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Guardiola: Controlled Bayern Deserved to Progress

  • UEFA.com, Wednesday, March 12, 2014 4:28 PM
Pep Guardiola hailed his players’ control and concentration following Bayern Munich’s 3-1 aggregate win against Arsenal in the two-game UEFA Champions League Round of 16 series, which ended on Tuesday night with a 1-1 draw in Munich.

“We managed to minimize the number of mistakes we made,” the Bayern Munich boss said, adding: “We played in a very intelligent way. I am very pleased with my team. ...They were only better in the first eight minutes of the first leg, other than that we were the better side. Arsenal did not have any chances in the first half today and then it was over.”

The former Barcelona coach added: “We wanted to control the game and not allow them to spring any counterattacks. They dropped very deep and defended with many players. Nevertheless, we managed to totally control the game and did not allow them much more than their goal.”

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