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Rummenigge: We had a very bad day

Bayern went into Saturday's meeting with mid-table Köln confident of collecting all three points, but at the end of the day, the tactically astute Rhineland outfit won 2-1 at the Allianz Arena. "We're disappointed. A win would have put us top,“ fumed Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. The FCB chairman called for a rapid change in fortune: "We need to get out of this rut very quickly, starting with Wednesday's game in Lisbon.“

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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: "We're disappointed. A win would have put us top of the table. But we've also been lucky, as our rivals are still only just ahead of us. Nevertheless, we should be looking at ourselves, not the other teams. That's always been Bayern's strength, our belief and confidence. We've lost two in a row, and we need to get out of this rut very quickly, starting with Wednesday's game in Lisbon. Let me point out that we've played very well up to today: in Stuttgart, in Hamburg, and in Berlin. We had a very bad day for the first time today. Köln hit us ruthlessly on the break in the first half, when we didn't look good in defence. We were also robbed of a perfectly good goal. It would have been 1-0 to us, and the game might have taken a different course. But we have to accept the justified criticism that we didn't play well. Köln pulled ten men back and defended their lead very skilfully. Apart from the last ten minutes, we never put them under undue pressure. Daniel van Buyten's goal gave us a lift, but it wasn't enough for a point at the end.“