Bayern are no longer favourites, says Robben

The Netherlands international believes Real Madrid boast “the best players” and are the most dangerous opponents left in the Champions League

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben says his side can no longer be considered favourites to win the Champions League as they prepare to face Real Madrid.

The reigning European champions have been odds-on to become the first team to defend the trophy in the modern era throughout the tournament so far, but Robben believes such expectation counts for nothing against a side he believes are the most dangerous in the competition.

“They have the best players,” Robben told Kicker. “If you have a 10 minute period where you switch off, you can suddenly concede three goals. There’ll be a lot demanded of us.

“We are no longer favourites. Of course we want to win the Champions League again, but we’re in the semi final – and anything can happen.

“Real are the most dangerous opponent we could have faced.”

Wednesday’s match at Santiago Bernabeu kicks off at 20:45CET.

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