XABI ALONSO WANTS TO FACE REAL MADRID IN THE UCL FINAL
Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso has revealed he would the chance to face his former club Real Madrid in the Champions League final.
Alonso has already announced his intention to retire from football at the end of the season and is looking to sign out in fitting style following a trophy-laden career, having won Europe’s top prize with Liverpool in 2005 and Real in 2014.
The 35-year-old played the whole 90 minutes as the Bundesliga champions made light work of Arsenal, beating the Gunners 5-1 at The Emirates to secure an emphatic 10-2 victory on aggregate.
‘A Bayern-Real Madrid final would not be bad,’ he told Radio Onda Cero.
‘I think Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are the strongest so facing them later [in the tournament] would be better.’
Bayern have been made favourites by the bookies to lift the trophy for the sixth time in their history, ahead of Real Madrid and Atletico.