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Reaction to FCB v FCA

Lewandowski: We didn't play badly

Ten man Bayern unluckily failed to salvage a point from Saturday’s encounter with FC Augsburg, as keeper Pepe Reina’s early dismissal meant the champions were forced to play almost 80 minutes with a man less and conceded the match-winning goal 19 minutes from time. “The red card suited Augsburg perfectly,” commented Manuel Neuer after coming on as a 15th-minute sub. “Playing 80 minutes with ten men three days after the game in Barcelona wasn’t easy,” Pep Guardiola said, “but we still controlled the match.”

Reaction to FCB v FCA

Pep Guardiola: “Playing 80 minutes with ten men three days after the game in Barcelona wasn’t easy, but we still controlled the match. We created clear-cut chances and played well. It was tough in the second half but we had three or four good chances in the last 15 minutes. We’ll regenerate and prepare for the semi-final now. We’re already German champions and that’s the most important thing.”

Philipp Lahm: “We’re not putting away our chances at the moment. The time will soon come when we start scoring again.”

Manuel Neuer: “We wanted a good result but the red card suited Augsburg perfectly. It’s obviously never going to be easy with ten men against Augsburg, who aren’t a bad team at all.”

Robert Lewandowski: “It was a bit complicated after the red card. We didn't play badly and made two or three good chances, but unfortunately we’ve not scored.”

Markus Weinzierl (FC Augsburg coach): “We produced a fantastic performance today and battled away brilliantly. We’re overjoyed of course. We were mildly shocked before kick-off, we didn’t expect Bayern Munich to field their best available team, but it was an additional motivating factor for my lads. We were good in the first half, we played well, we refused to be pulled out of shape and we got at their defence time and time again. We’re over the moon.”