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Bayern Cruises into UCL Second Round

  • Reuters, Thursday, November 6, 2014 2:39 PM

Bayern Munich cruised into the second phase of the UEFA Champions League by winning Group E with two games to spare, following a 2-0 win at home to AS Roma at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday. Pep Guardiola’s men have now gone unbeaten in 16 consecutive games in all competitions this season, while letting in just one goal in the UCL—Roma’s consolation goal in the 7-1 drubbing at the Stadio Olimpico.

Asked if the team was meeting his lofty expectations, Guardiola said, "No, not yet. We are playing better than last year but we have to improve." The Spaniard added: "Obviously we are playing better. We talk a lot, we have a lot of meetings, but we can always improve, always, always."

The former Barcelona coach admitted that the team’s form has taken him by surprise -- particularly following the exertions of so many of his players at the World Cup in Brazil. "I did not expect to be in this position after the World Cup," he said. "The players are always eager to play."

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