Munich - FC Bayern München attacker Thomas Müller cited the club's in-depth preparation for their game with Bayer 04 Leverkusen as a crucial part of their 3-0 victory on Saturday evening, while Christoph Kramer felt his side got away lightly.
FC Bayern München
bundesliga.com rounds up the thoughts of some of the protagonists at the Allianz Arena...
Thomas Müller: "We analysed Leverkusen well ahead of the game. They play very intense football but had a very important game in midweek. You can't really defend Douglas Costa on one-on-ones, you shouldn't blame the defenders. [On the second penalty] I'm a team player so I let Arjen [Robben] take it. I always try and give it my all and I'm happy with how I've developed over the past few years."
Bayer 04 Leverkusen
David Alaba: "We were given more space after going 2-0 up, which made things easier. I played in central defence today, and I believe it's widely known that I can play in a numer of positions."
Arjen Robben: "We played really well today against a top side, it was a quality Bundesliga match on Champions League level. To beat Leverkusen 3-0 is remarkable. [On Douglas Costa] He's a top player and technically really gifted - typically Brazilian, if you want."
Christoph Kramer: "We would've needed a good day. We were in action in midweek and felt the strain in the second half. We could've conceded more, actually. Against Bayern you need to be at 100 per cent in order to get anything."