Former Bayern Munich wing-back Hasan Salihamidzic has hailed the Bundesliga giants' recent form ahead of Tuesday's Champions League clash against Juventus.
The Bavarians impressed at the weekend with a 9-2 league win over Hamburg, and Salihamidzic, who wore the Bayern jersey from 1998 until 2007, is hopeful they can go all the way in Europe this term.
"The champagne football they are playing is amazing – they dominate matches and never give up possession. They simply stifle their opponents," Salihamidzic told Fifa.com.
"Bayern have really matured and are now among the top three in Europe. They've qualified for the final of the Champions League twice in the past three years, only to lose on both occasions unfortunately.
"Over the past three or four years they have become a really strong outfit. They never lose their cool and always remain focused. I really hope they do it this time."
The first leg of Bayern's quarter-final tie against Juve takes place at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday.