Robert Lewandowski (c.) scored three of four Bayern Munich goals against Borussia Dortmund on Bundesliga Matchday 24. - © Alexander Scheuber/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty Images
Robert Lewandowski (c.) scored three of four Bayern Munich goals against Borussia Dortmund on Bundesliga Matchday 24. - © Alexander Scheuber/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty Images
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Robert Lewandowski hails Bayern Munich's "special comeback" against Borussia Dortmund

Robert Lewandowski took the plaudits after scoring a hat-trick in Bayern Munich's stunning 4-2 win over Borussia Dortmund in Der Klassiker, but says the result was a team effort.

bundesliga.com rounds up the post-match reaction to a Klassiker for the ages...

Bayern Munich

Robert Lewandowski (striker): "We know that maybe the first 15-20 minutes we didn’t play well, but after the second goal we conceded, we knew that we had to push forward, we had to try and score the next goal. And then the second half, we had the game under control and we said 'come on boys, we have to try and score another goal' because we want to get three points. We did and I think that was something special, and we showed everyone that we want to stay in first place."

Watch: Robert Lewandowski reflects on Bayern's stunning comeback

Thomas Müller (forward): "Clearly we have the quality, and that kind of spirit is in our DNA, but it still takes some effort. Dortmund scored with their first two efforts on goal, it's not like they dominated us. We made mistakes, but raised our intensity levels after pulling it back to 2-1. Us scoring late is nothing new."

Leon Goretzka (midfielder): "There have been a few times this season where we've not been switched on in first 10 minutes or so. You also have to say we were unlucky. We lost ball at some point, but it wasn’t like they played through us. It was as bad a start as you can imagine, but we have the quality to fight back. It took all our energy. Dortmund dug in defensively, but couldn't withstand the pressure in the end."

Watch: Leon Goretzka reacts to Bayern's Klassiker turnaround

Hansi Flick (head coach): "It wasn’t easy. Dortmund punished us early on, but the team hit their stride and found their feet with the goal for 2-1. We showed great morale, and in the end the 4-2 win was deserved. It was a sensational comeback from the team."

Borussia Dortmund

Marco Reus (captain): "We knocked ourselves of our stride, it was unnecessary. We could’ve won here today. We were in a fantastic position at 2-0, but then did too little. In the end, it’s about quality. We were too passive, didn't press high enough up the pitch and showed too little going forward in the second half."

Watch: Marco Reus expresses his disappointment after Dortmund let slip a 2-0 lead

Emre Can (midfielder): "We started well, but then we stopped trying to play football. Bayern are one of the best teams in the world. We wanted to play with courage, but were lacking today. We didn't play out from the back well. Bayern did. We wanted to find the holding midfielders and then move it out wide, but it didn't work out."

Edin Terzic (interim coach): "We started the first half really well, but finished it poorly. Between times, there was a lot of Bayern pressing. We had the chance to score a third, but then failed to put Bayern under any pressure. In the second half we wanted to press more in their half. We did a good job at times, but Bayern did fantastically well."