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The former Borussia Dortmund and Schalke star is optimistic about the Bundesliga side's chances of lifting the famous trophy this season

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By Hassan Talib Haji

Ex-Germany international Andreas Moller believes the three German teams in the Champions League have the quality to go all the way in the competition.

Bayern Munich, Schalke and Borussia Dortmund all won their respective groups to book their tickets for the knockout stages, and Moller is optimistic about their chances of bringing the trophy back to Germany for the first time since Bayern's win in 2001.

"I think all three teams can go far. They have all been very good in the group stages. They now have the opportunity to achieve something extraordinary in the Champions League. There's a good chance that a German team will win the competition again," Moller told Goal.com.

"There's no team in the Champions League that's a cut above the rest in my opinion. Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus are obviously strong teams, and they are the favourites for me. However, the German teams are on the same level.

"German football hasn't been this good in ages. The performances in Europe confirm the strength of the Bundesliga. The way all German teams have progressed in Europe is quite impressive. There's no question about it, the Bundesliga is the strongest league in Europe at the moment."

Bayern, BVB and Schalke will find out their opponents in the Champions League round of 16 during Thursday morning's draw in Nyon, Switzerland.

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