Paderborn coach Andre Breitenreiter (l.) hailed FC Bayern München as the "best team in the world" after the Bavarians' 6-0 win (© Imago)
Paderborn coach Andre Breitenreiter (l.) hailed FC Bayern München as the "best team in the world" after the Bavarians' 6-0 win (© Imago)

Breitenreiter: 'Bayern have the best coach in the world'

Cologne - Joy, sorrow and last-minute twists: there was once again no faulting the script on Bundesliga Matchday 22, which provided fans with unforgettable scenes across the weekend.

SC Paderborn 0-6 FC Bayern München

Not that the coaches were all as happy with the outcomes of their matches, however. rounds up the best of the post-match thoughts of the top-flight strategists... Andre Breitenreiter (Paderborn): "The penalty was the decisive moment of the match. After that you can't defend against a team that moves the ball around so well. We played against the best team in the world with the best coach in the world."

Pep Guardiola (Bayern): "After playing in the Champions League we took this game very seriously and hardly gave them any chances. It was difficult to play against a five-man back line. I've said in the past that Paderborn will stay in the Bundesliga, and now I'm sure they will."

VfB Stuttgart 2-3 Borussia Dortmund

Huub Stevens (Stuttgart): "We lost against a team that's near the bottom of the league but that shouldn't be anywhere near there. When that's the case you can't afford to make so many little mistakes. We invited our opponents to score."

Jürgen Klopp (Dortmund): "We deserved to win. Stuttgart only had two corners and scored two goals. We played well in many other spells, though. With their penalty we were lucky [Nuri Sahin] wasn't shown a card. It'll still take a while yet before we're out of the woods in the Bundesliga."

FC Augsburg 2-2 Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Markus Weinzierl (Augsburg): "These are the kinds of stories that football writes [goalkeeper Marwin Hitz's last-gasp equaliser]. Marwin was in the perfect position. It was a great game for the spectators and we deserved to take a point. You're normally out of the game after you go 2-1 down but the team showed their desire again. It doesn't bear thinking about what would have happened if Halil Altintop had scored as well. But that would've just been too much."

Roger Schmidt (Leverkusen): "It was a crazy game; it was very intense and obviously very disappointing for us at the end. Augsburg never give up. There were times when we could've killed the game off but once again we were denied in stoppage time. The Champions League is as good as it gets. We're looking forward to it and it'll help us."

VfL Wolfsburg 2-1 Hertha Berlin

Dieter Hecking (Wolfsburg): "In the second half my team showed their determination not to drop two points. That was a milestone, especially when you consider how our competitors [in the league table] fared."

Pal Dardai (Hertha): "God just didn't want us to take a point home today. My team showed fighting spirit, desire and morale today. Wolfsburg are the best team in the league at the moment - they're playing the best football."

Hamburger SV 1-1 Borussia Mönchengladbach

Joe Zinnbauer (Hamburg): "It was important to us that we made our opponent's life difficult today and that the team stuck to our tactical plan. You can lose a game from a set-piece and we've dropped two points here today. We worked well and were focused during the week and the team's realised what they need to do. They put that into practice today. I'm happy that the boys out on the pitch bared their teeth here."

Lucien Favre (Gladbach): "That was tough for us, Hamburg were aggressive. We had two good chances early on that we should have taken. We weren't at 100 per cent today. Hamburg fought hard and covered a lot of ground. This point is hugely important for the future."

1. FC Köln 1-1 Hannover 96

Peter Stöger (Köln): "We're satisfied up to a point. It was difficult at the start and after last week's drama it was questionable whether or not we'd come back after going behind. But the lads gave it everything. At least we managed to score at home - a victory will come. A draw was an OK result today."

Tayfun Korkut (Hannover): "The draw was a fair result. Both teams had a couple of chances an we conceded a ridiculous goal, there's no two ways about it. We can live with the point but we need to push on now."