The FC Bayern München players were happy to have maintained their five-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga following their 0-0 draw in Der Klassiker away to Borussia Dortmund on Saturday evening.
Thomas Müller (Bayern striker): “We controlled the game in the second half especially. We had the slightly better chances in the first period, but then Dortmund had opportunities of their own too. Manuel Neuer had to make a couple of good saves and Joshua Kimmich came to our rescue a few times as well. A draw was a fair result and one we can live with, but I would have preferred to go home with a 1-0 victory of course. We’ve got some important games coming up in the Champions League and the DFB Cup semi-final too, but every game in the Bundesliga from now is like a mini-final in itself.”
Philipp Lahm (Bayern defender): “It was a fair result. We had the better chances and we were dominant in the second half. It could have been 2-2. That's what happens when two top teams meet. Dortmund have been on a great run of form, and it wasn't easy to shake them off. We had some great chances, such as when Douglas Costa was clean through on Roman Bürki. It was very intense and a great game for the fans. We’ve maintained our five-point gap at the top of the table. There are still nine games to play. It's a long way to go, but it’s in our hands.”
Pep Guardiola (Bayern coach): “In the first 20 minutes, we had problems with the way we were pressing. We were good in the second half. We had enough chances to win the game. Dortmund also had a few opportunities, but that was always going to be the case. It’s almost impossible to avoid counter-attacks when you play here. The result is ok. The game was good. I have to give my compliments to Joshua Kimmich. He has played against brilliant strikers in the Champions League, and against Aubameyang today. He has passion. He has everything. I love him.”