Franck Ribery hopes to stay at Bayern Munich

Ross Houston
April 5, 2018

Bayern Munich came from a goal down to claim a 2-1 lead against Sevilla in Tuesday night's Champions League quarter-final first leg at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Bayern's French winger Franck Ribery had a strong influence on the result with his two crosses resulting in the two goals for the five-time European champions. Below are the top five scorers and appearance-makers (all-time in the Champions League) now playing for Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Roma and Sevilla.

In Spain, Sevilla lost 1-2 to visitors Bayern Munich. "We reacted well to going behind". You just can not make those mistakes in the Champions League. "It's always psychologically an advantage to score or take the lead shortly before half-time".

"If we want to win the Champions League, then we will have to play better", Heynckes warned, before paying tribute to his substitutes' impacts.

Sarabia missed another golden opportunity in the first half and Joaquin Correa might have had a penalty for a trip by Jerome Boateng in the first half but was instead booked.

With the goal, Ronaldo has scored 14 goals in this season's competition.

Sevilla almost found the net just after the break but Javi Martinez made a superb perfectly timed last-ditch tackle on Franco Vazquez in the area to snuff out the chance.

Thiago got the winning goal for Bayern in the 68th minute with a header from a cross from Ribery.

"We improved in the second half and in the end deserved to win". The Spanish giants all but wrapped the tie up on 72 minutes, as full-back Marcelo finished off a good team move.

Sevilla now have to regroup, with a mountain to climb in Munich their biggest challenge will be to not submit to defeat just yet and hope to upset the Bavarians in the same surprising fashion as they did with Manchester United.

The match was level by the break thanks to a bit of freak luck, as Ribery's hopeful ball into the fray took a turn off Jesus Navas' feet.

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