There was no denying that the best team won after FC Bayern München brushed aside Borussia Mönchengladbach to the tune of 2-0 on Saturday.
Watch: Bayern midfielder Xabi Alonso has his say on the win over Gladbach:
Mats Hummels (FC Bayern München defender): "We were dominant and focussed in the first half. We created a lot of chances and gave very little away We could have scored more. We were too passive on and off the ball in the second half and sat too deep. There were one or two hairy moments, especially when Andre Hahn hit the woodwork. You could could see we were a little flat and when that happens, a team as good as Gladbach can also create chances."
Carlo Ancelotti (FC Bayern München head coach): "The team knew exactly where they had to improve compared to last week's draw with Frankfurt. They had control over the game and played perhaps their best first half of the season. The second half wasn't quite as good, but I know the team aren't operating at 100 per cent after a midweek game in the Champions League. Overall, it was still a good display."
Christoph Kramer (Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder): "It was a frustrating day for us. It's a shame that we were so poor. We weren't compact and only gave 90 per cent in the first half. That's always going to end badly here."
Andre Hahn (Borussia Mönchengladbach forward): "It was very difficult for us today because we weren't fresh enough. We didn't get stuck into the challenges, and didn't put pressure on the ball or the opposition. Once you go 1-0 or 2-0 down in Munich, it's very tough. The second half was a lot better. Had we started like that, it definitely wouldn't have ended 2-0."
Lars Stindl (Borussia Mönchengladbach forward): "We set out to defend well and give little away, but we didn't do that unfortunately. We got into the game in the second half, pressed higher and did a decent job of it. We didn't force any real chances until the effort from Andre Hahn that hit the woodwork, though, so we deserved to lose in the end."
Andre Schubert (Borussia Mönchengladbach head coach): "We weren't good enough today and were unable to match them. Bayern dominated, especially in the first half. We weren't aggressive enough. The second half was better, but Bayern also backed off. You have to play to your limit to get something from games against Bayern, and we weren't able to do that today."