MUNICH – Germany's Bayern Munich want to kick off their Champions League campaign against Red Star Belgrade with a win on Wednesday as they set their sights on at least the quarter-finals, coach Niko Kovac said on Tuesday.
The Bavarians, who have won the last seven league titles in Germany, last lifted Europe's top club trophy in 2013.
Last season they suffered an unusually early exit, eliminated by eventual winners Liverpool in the Round of 16.
"We have a new season, and we have new luck so our first aim is to go past the group stage and then as a second aim to go further than last season," Kovac told a news conference.
Bayern have not enjoyed a dominant start to their season, losing the German Super Cup to Borussia Dortmund and lying in fourth place in the Bundesliga after four matches, two points off the top.