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Van Gaal: That was our best home display

For the third week in a row, Bayern have increased the pressure on Bayer Leverkusen with an impressive win on the day before the Bundesliga leaders’ own match. The Munich camp was understandably upbeat after the 3-0 victory over Mainz. “That was our best home display,” declared Louis van Gaal. “We gave it our all, because Mainz aren’t easy to beat,” said goalscorer Daniel van Buyten.

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Louis van Gaal: “That was our best home display so far. I don’t think you can ever beat Mainz easily, their keeper stops everything you throw at his goal. But he finally went and made a mistake in the second half. We created a lot of chances and kept the pressure on their keeper. I thought we were very good in possession against a totally defensive team. I’m very satisfied, because I’ve seen some good goals scored by a very good Bayern team.”

Arjen Robben: “The weather was very poor and took some getting used to. Those were very difficult conditions for good football. At half-time we said to ourselves: we have to stay cool, because we’ll keep making chances. But it was far from easy today.”