Borussia Dortmund's 1-0 win against FC Bayern München in Der Klassiker has ensured that the title race is now even more wide open than it was heading into the game, with BVB just three points behind Bayern, who themselves trail none other than newly-promoted and still-unbeaten .
Here’s the best of the post-match reaction to a momentous result at SIGNAL IDUNA PARK…
Philipp Lahm: “What’s there to say? We lost. The last pass was missing for us, especially in the first half. We had plenty of chances, while Dortmund only had a few, but we didn’t take our chances and that’s why we lost today. It’s great for the league [that Leipzig are now top of the league].”
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang “The second half was crazy! It was a huge effort. We fought a lot in the second half and the crowd helped us. It was really emotional and we needed to reach that third dimension. But we did it and I'm very happy. I saw Anthony Modeste scored again so I'm happy to score too and I'm back in the race. I’m happy to follow him.”
Watch: Aubameyang on Dortmund's win:
Marcel Schmelzer: “It was great today, the fans were right behind us and they really helped us. It was hard to control the game and it was emotional and scrappy at times, but it's a great feeling to be able to celebrate a win against Bayern here."
Watch: Schmelzer on Dortmund's win:
Thomas Tuchel (Dortmund coach): “It was a tough game and we suffered in a lot of phases. When you’re in the ring with Bayern, you can’t expect to come off without a bruise, or an own goal. You have to keep fighting, no matter what happens. That was our motto. It was a top performance from us.”
Carlo Ancelotti (Bayern coach): "I'm satisfied with the performance against such a strong team, but not the result. We're not happy that we lost this difficult game."
Hans-Joachim Watzke (Dortmund CEO): “It was incredibly exciting. This group of players is capable of beating anyone on their day and that’s what we saw.”