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Barca Battle Excites Heynckes

Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes is excited about the impending Champions League battle with Barcelona.

The two giants of world football were drawn against each other on Friday whilst Real Madrid were pitted against Borussia Dortmund.

The runaway league leaders in their respective countries will first do battle at Munich's Allianz Arena before the return in the Camp Nou the following week.

"Bayern versus Barcelona - giants are meeting in the Champions League," Heynckes said. "It will be huge task for us playing against this team, who have been enthusing and also dominating European football with their imaginative and creative football for the past for years.

"I have always got good results against them with my team in Spain, for instance with Athletic Bilbao I beat them twice in Barcelona. I am looking forward to two magic football nights."

Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge added: "I am looking forward to the games. That's the team that has been the most successful over the past few years.

“It will be extremely difficult and very exciting. I can remember our last two games, it was our Waterloo in Barcelona.

"It is a chance for us to show that Bayern got better since 2009 and we can compete with the best teams again. It will be an interesting competition between Bundesliga and Primara Division. There is no clear favourite in both draws."

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