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Reaction to FCB v Atlético

'Our team played magnificently'

The disappointment in the Bayern camp was deep and palpable. The German record champions won 2-1 against Atlético in the Champions League semi-final return, but at the end of the day Bayern came up one goal short of a berth in the final. “Our team played magnificently. They'd have deserved to make it to Milan,” FCB chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge commented after the final whistle. “We gave it everything. Unfortunately it wasn't enough,” a frustrated Philipp Lahm declared.

Reaction to Bayern v Atlético

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: “First let me say that our team played magnificently. They'd have deserved to make it to Milan. I think they did a fantastic job. The way they fought and played: all credit to them. Of course we wanted to go to Milan. It didn't work out, and that's painful.”

Pep Guardiola: “I gave my life for this team, I fought and did my best. We played as we wanted to play today. We came up one goal short. I'm sorry, especially for the players.”

Philipp Lahm: “Atlético punished us on the break. We tried everything. Unfortunately it wasn't enough. It's bitter to be knocked out after a game like that. We can still finish the season celebrating. It's a pity we haven't rewarded ourselves and the coach for the last three years.”

Thomas Müller: “Football can be extreme at times. We did many things right and a few things wrong. Unfortunately it wasn't enough. I've rarely witnessed an  like this here. It's quite a setback. Of course I'm disappointed because I didn't score from the penalty.”

Jérôme Boateng: “We're all disappointed. We locked our opponents down in the first half. We gave it everything. We have to blame ourselves for not making the most of our chances.”

Robert Lewandowski: “It's hard to accept. We'd have deserved to make it to the final. The goal was a cheap present, it was Atlético's only chance. It hurts. That's football.”

Manuel Neuer: “We're all lost for words after a match like that. We played fantastic football over the full 90 minutes. It's bitter and frustrating. We can't believe it.”

Diego Simeone (Atlético coach): “In the first half I was up against the best team I've ever seen in my career. Bayern's display was unbelievable. We fought, and we had to suffer. We’ve made it to the final and knocked out two of the best three teams in Europe along the way. I'm very proud.”

Antoine Griezmann (Atlético): “We were prepared to suffer today, and indeed we had to. We wanted to score a goal today, and we succeeded.”

Fernando Torres (Atlético): “The way we played in the second half was essential. We were more calm after our goal, but Bayern are a very strong team. It wasn't easy to stick to our play. Now we want to make history. We've never won the Champions League.”