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Bayern can beat Barca to stun world football: Mueller

Updated: 2015-05-12 13:58

Bayern can beat Barca to stun world football: Mueller

Bayern Munich's midfielder Thomas Mueller says his team could still beat Barcelona during the press conference in Munich, Germany, May 11, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]

MUNICH - Thomas Mueller believes Bayern Munich can make a statement to the footballing world by surmounting their three-goal deficit to beat Barcelona in Tuesday's Champions League semifinal.

Bayern left themselves with a mountain to climb in Munich in order to reach the June 6 final in Berlin after losing last Wednesday's first leg 3-0 at the Camp Nou.

Having already turned over a 3-1 first-leg defeat to triumph 6-1 against Porto in the quarterfinals, Mueller believes Bayern can again pull off the unlikely and shock the Spanish league leaders.

"I wouldn't say that we need a miracle," said 25-year-old Mueller. "Since we left the Camp Nou we have wanted to make up for it.

"If we go through, it will be a statement which the football world didn't expect.

"Whether or not that could be classed as a miracle is up to you, but in football, many things are possible. That's why there's still hope and we still believe in ourselves.

"We're in a similar position to when we were sat here two weeks ago.

"We can't expect things to go like they did against Porto, but that's what we need."

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