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Reaction to FCB v Frankfurt

Boss: We’ve done very, very well

Even an injury crisis failed to stop FC Bayern’s march towards a 25th German championship triumph, as an unfamiliar line-up comfortably secured a 3-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, meaning FCB need only three more wins to retain the league title. “I’m very, very proud,” said boss Pep Guardiola afterwards, praising his troops for “controlling and dominating” their opponents. “We could have scored more,” reflected two-goal Robert Lewandowski, “but we’re happy.”

Reaction to FCB v Frankfurt

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: “I was very impressed because we played 120 minutes in Leverkusen less than 72 hours earlier. The team did sensationally well – after all, three-quarters of the regulars were missing today with injury. A là bonne heure, all I can do is pay a huge compliment to the team and the coach.”

Pep Guardiola: “I’m very, very proud. Three days after the game in Leverkusen, we’ve played the third-best attacking team in the Bundesliga, and we’ve controlled and dominated them. We’ve done very, very well, and played very good football. Congratulations on this match, and we now need only three wins to retain the title. We have to regenerate now and focus on a special competition. I hope we can take on Porto with these players and that no-one else gets injured.”

Robert Lewandowski: “We knew it wouldn’t be easy. It’s always tough after a 120-minute cup tie and with only two days to recover, but we still played very well, except maybe for the first few minutes of the second half. But it was in the bag after the second goal and we started playing our football. We could have scored more, but we’re happy.”

Thomas Schaaf (Eintracht Frankfurt coach): “I’m a bit disappointed. We were up against magnificent opponents, the best team in the world in my opinion. But you still have to resist to the best of your ability and we didn’t manage that today. We didn’t have the conviction and the belief to push our opponents. As we all saw, we didn’t stand a chance. Just look at the table. Bayern have twice as many points as us, and that’s the difference we’ve seen today.”

Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt captain): “It’s always tough in Munich and we knew that before coming here. We still wanted to stick to our game plan but Bayern have such good individuals. We’re not the only team to struggle here. All in all, we’ve given a decent account of ourselves.”

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