FC Bayern München came from behind to chalk up another win over SV Darmstadt 98, but the main talking point from the 3-1 triumph was Thomas Müller’s wonder strike in the 71st minute.
FC Bayern München 3-1 SV Darmstadt 98
Thomas Müller (Bayern striker): "It was a nice goal from me, it felt good. I controlled the ball well on my chest and then I had to get it towards goal any way I could. But I don’t want to overstate things too much; if I score an ugly goal it’s worth exactly the same. We’re happy to have taken the three points. We’ll need to be sharper on Tuesday in Turin [against Juventus in the UEFA Champions League], we can’t afford to waste so many chances there."
Arjen Robben (Bayern winger): "Despite going 1-0 down the team deserves praise. We played well but in the first half we just couldn’t score. But out on the pitch we could sense that more chances would come our way. We just had to stay patient and calm. As a team we kept going and were rewarded for that in the end."
Pep Guardiola (Bayern coach): "In both our games against Darmstadt we’ve noticed that you need to score amazing goals in order to beat them. We had 36 shots on goal. I think that’s good, but it was difficult against so many defensive players. I’m happy that Franck [Ribery] made his comeback, even if it wasn’t for the full 90 minutes. As of tomorrow we’ll be preparing for the Champions League game in Turin. I think we’re in shape at the moment."
Sandro Wagner (Darmstadt striker): "It’s a shame. We played superbly in the first half. The turning point was their goal right at the start of the second half. After that it’s always going to be tough to play against Bayern."
Dirk Schuster (Darmstadt coach): "We played very well, particularly in defence. I’m very proud of the way we performed here. We gave a good account of ourselves and up until the 84th minute we had a chance to take something from the game. We didn’t just want to sit deep, but wanted to hurt them too. We did that better in the first half than we did in the second."