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‘The right result’

Reaction to Bayern’s 2-2 draw in Stuttgart

The Bayern camp was understandably frustrated at dropping two points in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with VfB Stuttgart, as a last-gasp goal changed the outcome of a game for the second league fixture in a row, this time to the champions’ disadvantage. “We shouldn’t be conceding an equaliser like that,” Tim Borowski summed up. However, taking the last match of the calendar year as a whole, “it was the right result,” as FCB President Franz Beckenbauer commented. The Munich camp was much less accepting of the straight red card for Massimo Oddo after 85 minutes. “Massimo was just getting up to play the ball. He had no intention whatsoever of injuring his opponent,” declared Jürgen Klinsmann.

Reaction to VfB Stuttgart v Bayern:

Franz Beckenbauer: “It’s always unlucky when you concede a last-minute equaliser, but it’s the right result. Bayern were much better in the second half. Stuttgart were drained after the first half they put in, Bayern were closer to making it 3-1 than Stuttgart were to equalising. I can understand the red card for Oddo, although it wasn’t really dangerous play. There was no intent, he just didn’t see the opposing player. A yellow card would have done the job.”