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Heather Diaz
March 15, 2019

Bayern Munich are facing up to another season without Champions League glory after losing to Liverpool and Robert Lewandowski has made his unhappiness with his team's tactics clear.

They know how much Liverpool have been indebted to Mane recently, and were quick to praise him once again once the full time whistle had sounded. He added: "I have a lot of duels today, it was very hard because I was alone". "If you are alone against two three players, good players, it is very hard to play". Still, the sting of failing to progress to the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time in eight years will be felt for some time.

"Virgil gives organisation on set pieces, and he is unsafe", Klopp said with some understatement.

Whether he was joking or not, it's fair to suggest that Juventus knew exactly what they getting when they signed Ronaldo from Real Madrid last summer.

Nothing, however, helped provide the goals.

"We have always had the belief that the Premier League is the best in the world but it has been a top league without that many teams [in the latter stages] of this one", he said.

The centre-back became the first Liverpool player to both score and assist in an away Champions League knockout match since Craig Bellamy against FC Barcelona in February 2007. He was involved in the goal of Bayern as well, so what a night. They have undoubtedly got the quality and the confidence at the moment.

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"We lacked the courage to cause problems for the opponents' defense", Bayern defender Mats Hummels said.

Van Dijk told Liverpool's official website of the message passed on by an ambitious boss: "Obviously be courageous when we have the ball, make sure everyone wants the ball and when we defend, defend all together".

Bayern and Dortmund are now joint top of the Bundesliga table, with 57 points amassed from their allotted 25 games.

It takes an extra-special player to inspire a team to Champions League glory, and during this decade, it has usually been Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi who has been the difference in terms of elevating his side above the rest.

And despite the prospect of two titles, Bayern's thoughts are already turning to next season.

The 27-year-old was imperious in defence, too.

Canadian youngster Alphonso Davies completed his transfer from the Vancouver Whitecaps in January, and Bayern has already signed World Cup victor Benjamin Pavard from league rival Stuttgart for next season.

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