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Reaction to FCB v CSKA

Guardiola: We’ve been outstanding

Bayern posted an ultimately comfortable victory over CSKA Moscow in their sixth and final Champions League Group E match. “We took it very seriously,” Pep Guardiola said at the post-match press conference, “all my players did very well.” The Spaniard said he was “proud” of his men after they completed a convincing preliminary stage performance with a fifth win.

Reaction to FCB v CSKA

Pep Guardiola: “I’m very proud of the whole squad. We’ve been outstanding in the group phase. We’ve only lost one match and we’ve been better than our opponents in every game. We took it very seriously today and all my players did very well. Congratulations! We now need to recover in time for our remaining games.”

Bastian Schweinsteiger: “I’m delighted we’ve won. We dominated the game but it wasn’t easy. We’ve hit our target. That’s the most important thing, but the really big games lie ahead of us.”

Arjen Robben: “Moscow weren’t at all positive, they pulled everyone back and waited to hit us on the break. We had total control over the game. If we’d seen our moves through to the end a little better in the second half, we’d have scored a couple more goals. But it was fun. It was a tough group but all credit to the team because we’ve done well.”

Sebastian Rode: “Your first goal in the Champions League is obviously a bit special, but at the end of the day all that matters is that we won. CSKA dropped very deep most of the time, sometimes right on the edge of their own box. We missed a few chances and could have won by more, but we’ve finished first and we’ve hit our target. Let’s wait and see who we get in the draw.”