Bayern Munich beat Sevilla 2-1 in the first leg of the Champions League quarter finals at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in Spain.
The German giants regained momentum following an own goal by Jesus Navas as Thiago Alcantara inspired them to the craved win.
Hosts Sevilla found the back of the net through Pablo Sarabia two minutes past half an hour mark, before Frank Ribery’s touched was deflected by Navas into the net meanwhile Alcantara sealed the deal for the Bundesliga side.
Pablo earlier on missed a chance earlier to give lead for Sevilla, as Franco Vasquez was prevented by Javi Martinez from sweeping a clean ball past Sven Ulreich.
Sevilla fought but wasn’t enough to claim victory, their fight was recognized by opponent defender Mats Hummels who was happy with the result the managed after the threats Sevilla posed.
“We’re happy with the result but it wasn’t 90 minutes good for us. There was half an hour in the first half when Sevilla were clearly the better team.”
Bayern Munich players watched much of Sevilla games according to Hummels so as to find solutions to contain them but were disappointed by the control the Spanish side had in the first 30 minutes.
“We watched many of Sevilla’s games and the coach told us how good they are. It didn’t come as a surprise but we didn’t want them to be as dominant for the first half. We will analyze and talk about that and make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
Much as the lost Sevilla players received rounds of applauses from their fans and will try their luck to turn the tables in the return leg six days from now at the Allianz, home of Bayern.
History favors Bayern more than Sevilla as the German side have only failed once to progress past the quarter finals in both the Europa and Champions League the last 16 years.