Rummenigge: ‘Bayern looking to end hoodoo’

FC Bayern München CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says the club will look to end their losing streak against Spanish sides when they face Atletico Madrid in a UEFA Champions League tie on Wednesday.

Bayern have been eliminated by Spanish opposition in the last three seasons of the competition, and will now look to end their hoodoo against Atletico.

In 2013/14 they lost 5-0 on aggregate to Real Madrid in the semi-finals. In 2014/15, the German giants crashed out to Barcelona by a 5-3 scoreline at the same stage.

In the most recent installment of the tournament, FC Hollywood reached the last four before again dropping out on away goals to Atletico.



However, Carlo Ancelotti’s side have an opportunity to partly rectify things when they face the Red and Whites in a Group D encounter at the Vicente Calderon Stadium.

Bayern are in some fine form and boast a perfect winning record with the Italian in charge. With that said, Diego Simeone’s Atletico are also looking good and are just two points behind Real Madrid in the La Liga standings.

Nonetheless, Rummenigge believes the German champions have a point to prove.

He told the club’s official website: “We have played Spanish teams for the last three years and always lost.

“With Ancelotti in charge, we want to show at Atletico that we can win at least a point or even all three.”

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