Javi Martinez discussed on Twitter the challenge of facing Manchester United.
Bayern Munich went into the game at Old Trafford told by all and sundry it would be easy.
The Germans remained respectful prior to the game, discussing how they weren't buying into their own hype and that of United's downfall, yet there must have been a question in the back of their heads if it really would be as easy as they were being told.
They soon found out it wasn't the case, and €40 million versatility man Javi Martinez took to Twitter the following day to describe the contest as 'difficult.'
It was a very difficult game, but we left with a good result, now we have to make a great game and finish it at home to be in semis— Javi Martínez (@Javi8martinez) April 2, 2014
There is one problem from the Spaniard's perspective - he himself won't be involved. In one part of a double blow at Old Trafford, the defender picked up a suspension via a yellow card which rules him out of the second leg.
This rules him out of replacing the sent of Bastian Schweinsteiger in midfield, and with Thiago Alcantara already out injured, Bayern's supreme squad is becoming slightly stretched.
If Bayern wanted a 'difficult' away game too, events may just have transpired to provide them with it, the question is whether United can get enough of the ball to take advantage.