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Reaction to Bayern v Real Madrid

Rummenigge: We can be proud of the win

The Allianz Arena crowd rose to hail their heroes in red after Bayern’s thrilling 2-1 Champions League semi-final first leg triumph against Real Madrid. “We can be proud of today’s victory,” said chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Jupp Heynckes offered “all credit” to his players, because “it was a deserved victory against a magnificent team.” FCB are now “not without a chance in Madrid,” Rummenigge summarised.

Reaction to Bayern v Real Madrid:

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: “It was an emotion-laden match. Real showed just what a good team they are. They played very well at the start, but they were a little shocked by our goal. What they have up front with Benzema, Özil and Cristiano Ronaldo is really first-class. At the end we had the luck on our side and we’ve won 2-1. We can be proud of today’s victory. We’re not without a chance in Madrid.”

Jupp Heynckes: “Overall, it was a deserved victory against a magnificent team. All credit to my lads! We played good football and we worked hard, an outstanding display. Real were good in the first ten to 15 minutes, but we took control after that. Afterwards, we were smart and saw it through to the end. The players have to give everything they have physically in matches like that, and they did so.”