Nagelsmann: We're all happy today

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FC Bayern are through to the last 16 of the Champions League! The Munich side celebrated a 4-2 win at Viktoria Pilsen on Wednesday, guaranteeing a top-two finish in Group C. "We have 12 points from four games in the toughest group, we're in the last 16 and want to finish first," coach Julian Nagelsmann said. "We were superb in the first half. In the second half, we didn't do enough," opined goalkeeper Sven Ulreich. Read on for more match reaction...

Reaction from the Bayern camp:

Julian Nagelsmann: "The boys did well. It's always a good yardstick for how you played when you run out clear winners. Hats off to the team. Winning away is always important. We have 12 points from four games in the toughest group, we're in the last 16 and want to finish first. That allows us to relax a bit and just focus on Sunday's game against Freiburg. Today, we're all happy. From tomorrow onwards, it's all about preparations for Freiburg and getting back on track in the Bundesliga."

Leon Goretzka: "I'm happy that I was able to score two goals. It was important to get off on the front foot, which is why we were so motivated. That's how we want to go about every game. Today was another good step. We're annoyed that we conceded two goals. We have to play right until the final whistle. Otherwise, we were very focused for long stretches and it was a mature performance."

Sven Ulreich: "We were great in the first half, controlled the game, had chances and scored goals. In the second half, we didn't do enough and let Plzen back in it. That was unnecessary. We wanted to keep a clean sheet."

The reaction from the Plzen camp:

Michal Bílek (Viktoria Plzen manager): "We knew that Bayern are a top team and incredibly strong, especially in attack. They have quick players and their movement was a problem for us. They were able to overwhelm us and score goals with ease. The first half was tough to take, but I'm happy that we didn't give up and played very well in the second half."

The match report: