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Reaction to FCA v FCB

‘We really went for it'

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Four goals in 12 minutes and 55 seconds: FCB exploded into action in the second half of the derby away to FC Augsburg. “We really went for it,” said Robert Lewandowski, scorer of his team’s third goal. Team-mate Bastian Schweinsteiger explained: “After we went 1-0 up, Augsburg tried to play a more attacking game. We made good use of the gaps that opened up.”

Reaction to FCA v FCB

Pep Guardiola: “I’m very, very proud, because I know how difficult it is to win here. We were much more aggressive in the second half and our passing was quicker. I’m constantly surprised by the mentality of this group of players who’ve won everything there is to win already. We have two more games and we’ll try and win them both."

Bastian Schweinsteiger: “It wasn’t easy, but we played very well in the second half. There are good reasons why Augsburg are third. They’re very passionate, very aggressive and their first-half tactics were excellent. After we went 1-0 up, Augsburg tried to play a more attacking game. We made good use of the gaps that opened up and went on to score our goals.”

Robert Lewandowski: “We really went for it in the second half and played very well. Four goals in one half is a good performance. The autumn championship means nothing, we have to be first at the end of the season. There are plenty of games still to go.”

Stefan Reuter (FC Augsburg general manager): “We probably needed to be taking one or two of our first-half chances if we wanted to make it more difficult for Bayern. We no longer had a chance in the second half. It was very clear-cut by the end. Bayern are an unbelievable team who play at such high pace.”

Markus Weinzierl (FC Augsburg coach): “Bayern are in a league of their own, we can all agree on that. They have so much quality, so it’s an absolutely deserved win.”

Markus Feulner (FC Augsburg): “Obviously it’s a bitter defeat. We had a few chances of our own, especially in the first half. But you have to take the few chances that come your way, otherwise you’ll never come away with anything from the match.”