Augsburg coach Markus Weinzierl (r.) felt his side had "eliminated Bayern's strengths" after they ended the champions' record 53-game unbeaten streak
Augsburg coach Markus Weinzierl (r.) felt his side had "eliminated Bayern's strengths" after they ended the champions' record 53-game unbeaten streak

Weinzierl: 'We nullified Bayern's strengths'

Munich - There was drama aplenty at both ends of the Bundesliga table on Matchday 29, with FC Bayern München suffering their first defeat of the season and Eintracht Braunschweig moving to within two points of safety. rounds-up what the coaches made of all the drama...
FC Augsburg 1-0 FC Bayern München
Markus Weinzierl (Augsburg): We fought really hard and, as a team, we nullified Bayern's strengths. After we scored, we tightened things up and started to play on the counterattack. We were lucky too, while we can be grateful for having a great goalkeeper.

Pep Guardiola (Bayern): We gave it a go to the end, but you can't always win in football. We've just got to accept that. Now we've got to prepare ourselves immediately for our big final against Manchester United.Borussia Dortmund 2-1 VfL Wolfsburg
Jürgen Klopp (Dortmund): In the first half, we kept laying the ball on a plate for them. I've never seen us do that so much. We could have done without conceding, but we changed two players and switched tactics in the second half and, in the end, we're relieved to have got this important win.

Dieter Hecking (Wolfsburg): It was a fantastic first half from us and we should really have added a second or even a third goal. We wanted to frustrate Dortmund and we managed to do that for a half. Their equaliser gave them a new lease of life.Werder Bremen 1-1 FC Schalke 04
Robin Dutt (Bremen): We made a great start to the game and I was impressed by our battling qualities. We ended the game on a high too, but Ralf Fährmann made some great saves. I wouldn't have thought before the game that I'd be unhappy to be standing here now with only a point.

Jens Keller (Schalke): It wasn't a good game from us. We just went through the motions, but we didn't play football. We've got to be happy with this point, which I'd say is a point gained for us in view of our personnel situation.Hertha Berlin 1-1 1899 Hoffenheim
Jos Luhukay (Hertha): It was just an unfortunate incident which led to Casteels' injury. Adrian [Ramos]'s totally gutted about it. The draw's fair enough. Both teams wanted to win it in the second half.

Markus Gisdol (Hoffenheim): It's quite hard to think about the football right now because the injury to Casteels overshadows the rest. It looks like he's broken his leg. 1-1's a fair score. I had the feeling that we were close to getting a second before the injury, but then we were a bit shocked. We were lucky we had a good reserve goalkeeper.Eintracht Braunschweig 3-0 Hannover 96
Torsten Lieberknecht (Braunschweig): These were three very important points in an emotional game. We're still in the relegation zone, though, but we're going to hang on in there, like we did today.

Tayfun Korkut (Hannover): The two quick goals and then the red card were killer blows. We tried all we could and I can't point the finger at my team. The unfortunate sequence of events in this game caused us big problems.Hamburger SV 2-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Mirko Slomka (Hamburg): This win's not only good for us, but for the whole city. It's also good for the fans and when that second goal went in, it was such a relief. We were committed and what's most important now is that we're 15th. We can enjoy this for a second, but then we need to focus on Hannover [on Matchday 30].

Sami Hyypiä (Leverkusen): It was a bit unfortunate for us and it's frustrating that we've lost.