Munich - There was no question where the biggest talking point was on Matchday 9. After the phantom goal awarded to Bayer 04 Leverkusen at 1899 Hoffenheim, die Werkself coach Sami Hyypiä admitted he had "mixed feelings" about the result, while counterpart Markus Gisdol expressed his wish for a replay.
1899 Hoffenheim 1-2 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
bundesliga.com rounds up what the coaches made of the weekend's action.
1899 Hoffenheim coach Markus Gisdol: We probably had our best performance of the season so far. I hope that in the name of fair play, the game will be replayed. If we can perform like this again then I am sure we’ll get more reward for our efforts. At the moment, we have nothing to show for the work we put in. There’ll be no sense left in the world of football if the game isn’t replayed.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen coach Sami Hyypiä: I have mixed feelings. We didn’t want to win the game like this. Hoffenheim were great today and played with a very high tempo, which we didn’t have. I first saw the ball when it was in the back of the net, but you saw there was a hole in the net. It’s obviously terrible for Hoffenheim. I don’t know what will happen next but I hope we can reach a decision swiftly.
FC Bayern Munich 4-1 1. FSV Mainz 05
FC Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola: We need to work out what went wrong in the first half. I don’t want to invite the fans to come here, only for us to turn up in the second half. I’m pleased for Mario Götze. We need players of intelligence to operate between the lines.
1. FSV Mainz 05 coach Thomas Tuchel: We were a 1970 Volkswagen Beetle racing against a Formula 1 Ferrari, and you ask why Sebastian Vettel won the race? Nothing went wrong for us, it was a normal game. We played well, but our opponents took their chances efficiently.
Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Hannover 96
Borussia Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp: The game revealed the same problems that we’ve had in the last 13 days or so. We played well as long as we were fresh, but then we stopped playing, and that had something to with the players’ physical condition. We played a lot of long balls. It was a workmanlike win.
Hannover 96 coach Mirko Slomka: We made a fatal mistake that led to the penalty, which was a disappointing blow for us. We said before the game that we would have to improve if we wanted to get anything here. We played with a great attitude and gave a great account of ourselves, but we couldn’t get that goal. We’ll take a good performance away with us, but unfortunately no points.
Hertha Berlin 1-0 Borussia Mönchengladbach
Hertha Berlin coach Jos Luhukay: It was an intensive game. I’m pleased that the team showed their defensive qualities to keep Gladbach out and repel their attacks. I see out place in the table as just a phase of the season. The fans and the city can be happy, but we’re only focused on the next game.
Borussia Mönchengladbach coach Lucien Favre: We committed an unnecessary foul that led to their goal, even though we knew that set piece situations can be dangerous. Still, we dominated the game in the first half and we should have gone a goal up, not Hertha. We didn’t play very well in the second half, were second best too often and didn’t do enough.
Hamburger SV 3-3 VfB Stuttgart
Hamburger SV coach Bert van Marwijk: I wanted to win, but I can be very pleased with the way we played. It was a very fast game, we played with real pace in attack and really would have deserved the victory if we had won it. We still have work to do at the back, but the organisation was good, despite the three goals.
VfB Stuttgart coach Thomas Schneider: It was a game full of emotion a highlight of the season for the fans, but not for us. We didn’t manage to strike the killer blow after taking the lead. When you go in front three times in a game, you want to win the match, but over the 90 minutes it was a fair result.
FC Augsburg 1-2 VfL Wolfsburg
FC Augsburg coach Markus Weinzierl: We’re obviously disappointed. We played well in the first 35 minutes and really should have led 2-0 or even 3-0, but the equaliser robbed us of our rhythm. Conceding the second just before the break was tough for us, and in the second half we couldn’t create much pressure or carve out many opportunities.
VfL Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking: Augsburg played brilliantly for the first 25 minutes and we weren’t able to contain them. We were lucky not to fall further behind and Diego Benaglio kept us in the game. We were lucky with the equaliser but after that we came into the game much more.