This weekend Bayern Munich are in the same shoes in their sights as they were in 2012-13 when Manuel Neuer helped them achieve a treble
According to captain Manuel Neuer, compared to 2013 when they last dominated Europe, Bayern has more talent at its fingertips now.
Along with David Alaba, Jerome Boateng, and Thomas Muller, Neuer was one of four players left from their Wembley triumph over Borussia Dortmund who started the 3-0 semi-final victory against Lyon on Wednesday.
There was no doubt about the result after the spectacular opener from Serge Gnabry – the Germany winger’s initial part of a first-half brace, while coughing up early opportunities to their rivals in the Ligue 1.
Robert Lewandowski typically got in with his 55th goal of the season on the act, ensuring that only Paris Saint-Germain lies between Bayern and a sixth European title.
Lewandowski played in the showpiece for Dortmund seven years ago.
Hansi Flick’s men domestically won the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal and Neuer subsequently told reporters that this Bayern team has greater scope than the Jupp Heynckes party guided to a successful treble.
“We are better positioned across the board,” he said on the Official website.
“Now we have a class that not only includes the 18-man squad, it is fantastic what a great team we have.”