Kovač : We have one foot in the last sixteen

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FC Bayern beat Olympiacos 3-2 on Tuesday, taking a big step towards the Champions League last sixteen. "We now have nine points, we have one foot in the last sixteen," a satisfied Niko Kovač said after the match. His team had to push to their limits. "At the end of the day it was a hard-earned victory," summarised the Bayern coach.

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Hasan Salihamidžić: "We have nine points, we won today, that's what's positive about the match. We'll analyse it and keep working. It was a very emotional match, and we have a few injured players, we're especially concerned about that."

Niko Kovač: "Our opponents did a really good job today. They put up a fight over 90 minutes in a great atmosphere here at the stadium. At the end of the day it was a hard-earned victory. We're still satisfied because we now have nine points, we have one foot in the last sixteen. That's our goal."

Manuel Neuer: "We struggled today, but that's okay considering Tottenham were held to a 2-2 draw here. Our efficiency was positive. The main thing is we won the match and that we have nine points. We're right on track in the Champions League."

Robert Lewandowski: "Our first-half display wasn't bad. Olympiacos created hardly any chances but still scored. We had to up the pressure and score ourselves. We were out of luck and conceded a second goal, so we had to be on our guard towards the end."

Youssef El Arabi (Olympiacos): "We got off to a good start and took the lead, which gave us momentum. But we were up against FC Bayern, they're incredibly experienced in the Champions League. We pushed for a second goal after half-time but conceded two goals. That was our downfall."

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