Mar 8, 2017 07:40:43
If the midfielder had his way, he would like to feature in a final against his old club in Cardiff on June 3
Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso wants to face former club and titleholders Real Madrid in the Champions League final.
Alonso and Bayern moved a step closer to the Champions League decider in Cardiff on June 3 after crushing Arsenal 10-2 on aggregate in the round of 16.
Bayern made the most of their numerical advantage as the German champions eased past Arsenal 5-1 in Tuesday's return leg at the Emirates Stadium.
After booking a spot in the quarter-finals, Alonso – who won the Champions League with Madrid in 2013-14 – was asked to pick his ideal final and the Spanish veteran said via Radio Onda Cero: "A Bayern-Real Madrid final would not be bad."
"I think Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are the strongest so facing them later [in the tournament] would be better."
Bayern's path to June's decider could be made easier if Barcelona are eliminated.
Barca trail Paris Saint-Germain 4-0 heading into Wednesday's second leg at Camp Nou.
"I would not rule out Barca," Alonso added. "It's very difficult but I do not rule it out."