Munich - In a battle between the Bundesliga’s top two, neither Borussia Dortmund, nor FC Bayern Munich were able to claim all three points for themselves in a hard-fought and competitive 1-1 draw. BVB head coach Jürgen Klopp professed himself “satisfied”, while his counterpart Jupp Heynckes had words of praise for his side’s fighting spirit. bundesliga.com brings you the coaches' reactions from around the grounds on Matchday 32.
Hamburger SV 1-1 VfL Wolfsburg
Thorsten Fink (Hamburger SV): "The team fought well today. I was very satisfied with the performance that allowed us to get something from the game. We are playing a good season and we stay above Wolfsburg, who have a better squad than us. We'll just try to continue to give to it our all in the last two games."
Dieter Hecking (VfL Wolfsburg): "We produced far too little in the first half, and the goal we conceded was the wake-up call we needed just before half-time. After that we really put them under the cosh, and couldn't have played any better, but unfortunately we didn't take our chances, and that was frustrating. But in view of the first half performance, we have to live with the point."
SC Freiburg 2-0 FC Augsburg
Christian Streich (SC Freiburg): "I knew it would be a great game for the fans. Augsburg have been as good as any side in the league recently, and we gave it absolutely everything, just as they did. I'd like to pay a huge compliment to Markus [Weinzierl]. His team have to be playing in the Bundesliga next season and I really hope they stay up."
Markus Weinzierl (FC Augsburg): "We had three great chances to score early on, which we didn’t take, and then we conceded from Freiburg’s first attack. That was unlucky for us. But now we have two more games where we’ll be giving our absolute best to achieve our objective of staying in the division."
Borussia Dortmund 1-1 FC Bayern Munich
Jürgen Klopp (Borussia Dortmund): "I’m satisfied. Of course we’d have preferred to win and certainly had the odd clear-cut chance to do so. We started the game really well, then [Ilkay] Gündogan had to come off. That threw us off momentarily. The match was really heated. No one wanted to arouse any suspicion that this was being played like a friendly. We definitely achieved that. However, you can always take something away from such an encounter.”
Jupp Heynckes (Bayern Munich): "After the events of the past week, it was not easy to get on with the day-to-day agenda. It was a very intense game. My team deserves the highest praise for being exceptionally aggressive, even with ten men, and therefore fully deserved their point.”
1. FC Nürnberg 0-2 Bayer Leverkusen
Michael Wiesinger (1. FC Nuremberg): "In the first half Leverkusen dictated the play and all we could do was react. The team were lacking that last bit of courage in that situation. Conceding proved to be a wake-up call. In the second half the squad had more belief that a 1-1 draw was possible. Then you suffer a major setback. We failed to score goals. Leverkusen always had the ability to control the game and therefore we can’t have any qualms with their victory.”
Sascha Lewandowski (Bayer Leverkusen): "We were really strong in the opening 30, 35 minutes. We kept ourselves very compact, had a lot of energy in midfield, were strong in the tackle and were quick in transitioning from defence to attack. Those features were slightly diminished after the break, which allowed Nuremberg to open up the game more. After that we weren’t able to create space. The game could have been turned at that point.”
Borussia Mönchengladbach 0-1 FC Schalke 04
Lucien Favre (Borussia Mönchengladbach): "We played a big part in this encounter and also created goalscoring chances for ourselves. However, we were desperate to score and as a result were far too impatient. That’s a critical error against a team like Schalke. For me, the correct decision was made when it came to their goal, it wasn’t offside.
Jens Keller (FC Schalke 04): "Both sides cancelled each other out for the most part and goalscoring chances were few and far between. At the end of the day we were fortunate to make it 1-0. Considering how the encounter played out, sharing the spoils would have been a fair outcome.”