Member of the Bayern Munich's Board, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge doesn't like chance
Is it last night's performance, that went from concerning to sensational? Or a real hostility towards draws and luck? Member of Bayern Munich's Board Karl-Heinz Rummenigge gave his opinion on this event that his the draw and that all football fans are very anxious to see. Obviously, and with all due respect, playing against Benfica is not quite the same as playing against Barça. Rummenigge knows it, and he claims it is not the fairest way to organise such a competition as the Champion's League. Today ESPN published Rummenigge's statements.
"All of us depend on fate. But I have to say openly that there comes a time when I've had enough of fate", says the former winger. "Eventually, UEFA have to think about if they want to let fate take its course or consider something like seeding." That is one reason, to balance levels and avoid big confrontations between the favourite if one of them didn't have the perfect run in the group stage. But there is another: "During this round of 16 I saw matches I nearly switched off", he says. "While today a team like Juventus, last year's finalists, are eliminated."
Eliminated in a very spectacular fashion by Rummenigge's team, Juventus can indeed say goodbye to their dream of repeating their performance. They are still great teams that Bayern can face in quarter-finals, like Manchester City, PSG, Real Madrid, Atlético or the allmighty Barça. They can also have a relatively more 'lenient' draw if they face Wolfsburg or Benfica. Worried about the quality of the spectacle and the fairness of the draw, Rummenigge calls for a reform. He surely dreams about a Barça - Bayern final and, given the performances of both clubs yesterday, there might be many more people that think the same.