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Pepe: Real Madrid expect to reach Champions League final

Real Madrid defender Pepe believes that Los Blancos will be able to overcome Bayern Munich in the semi-finals of the Champions League in order to book their ticket to the final.

Jose Mourinho's men qualified for the final four by beating APOEL 8-2 on aggregate in the quarter-finals to set up a date with their rivals from Germany.

Pepe is expecting a difficult tie against the Bavarians, but is confident that his side can go all the way in Europe's elite club competition.
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"Bayern Munich are a quality team with excellent players," Pepe was quoted as saying on the club's official website.

"We expect to play a good game in Munich and resolve the tie at the Bernabeu and reach the final."

The centre-back insisted that Madrid are not thinking too far ahead as they are solely focussing on La Liga for now, adding: "We only talk about the match against Valencia because of how much will be at stake for us."

Madrid currently hold a six-point lead over rivals Barcelona in La Liga and welcome Valencia to the Bernabeu on Sunday.

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