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Bayern Munich defender Benatia doesn't fear Roma return

Bayern Munich defender Mehdi Benatia has no trepidation returning to AS Roma for their Champions League tie.

Benatia left Roma in August in controversial circumstances.

"Returning makes me happy, because it will be an opportunity for me to see all my friends [from Roma] again," Benatia told bundesliga.de.

"I still have a lot of them, like Miralem Pjanic, Daniele De Rossi, Francesco Totti, and so on.

"Roma fans will probably welcome me with whistles, but this does not bother me. I know that I have always given my best for Roma.

"For me, personally, it is a special match for sure. I'll be back at the Olimpico with joy, because the fans always offer great support and you feel attached to them."

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