bundesliga.com has the best of the strategists' post-match reactions...
Markus Weinzierl (Augsburg): We gave away goals too cheaply, and for the first goal in particular, we lost the ball too easily. We then conceded the second from a set-piece. When they made it 3-0 it was game over so I've really got to compliment our boys for fighting their way back to 3-2. We can definitely build on those last 20 minutes, but all in all, Dortmund deserved their victory.
Jürgen Klopp (Dortmund): From our point of view it was exciting, and unnecessarily so towards the end. What we had done up until that point was play a very good game of Bundesliga football. We reacted well to the previous week's defeat by Leverkusen. We defended well and scored our goals at the right moments. As for Marco Reus, he was something close to 100 per cent today. A few players had problems after an hour, but I was impressed by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who played three different positions. All the boys in attacking positions have helped us to make a huge step forward.
Pep Guardiola (FC Bayern): The first 25 or 30 minutes was probably our best half-hour of the last six months - then we lost control and had problems. You could see that we struggled with our legs at times. We're still behind some of the other teams and we need more time for our injured players to return. Xabi Alonso will really help the team because he's got a lot of quality.
Jens Keller (Schalke): We didn't come out of the starting blocks very quickly, but our reaction after the early setback was excellent. Down to a man everyone really put the effort in out there. From the 25th minute we were very aggressive and the second half of the first period was ours. In the second half the boys took control of those one-on-one situations and had some excellent opportunities. The point is richly deserved and I'm proud of this team.
Roger Schmidt (Leverkusen): It was a difficult game for us today, but a valuable win. The match itself was pretty demanding and I don't feel we played to our strengths enough. It was tough to go behind early and it prevented us playing as aggressively as we would have liked. That was the challenge, though, that I set the boys at half-time: to regain that intensity.
Jos Luhukay (Hertha): Congratulations to Roger Schmidt and Leverkusen. It was an exciting game, the sort of game that leaves fans with a good feeling after it's over. Our fans saw a team that was excellent for an hour, despite suffering with injuries. We did so much right in the first 60 minutes, but their pressing was good and they forced opportunities. We let them back in too quickly after we scored our second. There are lots of positives to take, but unfortunately the result isn't one of them.
Dieter Hecking (Wolfsburg): We're obviously not best pleased just to take a point. When you make it 2-1 in the 79th minute you should win the game. We controlled the match well in the second period, but made a few too many mistakes: we lost the ball and our concentration too much. You can't afford to do that in the Bundesliga, as we saw when they equalised to make it 2-2. We know we've got a lot more work to do.
Thomas Schaaf (Frankfurt): We're pretty pleased with taking a point today. The team defended and responded to the pressure well. We tried again and again to create chances going forward and finally we scored the equaliser. We're pleased with the point and the performance.
Kasper Hjulmand (Mainz): We put them under pressure well in the first half but didn’t manage it as well after the break. It was important to keep a clean sheet; that’s always a nice feeling. We were more organised in the first period but lost our way a bit in the second 45. We weren’t quick enough going forward and the final ball was missing today, but I’m sure those things will come.
Tayfun Korkut (Hannover 96): We didn’t really get a grip on the game in the first half. They got lots of balls in behind our defence and we weren’t compact enough. I was happy to see that we improved after the interval. We definitely put on a better display so I think winning a point is okay.
Christian Streich (Freiburg): We were on top in the second half but we just weren’t able to score. We’ve got one point from two games. We travel to Dortmund next. Every year we have to fight until the very end.
Lucien Favre (Gladbach): We didn’t play particularly well. I’ve been coach at Gladbach since February 2011 and today is the first time we’ve won a point here. Freiburg were well organised and made life difficult for us. Three or four months ago we were ten times better than we were today but still lost 4-2.