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There was joy for Thomas Müller (1st.1) and Bayern Munich, but despair for Jude Bellingham (1st.r) and Borussia Dortmund in Der Klassiker. - © imago
There was joy for Thomas Müller (1st.1) and Bayern Munich, but despair for Jude Bellingham (1st.r) and Borussia Dortmund in Der Klassiker. - © /

"It had everything you could wish for" - Thomas Müller on Bayern Munich's 3-2 Klassiker win at Borussia Dortmund


A high quality football match, befitting the Bundesliga's top two was the general consensus following Bayern Munich's slender 3-2 win at Borussia Dortmund in Der Klassiker. bundesliga rounds up the post-match thoughts from both sides...

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Borussia Dortmund

Marco Reus (attacker & captain): "It was a wild game. In the first half, we had so much space, but didn't take advantage. Then we levelled at 2-2 in the second, and had them under the cosh. We always had the feeling we could win the game. To lose as we did makes it doubly hard to take."

Jude Bellingham (midfielder): "It's a marathon. There are loads of games left. We never know what can happen. We're four points behind with three games left going into Christmas. We've just got to focus on ourselves, keep focusing on the boys we've got in our changing room; being a team, being tougher and fighting again."

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Marco Rose (head coach): "It was a fantastic Bundesliga match, a game between two top sides, a fiery encounter. Both teams had good spells, and attacked. There was a lot of passion out there, but in the end it's a tough one for us to take."

Emre Can (midfielder): "It was a great game. Both teams had chances to win it. It was an open game, but a penalty decided matters. We're disappointed. I think we deserved more."

Watch: Emre Can reflects on 'undeserved' Klassiker defeat

Bayern Munich

Alphonso Davies (left-back): "It was a good game. Both teams, amazing teams. This game has history, this game has everything you can have in a Klassiker. We're excited to get the three points today, and we're just looking forward to the rest of the season."

Watch: Alphonso Davies praises 'two amazing teams'

Thomas Müller (forward): "The game had everything you could possibly wish for. The equaliser gave us a lift, and we should have led earlier than we did. The first-half display was definitely better - we moved the ball well and won our challenges. Based on the second-half performance, we didn't deserve it. It was more of a fight."

Kingsley Coman (forward): "It's really nice. It's always better to be in front [in the standings], with a lead, but we know we're not even halfway through the season. We still have a lot to do, and want to win as many games as possible."

Watch: Kingsley Coman warns of long road ahead

Julian Nagelsmann (head coach): "I think it was a brilliant game, especially for the fans. I think it was watched in 250 countries. It was a very good game for the Bundesliga. We didn't start well, but turned it around and created a lot of chances, even though Dortmund were a threat on the break. We should have taken a more commanding lead into the break, then we fell behind again early in the second half. We lost our rhythm with the injuries, but wrestled back control of the game and deserved to win. It's three big points."

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