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Reaction to Lyon v Bayern

Hoeneß: That was close to perfection

Bayern turned in a magnificent performance on Tuesday night to claim a berth in the Champions League final for the first time since winning the competition in 2001. A tactically disciplined team display and a demonstration of world-class finishing from hat-trick hero Ivica Olic kept Bayern on course for a historic treble. “The football we’ve witnessed today was close to perfection," beamed club president Uli Hoeneß.

Reaction to Lyon v Bayern

Uli Hoeneß: “The football we’ve witnessed today was close to perfection. It’s a long. Long time since I’ve seen that from a Bayern team in an important match. We’ve found the right path to pursue, and it’s leading us rapidly upwards. It was an unbelievable performance today, but now we have to turn our attention to Bochum on Saturday. The players have to get through four more games, and then we’ll probably celebrate until the roof comes off.”

Franz Beckenbauer (honorary president): “Bayern were unbelievably disciplined and good. It was a tactical masterclass.”

Christian Nerlinger: “We’re delighted. I had a very pleasant evening in the dugout. It was an outstanding display. Now we need to seize the opportunity of winning three trophies. This will boost our chances in the Bundesliga.”