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Reaction to Bayern v Hoffenheim

Heynckes: That was a joy to watch

The Allianz Arena crowd was treated to a free-scoring spectacular as Bayern blasted seven goals past Hoffenheim on Saturday. Delight filled the FCB camp afterwards. “It was a joy to watch. The way we made our goals was straight out of the textbook,” said boss Jupp Heynckes. “I really enjoyed it,” continued the 66-year-old, but visiting coach Markus Babbel voiced a different opinion: “We can be pleased we’ve only let in seven,” said the former Munich man.

Reaction to Bayern v Hoffenheim:

Jupp Heynckes: “Overall, it was a classy performance. The way we made our goals was straight out of the textbook. It was a joy to watch. We built up a real head of steam. By contrast with the match in Leverkusen, we made the most of our chances today. If we’d done the same thing there, we’d have won. We were totally focused today, and we closed down the space, fought for possession, and played really good football too. It was good for Schweinsteiger, Olic and Tymoschuk to get playing time. The group was hungry and played as a unit. I really enjoyed it.”

Philipp Lahm: “With that result, you’ll obviously say it was a great game. We took an early lead and ruthlessly converted our chances. It was 5-0 at half-time and the game was over. The important thing was taking the lead. It makes opponents realise they’re in for a hard time. And if you follow up the opening goal, it takes care of itself. We’ll fight for the title right to the end.”