Julian Nagelsmann: It gives us a real boost

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There were smiles all round following FC Bayern's comfortable 3-0 win in Barcelona. "We're happy to have won 3-0 and kept a clean sheet," said Man of the Match Matthijs de Ligt. "But we still want to win our last game next week," warned Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Bayern having sealed top spot in Champions League Group C with room to spare.

fcbayern.com rounds up the reaction...

Reaction to the Barca win

Julian Nagelsmann: "The way we went about our task gives us a real boost. We were really up for it. Barcelona didn't expect it. We gave away one or two fouls, but that's par for the course when you're away to such a strong footballing side. We were patient and played good football, particularly in the first 25 minutes. It was a little frenetic after that, but by the end of it we'd scored three without facing a shot on goal - that's pretty good. We defended well and with heart. The team put down a marker."
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting: "It was a top performance today, but we still want to win our last game next week. I'm happy for myself and the team. It was a difficult game against a strong side who, even though they were already out, wanted to show a reaction in front of their fans. But we gave it everything from start to finish, and deserved to win. We go into every Champions League game with the aim of winning the competition because we have the quality in the team to do that. That's our ambition at FC Bayern."
Matthijs de Ligt: "We're happy to have won 3-0 and kept a clean sheet. It was tough up against Lewy. For me, he's the best striker in the world. You have to be switched on the whole time. I think we did a good job with our aggression and intensity."

Reaction from the Barcelona camp

Xavi Hernández (FC Barcelona coach): "It was a difficult game because we knew beforehand we were already out. But that's no excuse. Bayern were better than us today. Now we have to recharge because we're back at it on Saturday. It's tough, but we have to move on. I feel that we had the quality to progress, but we made too many mistakes." Marc-Andre ter Stegen (FC Barcelona goalkeeper): "Our elimination had nothing to do with it, it pains me to say. We wanted to put in a good performance, but Bayern scored pretty early. Of course, that affects how you play. We played well in the middle of the park, but Bayern have so much quality in the team and kept their composure. When all's said and done, you have to say we never really got into the game. The defeat was a fair result."

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