Manchester United take on Bayern Munich tonight at the Allianz Arena - and go there full of hope after what has been a testing time for them the majority of this season.
Combine the two and United are in a real good chance of defeating Bayern this evening.
Bayern are of course the best team in the world right now - but they recently lost to FC Augsburg, admittedly with a much changed outfit, and go into tonight’s game with an abundance of first-teamers either injured or suspended.
One such player is Bastian Schweinsteiger - the vice-captain of the Bundesliga champions suspended after receiving a late yellow card against United in the first leg.
Bayern were not pleased about the incident - suggestions that Wayne Rooney had dived were abundant.
Meanwhile two English papers ran a story on him being a ‘dirty Schwein’ - headlines that saw them banned by Bayern from the second leg at the Allianz Arena.
So this is certainly still a talking point - one which Schweinsteiger has remained mute on, until now.
Reported in Kicker today are his first words on the subject since it happened - and he has clearly not built a bridge over this issue yet:
"It rips out your heart, especially in this manner. I have committed two fouls in the game and then get two whistles against me. Both times without endangering an opponent. Therefore to get two yellow cards is very bitter."
Of course Schweinsteiger is upset - but he certainly deserved the red card.
His foul on Rooney was tempestuous and cynical - was contact minimal? Perhaps. Was it enough? Certainly - and the referee had no choice but to show him a second yellow card.
But Bastian is not so worried; he went on to speak of his belief in his team-mates:
"We are Bayern Munich and do not play for a 0-0 draw in our own stadium That's not us, we want to win, then the matter is settled."
United will be hoping to ensure Schweini’s next European game is in the 2014-15 season.
Can United topple Bayern this evening?