga and 7 in Champions League. Real Madrid defense must control this player because in any defensive mistake, he can score you a goal.