'The first 30 minutes were perfect'
The German record champions beat RB Leipzig 3-0 and will spend the winter break three points clear of their defeated pursuers, an ideal conclusion to the year. "The first 30 minutes were perfect in terms of our pace and build-up play," commented a satisfied Carlo Ancelotti. The FCB skipper was equally happy.
Reaction to Bayern v Leipzig
Carlo Ancelotti: "The first 30 minutes were perfect in terms of our pace and build-up play. We were very aggressive and controlled the match from the off. Things went well for us after the opener. The victory boosts our confidence. We've had to improve, and we've improved."
Philipp Lahm: "The whole German footballing family were looking forward to this match. It was a duel between two teams who wanted to assert themselves. We'd wanted to lay down a marker, and we achieved it in the first half in particular."
Ralph Hasenhüttl (RB Leipzig coach): "Congratulations to Carlo and his great team. They signalled their intent from the off today. We had no chance in the first half. It probably would have been difficult even if we had turned in our best performance. We didn't defend to the best of our ability, so it was a lesson for us."
Willi Orban (RB Leipzig captain): "We had ambitious plans, but the match turned out to be different. Bayern were better today and have won deservedly, even by this scoreline."