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Chairman: Not a classic, but a crucial win

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge’s speech to the traditional midnight banquet following Tuesday’s workmanlike 1-0 victory over Lille was brief and to the point. “It certainly wasn't a match to go down in Champions League history, but the points are important," said the chairman, before declaring the buffet at the team hotel open around two minutes later. Prior to that, the players had been greeted with warm applause by the guests.

“It was no spectacle," conceded Bastian Schweinsteiger, but in the clash with LOSC in northern France, the men from Munich ultimately coped admirably with the “pressure situation" caused by defeat away to Borisov on Matchday 2. “The team dealt with it well," Rummenigge agreed, “we still have two home games to go and we can look to the future in the Champions League with optimism."