After 2-0 defeat
Thu, 30/03/23, 00:30
Reaction to the UWCL game at Arsenal
It wasn't to be. FC Bayern Women went down to a 2-0 defeat at Arsenal WFC on Wednesday night, which saw them knocked out in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Women's Champions League despite the 1-0 win in the first leg in Munich. "We gave it away in the first 10, 15 minutes of the first half. In the second half it was more even," commented coach Alexander Straus. Captain Lina Magull shifted the focus ahead: "We're still in two competitions and will try now to stand together even more closely and focus fully on them."
The reaction to the second leg at Arsenal
Alexander Straus: "Congratulations to Arsenal, they deserved it. Obviously we're disappointed to have been knocked out. We gave it away in the first 10, 15 minutes of the first half. In the second half it was more even. We had moments where we could've scored a goal. We tried different things in the second half but it didn't come off today. I'm very proud of the players for what they've achieved, especially given we have a lot of injuries and can hardly rotate. We can still achieve a lot this season and we'll keep fighting."
Lina Magull: "We were asleep for 20 minutes in the first half, were too careless and made simple mistakes, which were punished. Arsenal deserved it. We all tried to do the best we could. It hurts and it's frustrating. In the second half we tried to do better and throw everything forward, but we didn't get in front of goal enough and created too few chances. Unfortunately it wasn't enough, we have to look at ourselves. We're still in two competitions and will try now to stand together even more closely and focus fully on them."
Georgia Stanway: "Arsenal were the better team and created more chances. We made individual errors and never got into a flow in our play. Arsenal are a top team and tonight they were better. We'll process it and have to try to get the momentum back that we had against Wolfsburg."
The match report: