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Beckenbauer: Barcelona will try ´all the tricks in the book´

SoccerNews in La Liga 29 Apr 2013

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Franz Beckenbauer has warned Bayern Munich that Barcelona will stop at nothing to ensure the right result in their UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg.

The German champions travel to Barcelona having taken a 4-0 lead in the first leg and Beckenbauer believes Barca will try
everything they can to secure a place in the final.

“Barca will try everything to throw Bayern off
balance,” Beckenbauer told Bild.

“They will deploy all methods, anything that’s
allowed and anything that’s forbidden. They will defend themselves because
their pride has been hurt.”

Beckenbauer won three European Cups with Bayern in the
1970s and believes the current squad of players need to remain focused on
the job at hand, rather than being distracted in what could prove to be a heated
fixture.

“Barca will try to take Bayern’s eyes off their game plan
with one-on-one duels. The Bayern players should not be drawn into personal
battles,” said the 67-year-old.

“They will not surrender, they will provoke, they
will try all the tricks in the book.”

A UEFA Champions League win for Bayern would mean a treble for
the club, having already secured the Bundesliga and the DFB Pokal this
season.

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