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All about Bayern in Champions Matchday

Published: Tuesday 15 April 2014, 16.33CET
David Alaba, Toni Kroos and Manuel Neuer headline the latest edition of Champions Matchday, in which Luka Modrić, Gary Cahill and Koke also feature.

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Published: Tuesday 15 April 2014, 16.33CET

All about Bayern in Champions Matchday

David Alaba, Toni Kroos and Manuel Neuer headline the latest edition of Champions Matchday, in which Luka Modrić, Gary Cahill and Koke also feature.

With the UEFA Champions League final just two ties away, the latest issue of Champions Matchday focuses on the four semi-finalists with their eyes on Lisbon.

Holders FC Bayern München are in imperious form again and we sit down for an exclusive interview with three of their players. Manuel Neuer, Toni Kroos and David Alaba discuss their admiration for Josep Guardiola, the sheer delight of winning the UEFA Champions League at Wembley last season, and their hunger to lift the trophy again in May.

There are also one-on-ones with two of the UEFA Champions League's rising stars. Chelsea FC's classy centre-back Gary Cahill reveals what it is like to work with José Mourinho, learn from John Terry and face former team-mate Didier Drogba. Meanwhile, lifelong Club Atlético de Madrid fan Koke explains the joy he feels playing for his boyhood club and the team spirit being fostered under coach Diego Simeone.

Elsewhere, we analyse the importance of crossing in the modern game as sides become ever more compact and tactically disciplined, celebrate ten classic semi-finals from past European Cup campaigns and weigh the influence experience plays in a team's drive to win the greatest club prize.

Also in the latest edition, we talk to Real Madrid CF's exciting young right-back Daniel Carvajal on the moments that have shaped his career, celebrate five players from Liverpool FC's team of 1978 and shine a light on five of the best proponents of wing play in Europe. Plus expert comment from Guillem Balagué and Sandro Mazzola, the chance to win a Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 video game, and much, much more.

Champions Matchday is the official magazine of the UEFA Champions League and is available in 79 territories across the world. It is also available in digital format on Apple Newsstand. You can follow the magazine on Twitter @ChampionsMag.

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