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Pellegrino 'very satisfied' with Valencia progress

While Mauricio Pellegrino praised his team's "intelligence" against FC Bayern München, Jupp Heynckes rued his side's inability to create the chances their play warranted.

Pellegrino 'very satisfied' with Valencia progress
Pellegrino 'very satisfied' with Valencia progress ©UEFA.com

Mauricio Pellegrino, Valencia coach
The sending-off changed the game a lot. It was a beautiful game on our part and a pity in the end that we didn't manage to win it. I saw a lot of quality in my team. We had the intelligence to try to look for various ways to break Bayern down. They played with three attackers and are a side that are used to having the ball all the time. I thought they would look to control the game but we put in a huge effort and at the end my players are very tired.

Our fans wanted us to produce our best in this match as did we. Obviously we will try to win the last match [against LOSC Lille] but the important thing right now is that we are through. I am very satisfied. My players gave everything and enjoyed a great night in a game that demanded maximum effort against a first-class rival.

Jupp Heynckes, Bayern coach
We just weren't able to penetrate their back four. Valencia are a very good team on the break. They defended outstandingly throughout the entire game and then were able to break very well. Unfortunately my team did not manage to make the most of its superiority with good positioning to create chances to score goals.