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Reaction to Bayern v Dortmund

Guardiola: All credit to the team

The dramatic 2-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund offered classy football, pace, chances at both ends and a late winner, but left Bayern as the relieved winners on the night. “We’re obviously very pleased,” commented Pep Guardiola, “all credit to my team.” BVB coach Jürgen Klopp freely admitted the win was “deserved”, with Jérôme Boateng praising the team display but lamenting a string of missed chances: “We should have scored more goals.”

Reaction to Bayern v Dortmund

Pep Guardiola: “We’re obviously very pleased. We played superb football in the second half. All credit to my team! Franck Ribéry really helped us after coming on. The plan was for him to go at Subotic and use his strength in the one-on-one situations. They man-marked Xabi Alonso in the first half but we found solutions, and I believe we’ll always find solutions for situations like that.”

Robert Lewandowski: “It wasn’t easy for all of us and for me personally. The three points are what matters. We weren’t especially good in the first half, but in the second half we did all the things we set out to do.”

Jérôme Boateng: “Overall we played well, but we didn’t make the most of our chances. We should have scored more goals. At half-time we agreed we’d set out our stall higher up the field than in the first half. Dortmund are very good opponents but all in all we can be pleased with the team performance, especially in the second half.”

Jürgen Klopp (Borussia Dortmund coach): “It was close. It was a good first half and a less good second, in which we buckled to the pressure. We deserved something for the first half but not for the second. We’ve invested a lot but got nothing in return, and that’s what we have to worry about. But many congratulations to FCB on a deserved win.”

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund): “Bayern had a lot of chances. We dropped too deep in the second half, and that was the reason we lost.”