Stuttgart - FC Bayern München got back on the winning trail with a 2-0 triumph away to VfB Stuttgart on Matchday 20, a result which brought a smile back to the faces of the defending champions after a difficult start to the new year.
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Their opponents, meanwhile, were understandably disappointed as they slumped to the bottom of the table following their tenth defeat of the current campaign. bundesliga.com rounds up the post-match reaction from the Mercedes-Benz Arena.
Arjen Robben: "Stuttgart defended well and waited for chances to break. For us it was important to score before half-time which made things a bit easier. That’s just what you need against a side that sits deep. We actually scored from our first chance today. It was time we took three points again, today's win is very important."
Thomas Müller: "Stuttgart did an excellent job in the first half. We had problems getting through their midfield three. We didn't really have any chances before the break, apart from the goal. This was a victory of our mentality."
Manuel Neuer: "We're delighted that things are going in the right direction again. Our first half wasn't particularly good, but we moved the ball around well after the break and got the second goal which was decisive in the end."
Sven Ulreich: "We did a great job up until the 42nd minute, and even in the second half we didn't do badly. The goals just fell at very bad times. We had bad luck overall. We're heading in the right direction, though."
Christian Gentner: "Like [in the previous home defeat] against Mönchengladbach we just weren't effective. We've got to try not to concede as much."
Daniel Schwaab: "We played well but we were punished on the two occasions we lost our organisation. Bayern showed they have great individual quality. It's a shame we lost because we had some good chances on the break. It was hard after Bayern made it 2-0 because they retained the ball well."
Timo Baumgartl: "We played a good first 40 minutes but then Arjen Robben's individual class shone through. We wanted to do better on the break in the second half, but then came that [David Alaba] free-kick."