Berlin - Dinamo Zagreb boss Zoran Mamic is targeting an
upset at Bayern Munich in Tuesday's Champions League match to extend the
Croatian league leaders unbeaten run to 46 matches.
Dinamo last lost in November 2014 and have since swept the
Croatian league and Cup, plus they opened their Champions League account with a
shock 2-1 win at home to Arsenal a fortnight ago.
Mamic's side faces the biggest test of their impressive run
at the Allianz Arena, where Bayern won all six home games in Europe last
season, even beating eventual champions Barcelona.
Pep Guardiola's side has won all nine matches in all
competitions so far this season.
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Mamic acknowledges the task facing his team -- especially
with Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski in sensational form after scoring seven
goals in his last two games.
"It is a privilege for me and my team to be here,"
"We are going to play against the best team in the
world. We know how strong they are, but they are human beings like us.
"We have a vision for the game. We will have to play
defensively, but not just defensively. We want to try to attack and if possible
score a goal.
"We will try to be dangerous and we will give our all
to get a good result.
"Bayern are very dangerous. We will have to be 300
percent concentrated and alert.
"Forty-five games in a row without losing is very nice.
We all hope after the Bayern game it will be 46 in a row."
Bayern's Germany centre-back Jerome Boateng says Dinamo's
run is "impressive", but those made to be broken.
The German league leaders will field a strong side, even
with wingers Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery sidelined, while midfielders Arturo
Vidal and Sebastian Rode are doubtful.
Guardiola says Bayern will not underestimate Dinamo in the
battle for top spot in Group F.
"They have gone 45 matches unbeaten; there is not much
more you need to say about this Dinamo side," he said.
"You would expect Arsenal to have beaten them on
matchday one, but after 30 minutes I could see how strong Dinamo were -- very
good in defence, with the players very disciplined in holding their
As for his star striker, the demanding Guardiola says he
"I am very happy with Robert Lewandowski -- his
passing, his scoring -- but of course I want more.
"I hope he will score again in this game, but I am
happy with him even when he doesn't score, provided he is playing the way I
want him to."For
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