Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Van Gaal: 'We haven't learned from our mistakes'
by Paul Kennedy, March 15th, 2011 8:06PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  germany, italy, uefa champions league

MOST COMMENTED

[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Outgoing coach Louis van Gaal said Bayern Munich had no one but itself to blame for its early exit from the UEFA Champions League when it lost at home to Inter Milan, 3-2, and blew the 1-0 lead it had taken into the second leg of the rematch of last year's finalists. Bayern became just the second team to go out in the Champions League knockout stage after winning the first leg on the road.

Macedonian Goran Pandev took advantage of some slack defending to take a pass from Samuel Eto'o and score a late winner that completed Inter's comeback from a 3-1 aggregate deficit and go through on away goals.

"When we lose such a game it's very disappointing because it's our own fault," van Gaal said. "It's not the first time this season but we haven't learned from our mistakes. We created so many chances and didn't use them, and we didn't defend well in the second half. That's how the opponent remains in the game. We can't say that Inter was better, but we are the ones who are out."

Bayern Munich recently lost three straight Bundesliga games, prompting management to announce that van Gaal would not return next season.

In Tuesday's other match, Mexican Javier Hernandez scored his 14th and 15th goals of the season to send Manchester United into the quarterfinals with a 2-1 victory over Marseille.



0 comments
  1. Kerry Ogden
    commented on: March 16, 2011 at 8 a.m.
    Glad to see Inter and Man U come away the winners.

  1. Paolo Jacobs
    commented on: March 16, 2011 at 7 p.m.
    one of the best entertaining match I've seen in quite some time,,, lots of attacking futbol.. UEFA at its best! sure they're were some slack defending, lol


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Where to Watch European Soccer    
The new European club season has started up. Here are places Soccer America readers recommend where ...
Wooten scores second late winner in two weeks    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] German-American Andrew Wooten scored his second game-winning goal in two weeks to lead Sandhausen ...
Dempsey teams up again with XO    
[VIDEO PICK: Music] The FIFA 15 release party in New York featured its cover boy, Clint ...
New and the old square off in semifinals    
[USL PRO: Semifinals] Two first-year clubs -- Sacramento Republic FC and La Galaxy II -- and ...
Attention on battle for first place -- and fourth    
[NASL: Fall Week 11] First place will be on the line Saturday when the San Antonio ...
Nasco nightmare gives RSL Rocky Mountain Cup    
[MLS: Friday] Joe Nasco, the former Georgia police officer who made his MLS debut this summer ...
Riquelme still brilliant at 36     
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Argentine playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme has always been one of the most delightful ...
What They're Saying: Danny Murphy    
"Basically, half his finger was off and you could see his tendon. Glass shattered -- it ...
Abbott is 'incredibly impressed' with Sac scene    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] How does Sacramento stack up? MLS president Mark Abbott said he's not about to ...
'Dynamite' Davis triggers upset of No. 1 Tar Heels    
[DUKE-NORTH CAROLINA: Men] Midfielder Sean Davis scored on a free kick from 25 yards and set ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives