Hansi Flick: It was a successful evening

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FC Bayern turned in a strong display away to Atlético and were rewarded with a point on Tuesday night. The German record champions went a goal down but held Atlético to a 1-1 draw at Wanda Metropolitano. Munich's streak of 15 straight CL victories came to and end, but the Bavarians were satisfied with the result. "It was a successful evening with many points for us to take," coach Hansi Flick said after the final whistle. fcbayern.com has compiled the statements.

Reaction to Atlético v Bayern

Hansi Flick: "I'm very satisfied with the result. In the second half we tried to turn the game around. With the substitutions of Thomas Müller and Serge Gnabry onto the field we gained even more momentum. For the young players, I am delighted that they have played their first game in a stadium like this. They did their job well. It was a successful evening with many points for us to take."

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting: "Atlético needed three points. We made a lot of changes to the team and we embraced the fight. We gave everything, worked hard and deserved the draw because it's not a given that everything runs smoothly after we've made so many changes. We can be satisfied. Atlético are a compact team that are very disciplined. You know that from recent history, especially when they take the lead. So it feels all the better that we got the equaliser and always believed that we were in it. We were in control right up until the end."

Alexander Nübel: "When you get to play in the Champions League, it's always a good feeling. I was really happy and I had a lot of fun. In future, we could drop a little deeper in our five-man midfield press. That way you save yardage and still stay compact. We tried that today and there's room for improvement. But it's definitely an option that's important to have when we have a lot of games".

What the opponents said:

Diego Simeone (Atlético Madrid head coach): "The team played well. We had our opportunities to pick up a better result. In the first half things went well, we played well throughout. We missed the chance to increase our lead in the game."

The match report:

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