Pep Guardiola was delighted his FC Bayern München side managed to overcome 'the best counterattacking side in the world' (© Imago)
Pep Guardiola was delighted his FC Bayern München side managed to overcome 'the best counterattacking side in the world' (© Imago)

Guardiola: 'BVB best counterattacking side'

Munich - FC Bayern München head coach Pep Guardiola was full of praise for Dortmund's players following the Bavarians' 3-0 win in der Klassiker on Saturday, while Jürgen Klopp was left to rue several missed chances that could have altered the course of the game.

Borussia Dortmund 0-3 FC Bayern München rounds up the coaches' thoughts on the weekend's action...

Jürgen Klopp (Dortmund): We had the better chances before Bayern scored the first goal, and also missed a big opportunity to make it 1-1. You have to be more clinical to gain reward from such a big game.

Pep Guardiola (FC Bayern): We're happy to have beaten the best counterattacking side in the world. Blaszczykowski, Reus, Mkhitaryan are unstoppable when they're given space. We played well in the opening 15 minutes, but failed to match this level in the 30 minutes before the break. After the break, we were much better after we opened the scoring.

Hertha Berlin 0-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Jos Luhukay (Hertha): Of course we're disappointed, and I don't think I'll get much sleep having seen the stats. We were more than a match for Bayer and even dominated the second half when we pinned Leverkusen back. I'm very angry we failed to convert our superiority into tangible reward.

Sami Hyypiä (Leverkusen): I'm very happy we won. We were made work hard throughout the game and Hertha put us under pressure in the second half, but we defended well and managed to score the decisive goal.

SV Werder Bremen 2-3 1. FSV Mainz 05

Robin Dutt (Bremen): It seemed like we had lost before the game had even started properly. I appreciate my players not giving gave up, even when we were 3-0 down. We know we have some tough tasks ahead of us, but I'm convinced we'll still manage to snatch a few points.

Thomas Tuchel (Mainz 05): We started very, very well and laid the foundation for this extraordinarily crucial away win early on. I wasn't happy with the numerous fouls we committed though - 21 are far too many and could have cost us our win.

Hamburger SV 3-1 Hannover 96

Bert van Marwijk (Hamburg): The win was hard-fought. Hannover are going through a difficult phase at the moment. I was hoping we'd manage to score a third goal earlier in the game. Our overall quality of play was better in the previous matches.

Mirko Slomka (Hannover): Things went against us today. Hamburg's lead just after the restart shocked us. It's disappointing we failed to create further opportunities after that goal.

Eintracht Frankfurt 3-3 FC Schalke 04

Armin Veh (Frankfurt): We set ourselves high targets for the game, and it would've been extremely important for us to win. It really hurt conceding the equaliser.

Jens Keller (Schalke 04): For the fans this match must have been a real spectacle, but it certainly isn't one us coaches would enjoy. We didn't begin well, but scored out of the blue and even managed to double our lead. We made too many mistakes, though, after conceding the 2-1. I'm glad we never gave in after being 3-2 down. In the end, it's a fair result.

VfB Stuttgart 0-2 Borussia Mönchengladbach

Thomas Schneider (Stuttgart): Gladbach are a very mature side and were a step ahead of us today. Unfortunately, we failed to remain aggressive throughout the game, but we're aware that setbacks are unavoidable for us at this stage.

Lucien Favre (Gladbach): We played very well today. We were largely in control and could have won 3-0 or 4-0, although we lacked organisation at times. I admit it might have been to our advantage that far more Stuttgart players were involved with their countries during the week. We're very content that we're already on 25 points and taking things step by step. We're still developing.