Beckenbauer: Bayern will be favourites if they reach the Champions League final - even against Barcelona

Ahead of a potential showdown on May 19, the former Germany international is bullish, claiming his former club have what it takes to dethrone the Catalans
Bayern Munich legend Franz Beckenbauer feels his former club have what it takes to win the Champions League.

As the Bavarian giants prepare for Wednesday's quarter-final clash with Marseille, the Kaiser feels that if they can advance past the French side and the winner of APOEL and Real Madrid, they will be favourites in the final, regardless of the opposition.

When asked by Sky at a PR event about Bayern's prospects for silverware this season, Beckenbauer said his former club could win two trophies.

"The DFB-Pokal I can imagine, maybe even the Champions League is feasible," he said.

When asked whether Bayern could overcome Barcelona should both sides reach the final, the former Germany international highlighted a key advantage in the fact that the match will be played at the Allianz Arena in Munich.

"If you play at home in the Champions League final, you are favourites - even against Barcelona," he explained.

Before the final, Bayern face a potential clash with Spanish giants Real Madrid.

"I think it will happen," Beckenbauer said of the tie. "It is a manageable task as Madrid play football like everyone else."

Before they can consider the final or even the semi-final, however, Bayern must negotiate their tie with Marseille. The first-leg clash is scheduled for Wednesday at the Stade Velodrome.