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Nerlinger: We could have had a draw

Bayern heads were down as the devastated players trudged off the Signal Iduna Park pitch on Wednesday. “They’re totally gutted, because they know it was a rather unlucky, probably unnecessary defeat,” Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said after the 1-0 defeat in Dortmund. Director of sport Christian Nerlinger spoke of a “dramatic match,“ and coach Jupp Heynckes simply felt his side “lacked the little bit of luck you need.“

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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: “They’re totally gutted, because they know it was a rather unlucky, probably unnecessary defeat. But we simply have to accept that the fates weren’t on Bayern Munich’s side tonight. We were in very good shape, as we saw in the second half. Dortmund had the upper hand in the first half, but we did in the second half. You only congratulate your rivals when they’re mathematically home and dry, but I fear we’ll no longer be able to prevent Borussia Dortmund winning the title.“

Christian Nerlinger: “It was an extremely dramatic match. After what happened in the closing stages, we could have had a draw. We always knew it wouldn’t be easy and that we couldn’t afford any mistakes. The disappointment is understandably huge, but as of tomorrow, we have ot look to the future and focus on our remaining games.“