Bayern Munich defender Dante hoping to beat former side Lille in Champions League
Bayern Munich defender Dante is hoping former side Lille continue their bad luck in the Champions League when the two sides face tomorrow.
The Brazilian centre-back will line-up against his former club, where he spent two years from 2004, during the Group F clash at the Allianz-Arena.
Lille are on the brink of elimination from European football having lost all three of their games, including a 1-0 home defeat to Bayern.
He said: "Lille have a good team, but things are not going well for them this year.
"This happens in football. I hope for their sake that they don't start a good run against us."
Bayern are currently third in the group on goal difference as the German side, BATE and Valencia have all won two games and lost one each.
Dante hopes his side can add another three points to their tally to put them on their way to qualification for the next round of the competition.
He added: "We need to win on Wednesday to qualify for the knock-out stages.
"Lille played very well against us and a lot of the times the match was square. The game could have ended in their favour.
"But, fortunately for us, we were able to counter their attacks without letting them score. The next match is also difficult. Hopefully we'll win this time too."
Dante also refused to rule out a return to Ligue 1, but emphasised that he was enjoying his stay at Bayern for the time being.
"Anything can happen in football, but I just arrived at Bayern and I intend to see out the last four years of my contract," he added.
"Not many of my old team-mates are still at Lille, but I am looking forward to seeing Mathieu Debuchy."