Created on 22-10-2020 at 00:28 AM
What a stunning opener! 59 days after the Champions League final triumph over PSG, FC Bayern got off to an outstanding start to the new CL campaign. Hansi Flick's men beat Atlético Madrid 4-0 at the Allianz Arena. "It was a difficult task, but we tackled it with aplomb. Our efficiency was very good today. I'm very pleased with the result too," Flick said after the final whistle. fcbayern.com has compiled the best quotes.
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Hansi Flick: "It was a difficult task, we tackled it with aplomb. We made good use of the space we wanted to focus on. I'm very pleased, with the result too. We scored four sumptuous goals, each better than the last. We enjoyed the Champions League restart. It's crucial to win the first match, we absolutely wanted to achieve that. I liked our physicality in defence today."
Kingsley Coman: "We turned in a very good display, I scored two goals, which makes me very happy. Of course I thought back to the goal in the final. But it's a new Champions League campaign, we want to keep winning. We have a very good team and play very well together. I hope we'll keep it up. I moved to the middle before I scored the opener, Joshua's pass was perfect. I controlled the ball well and finished."
Leon Goretzka: "We needed the first ten minutes. Then we got into the game more and more and created chances. We were very efficient and deserved to win. We made a few changes in our build-up game in order to play in certain pockets. We practiced some moves to crack this deep-line defending team. You could see that very well when we scored the opener. It's always nice to score goals, that's how you help the team the most. But I also have many other tasks and I don't define myself exclusively by scoring goals."
Diego Simeone, Atlético Madrid coach: "Bayern made the most of their opportunities, they were very aggressive. They played out very well from the back. We were actually quite good in defence, but they were more efficient today. We tried to score until full-time. The team performance was good, but we should have been more alert. Bayern were simply more effective than we were. The defeat leaves a bitter taste. We must learn from this defeat."
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