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Heynckes: It can't go better than this

Just like the corresponding fixture in the Bundesliga ten days ago, Bayern's DFB Cup Round of 16 trip to Augsburg on Tuesday evening required the nation's biggest club to dig deep, stand their ground and fight hard before emerging as the winners, especially as FCB were reduced to ten men for most of the second half following Franck Ribéry's sending-off. However, the 15-time cup winners prevailed 2-0 and booked their place in the quarter-finals. “Overall I'm very satisfied, because we've been outstanding for long periods in the first half of the season," a contented Jupp Heynckes said after the last game in 2012, “it can't go better than this.”

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Jupp Heynckes: “We knew it would be extremely tough. It's the last match of the year. The players have already moved on mentally. We didn't play well in the first half. In particular, our switching from defence to attack malfunctioned. We've had a lot of matches so far this season, and you have to accept you'll have an off day. The red card was the result of provocation, but there's no disputing the decision. FC Bayern players have to brush that kind of thing off. We were much better in defence after the substitutions, and I knew we'd always be a threat on the break. Overall I'm very satisfied, because we've been outstanding for long periods in the first half of the season. It can't go better than this.”