Europe now the focus for Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich Coach Josep Guardiola

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Bayern Munich can now concentrate on the Champions League after crashing out of the DFB-Pokal to Borussia Dortmund.

The Bavarians have already wrapped up the Bundesliga title and faced their great rivals in the semi-finals of the German Cup, with the game ending 1-1 after extra time.

Bayern incredibly missed all their penalties in the subsequent shoot-out as BVB claimed the spoils by slotting home two of theirs, and they will now face the winner of Wednesday’s clash between Arminia Bielefeld and VfL Wolfsburg in the final.

It has been another superb season for the German giants and, despite the disappointment of failing to win another treble, coach Pep Guardiola made it clear that he was more than happy with the way his men performed.

“I am prouder than ever of my team,” he said. “We have done everything, so I am very satisfied. We played well. It was our best game against BVB in my period here in Germany.”

A worrying sight for the hosts was the injury to winger Arjen Robben who limped off just 15 minutes after coming on as a substitute, with the first leg of the massive Champions League semi-final against Barcelona only seven days away.

Bayern can be backed at 4.33 to beat Barca in the Nou Camp with the Spaniards on offer at 1.80 and Guardiola will want a fully fit squad to ensure that they return to the Allianz Arena still in the game.

A repeat of the quarter-final first-leg loss to Porto might be terminal, as it is unlikely they would put six past the Catalans in the return leg.

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