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Reaction to the cup thriller

Van Gaal: A terrific match for the fans

In a stunning finale to a remarkable calendar year, Bayern booked their place in the DFB Cup quarter-finals with a 6-3 victory over VfB Stuttgart in a pulsating last sixteen encounter. “I think it was a terrific match for the fans here at the stadium. Everyone’s seen a fantastic match,“ commented Louis van Gaal following the second goal-laden clash with the Swabian outfit in the space of four days.

Reaction to the VfB v FCB cup thriller

Louis van Gaal: “We played very well for the first 20 or 30 minutes, we were superior and dominant, and we scored twice. But then there was an individual error, and we lost the plot again. Voices were raised in the dressing room at half-time. I told my players to forget what had just happened, to keep playing football and let the ball do the work. And that’s what we went out and did. Stuttgart gave it everything. Eleven goals scored and six conceded in four days - unbelievable. I think it was a terrific match for the fans here at the stadium. Everyone’s seen a fantastic match.“

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