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Champions League round of 16

Liverpool and Bayern could not find the net in a defensive game where both teams did their best not to concede a goal. With the draw Bayern Munich take a slight edge other the English club as they will look to advance in front of the home crowd. 

The runner-up of the last Champions League edition will have to find solution in Germany in order to advance onto the next round. This season Bayern Munich have not been as strong as they used to be in Bundesliga. They conceded goals and let teams play at the Allianz Arena.

The tie remain very undecided between two superpowers of European football.

Coach Liverpool, Klopp, laments not scoring a goal:

“It’s not the result or the game we dreamed of. Not really a lot of things happened in the game but it was an intense one. You saw the respect both teams had for each other. A lot of situations I didn’t see in all the games when we watched Munich, to be honest – like how the full-backs stayed in their own half protecting, how Gnabry defended on the wing in two-v-one situations, and stuff like that. There was a lot of respect involved in the game and that made life uncomfortable.

But in the first half we still had chances; if Sadio hits the ball a bit better, he strikes twice with a bicycle kick, which is obviously pretty rare. How it always is, a goal would have changed the game. It was like it was. The first half was still absolutely OK, we created. In the second half nobody created anymore.

hat we wanted tonight was to get a result that we can work with – and we can work with that result. As I said, it’s not decided and we still feel like we are properly in the competition, but we have to show that in three weeks.”

FC Bayern coach, Kovac, was very satisfied of the result.

He congratulates the defensive job done:

“There are not many clubs who haven’t lost or not conceded here. The team succeeded in not giving much away back. That shows we’ve played a very high level. “It was basically a very good defensive performance. We’ve all done a good job.
 
We were very disciplined. It was important that we played as a group and thought defensively in various positions. It was mainly about cutting out the strengths of our opponents and we succeeded in doing that.
 
We produced a really great performance here today against a top opponent,” said the Bayern coach who remains unbeaten after his seventh game in charge in Europe’s premier club competition.”