Bayern heads were down as the devastated players trudged off the Signal Iduna Park pitch on Wednesday. “They’re totally gutted, because they know it was a rather unlucky, probably unnecessary defeat,” Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said after the 1-0 defeat in Dortmund. Director of sport Christian Nerlinger spoke of a “dramatic match,“ and coach Jupp Heynckes simply felt his side “lacked the little bit of luck you need.“

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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: “They’re totally gutted, because they know it was a rather unlucky, probably unnecessary defeat. But we simply have to accept that the fates weren’t on Bayern Munich’s side tonight. We were in very good shape, as we saw in the second half. Dortmund had the upper hand in the first half, but we did in the second half. You only congratulate your rivals when they’re mathematically home and dry, but I fear we’ll no longer be able to prevent Borussia Dortmund winning the title.“

Christian Nerlinger: “It was an extremely dramatic match. After what happened in the closing stages, we could have had a draw. We always knew it wouldn’t be easy and that we couldn’t afford any mistakes. The disappointment is understandably huge, but as of tomorrow, we have ot look to the future and focus on our remaining games.“

Jupp Heynckes: “It was a classic game of two halves: Dortmund applied all the pressure in the first half and created good chances. Manuel Neuer made some great saves. We took command after the break and dominated the game. We also all but shut them out, so it was a tragedy when we conceded the goal. At the end of the day, we lacked the little bit of luck you need.“

Manuel Neuer: “We deserved an equaliser. Dortmund came at us at the start and we rode our luck, but we were better after that. Unfortunately we conceded the goal at a very bad time. It’s no longer in our own hands, but we won’t give up, and we’ll try and win our remaining matches.“

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