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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 September 2018

Bayern Munich out for 'revenge' when Paris Saint-Germain visit in Uefa Champions League

Goalkeeper Ulreich is confident he and his teammates can right the wrongs from the defeat in September when the French giants visit the Allianz Arena.

Bayern Munich's players go through their paces during a training session ahead of the Uefa Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain. Gunter Sciffmann / AFP
Bayern Munich's players go through their paces during a training session ahead of the Uefa Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain. Gunter Sciffmann / AFP

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Sven Ulreich has said the German champions "want revenge" against Paris Saint-Germain when the two sides meet in the Uefa Champions League tonight.

Ligue 1 leaders PSG thrashed Bayern 3-0 at the Parc de Princes in September, with goals from Dani Alves, Edinson Cavani, and Neymar.

The result prompted the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti, who had overseen a disappointing start to the season for the German champions. Former treble-winning Bayern manager Jupp Heynckes returned to replace Ancelotti and has since guided the Bavarians to 10 wins in 11 matches.

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The defeat to PSG is the only mark on Bayern's Champions League campaign, and having won their other four matches, they are assured of their place in the last 16 knockout stage.

To take top spot in Group B, Bayern need to beat PSG by four goals at the Allianz Arena tonight, but the Germans have a score to settle regardless of the result.

"Of course we want revenge, it will be difficult to win the group, but it's about prestige and we want to show the first leg was just a slip up," Ulreich told magazine Kicker.

Bayern's hopes of gaining revenge were given a boost on Saturday when PSG slumped to their first league defeat of the season, falling 2-1 to 16th-placed Stasbourg. Bayern, meanwhile, tuned up for their showdown with PSG by beating Hannover 3-1 on the same day.

Both sides comfortable lead their repsective league tables, with PSG nine points clear atop Ligue 1 while Bayern hold a six point lead in the Bundesliga.

"It was a very depressing evening for us in Paris, we did not play well, there wasn't much order at the back," said Ulreich, who took over when Manuel Neuer suffered a fractured foot in September.

"We have to put things right on Tuesday and show who we are. It's a special match for all of us.

"The Champions League, against PSG, in front of a sold-out crowd in Munich - these are the games you dreamed about as a little boy.

"When everyone is fit, we have a lot of potential in the squad and I see our prospects as being very positive," he said. "But we need all our players to do that, but I am confident."

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