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Match of the weekend – Dortmund 0-3 Bayern Munich: Reactions

November 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Bundesliga, Featured

The Bundesliga showcased the best game of the weekend between the last two Champions League finalists – Bayern cam out with the big statement and a huge win away to increase their lead on top of the league.

Borussia Dormund 0-3 Bayen Munich 

Munich – Pep Guardiola: “We’re pleased because we’ve beaten the best counter-attacking team in the world. We played very well for the first 15 minutes, but not for the remaining 30 in the first half. We were better with Thiago, Mario Götze, Toni Kroos and Philipp Lahm in midfield after half-time.“

GK Manuel Neuer: “We deserved to win the match and we take the three points back home with us with a clear conscience. We never lost our composure and we were well organised. We wanted to deny Dortmund the chance to launch their dangerous counter attacks and we did well in this respect.“

MF- Arjen Robben: “We shouldn’t read too much into the result. It was 1-0 until five minutes from time. It looks like a clear-cut victory, but Dortmund had chances too. We used the space well at the end and I reckon we deserved to win. As a boy you dream of playing games like this in stadiums like this. I enjoyed it.“

Dortmund GK Weidenfeller: “We played well for 80 minutes but unfortunately didn’t take our chances. We are currently lacking the cutting edge, something I’ve repeatedly said in the past weeks. Our problem is that we are not clinical enough in front of goal. We play too many square balls instead of just shooting. Then you have a problem as things happen so quickly in the Bundesliga”. Tuesday’s game is even more important than today’s. We must beat Napoli at home, and we must take on our chances.

Jürgen Klopp (BVB coach): “The fact the second and third goals don’t reflect the play isn’t the decisive factor. Bayern changed their tactics and played a lot of long balls. They were patient. I think we had better chances before the opening goal, and we had a huge opportunity to equalise. Obviously we have to be taking one of our chances.“

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