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Guardiola ecstatic with Bayern display

Published: Thursday 3 October 2013, 0.20CET
Josep Guardiola was "delighted with our showing" after FC Bayern München caught the eye in beating a Manchester City FC side who "made errors at important times".
Guardiola ecstatic with Bayern display
Josep Guardiola greets City counterpart Manuel Pellegrini before the Group D match ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Man. CityBayern

Goals scored1
 
3
Possession (%)40
 
60
Total attempts9
 
20
on target3
 
13
off target6
 
7
blocked0
5
against woodwork1
 
1
Corners6
 
4
Offsides6
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red Cards0
1
Fouls committed16
 
13
Fouls suffered13
 
15
Passes355
 
596
completed228
 
471

Standings

Last updated: 19/06/2014 19:28 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Thursday 3 October 2013, 0.20CET

Guardiola ecstatic with Bayern display

Josep Guardiola was "delighted with our showing" after FC Bayern München caught the eye in beating a Manchester City FC side who "made errors at important times".

Manuel Pellegrini, City manager
We didn't play well and Bayern, as they always are, were very good. We made a lot of errors at important times. We tried a different way of playing in the second half, but we needed to get more possession. David Silva is a player who can help us with that, but he was only fit enough for 20 minutes tonight.

The result was important in the group, but it is not decisive. It shows where we are and what level we are at, but we need to address some things before our game [against Everton FC] at the weekend.

Josep Guardiola, Bayern coach
We pressured them well when we weren't in possession and so forced City to play long balls, which we were able to win. We moved the ball around well. Ever since Philipp Lahm started playing further up the pitch, we have started to create more chances. We are happy to play against a big club and to play like this. I like coming to England and when my team plays like this, I am very happy. We are delighted with our display.

The team showed in the past what they are capable of and today they followed up on that. We are extremely happy to have delivered such a good performance away from home against one of England's best teams. We now need to show the same presence and dominance in the return game, but until then we won't stop working hard and trying to improve.

Last updated: 06/10/14 11.39CET

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