'This performance gives us confidence'
The 1-0 victory over Atlético had no impact on the table in Group D, but FC Bayern will take heart from the deserved success. "We played well over 90 minutes, controlled the match and dominated possession," head coach Carlo Ancelotti commented after the win, which hands the Bavarians "lots of confidence for our next matches."
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Carlo Ancelotti:"We played well over 90 minutes, controlled the match and dominated possession. We controlled Atlético's counter-attacks. This performance gives us lots of confidence for our next matches. Now we have to wait for the draw. It's going to be a complicated Round of 16 for everyone involved."
Robert Lewandowski:"The victory isn't so significant in theory, but it's important for our confidence and mindset. I've been practising free-kicks for two or three weeks. I'm very glad it worked out in the match."
Mats Hummels:"We turned in a good display. We were very committed, very active."
Diego Simeone (Atlético coach):"We put in a good performance, especially in terms of defence. We had two chances in the first 15 minutes before Bayern got stronger. Of course they were much better, particularly in the second half. But we still had the chance to salvage a draw until the final whistle."