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Reaction to Augsburg v Bayern

‘We're going home satisfied’

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As expected, it was tough! Bayern celebrated a hard-earned 2-0 victory against Bundesliga rivals FC Augsburg on Wednesday, advancing to the quarter-finals of the DFB Cup for the 11th time in 12 years. “We’re very happy to have won against worthy opponents,” said FC Bayern board member for sport Matthias Sammer after the match.

Reaction to Augsburg v Bayern:

Matthias Sammer: “Of course we've been monitoring Augsburg's progress. In the Bundesliga the team has proved itself stable, the players are fit, they run a lot, and have various tactics up their sleeves – which they showed today by breaking up the play early on. As a result, we had a few problems in today's match. Playing football on a pitch in this condition wasn't all that easy. Perhaps we weren’t energetic enough in certain situations. We’re very happy to have won against worthy opponents.”

Pep Guardiola: “I noticed at once that this was going to be quite a challenge. Augsburg played very well, very aggressively – they didn't give us any time to think. Fortunately, Arjen once again scored an early goal. Many congratulations to my team. We did better than in the Bundesliga home match against Augsburg, and have made another small step in the right direction.”

Thomas Müller: “We already knew that Augsburg would be a challenge, especially in the DFB Cup. Augsburg are a very combative, experienced team. We've never had it easy here and today was no different, so we're going home satisfied. It was a physical game, shaped by emotion and aggression. So we're pleased with the result.”

Markus Weinzierl (FC Augsburg coach): “Congratulations to FCB. Bayern were better, so the match went to them fair and square. But we were good. We played well tactically and were bold, we didn't just hang back. The early goal knocked us out of our stride a bit. We were down briefly, but managed to recover. In the second half, Bayern were dominant. We couldn't make a single clear-cut chance. We have to concede defeat, but the match as a whole gives us confidence.”

Daniel Baier (FC Augsburg captain): “At the end of the day goals are what count, and we didn't take our chances.”

André Hahn (FC Augsburg): “We can leave the pitch with our heads held high.”