Nuremberg - FC Bayern München's goal-scoring captain Philipp Lahm details the difficulties his side had in breaking down Nürnberg, who were disappointed but not down-hearted after the 2-0 defeat.

bundesliga.com rounds up the thoughts of some of the key protagonists...

FC Bayern München


: We didn't start very well and while this shouldn't be any excuse, the pitch wasn't great when you want to play your way out from the back. That meant we had to play more long balls and then had difficulty with the second ball as more of them went to Nürnberg than to us. We reacted well at half time and then were better in the second half.

: The game was completely different after we broke the deadlock. We deserved to win.

1. FC Nürnberg


: If we'd scored in the first 20 minutes the game would have ended differently but in the end Bayern deserved to win. We competed well with the best team so the defeat isn't a setback. We got under their skin in the first half but they showed their class after the break. We want to keep playing attractive attacking football in the future.

: We weren't overrun by a really good team, we fought and gave it everything, which is why this isn't a big setback. The injuries we suffered took the wind out of our sails and although we tried to compensate for it, it's tough to do against Bayern. They were clinical with their first chance. I had two or three good opportunities but I missed them unfortunately. We still believe we can stay up.