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Heynckes: Class gave us the late edge

There were sighs of relief in the FCB camp after Jerome Boateng's last-gasp goal sealed a 3-2 win against Düsseldorf which sends champions-elect Munich 20 points clear in the standings. “It was tight," said Jupp Heynckes, “all credit to Fortuna. They made life hard for us, but we turned it around thanks to our class." The head coach praised his team's “fantastic morale. We showed we can win a match from the bench."

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Jupp Heynckes: “As today's game again showed, you've never won a match before kick-off. We were too passive in the first half-hour, we didn't cover enough ground, there wasn't enough bite, and our transitions weren’t as good as usual. But we turned it around thanks to our class, although it was tight. I have to say all credit to Fortuna. They made life hard for us, but we also saw that we have fantastic morale, and we showed we can win a match from the bench. Until it's a mathematical certainty, we’re not accepting congratulations. Franck Ribéry had an outstanding game today, although I said to him in the team talk it was high time he had another outstanding game. That was the case today.”

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