Created on 03-04-2013 at 00:00 AM
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge felt it was “our best performance of the season" and a “magnificent match." Head coach Jupp Heynckes praised an evening of “top quality football." Juventus supremo Antonio Conte went even further: “The game showed that Bayern Munich are one of the superpowers," the distinguished coach declared after Bayern's sparkling 2–0 victory in the Champions League quarter-final first leg, a result which hands the Bundesliga leaders pole position in the race to claim a semi-final berth.
“We can be extremely satisfied, not just because of the result, but also with the way it was achieved," continued Rummenigge in the wake of “a wonderful evening of European football" in front of a sell-out Allianz Arena crowd. A two-goal lead was “the result we wanted" ahead of next Wednesday's return: “We'll go to Turin with great optimism. We've put ourselves in a great position, but we know it'll still be a very difficult match," the chairman remarked.