Manchester United will have a tough task ahead as they travel to Munich and the hallowed Allianz Arena to face Bayern Munich in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final tie.
The visitors held last season's champions to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford. However UEFA's controversial away goals rule effectively means that the tie is 2-1 in Bayern's favour.
This means the defending Premier League champions find themselves in a position mirroring the successful Chelsea last night, one goal for United would not be enough, and one goal from Bayern may well create an insurmountable obstacle for the Reds.
United may possibly have a trio of good omens going into the tie, the first being the reported fitness of Wayne Rooney as he looks to continue his run of good form, the second positive sign for the Old Trafford set will be the fact that Bayern will be without two potent midfielders in the form of Javi Martinez and Bastian Schweinsteiger, both suspended.
Finally the Reds can take comfort from Bayern's shock defeat away to the inferior Augsburg at the weekend, which ended a gargantuan 61-match scoring run for Munich.
The odds however, are far from stacked in United's favour, as playing away, especially on such a massive European stage is no easy task, especially when you step into the daunting Allianz Arena. Furthermore, Bayern have never lost a quarter-final, whose first leg was 1-1, progressing all 11 times.
Sitting back and watching Bayern hold the ball and come at the Reds, in the hope they can counter will simply not be enough. United know they will have to attack the game to stand a chance of coming away with anything from it, and this could well prove to be their undoing.
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