Bayern thrilled after "magnificent" Juve win

Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has hailed the team's performance in Tuesday's win over Juventus as their best display in the competition this season.

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Things went smoothly for Bayern Munich in front of their home fans, taking the lead in the first minute when David Alaba's shot from distance beat an unsuspecting Gianluigi Buffon. The runaway Bundesliga leaders then went on to dominate proceedings, before doubling their advantage midway through the second half courtesy of Thomas Muller.

Rummenigge told the club's official website that he was very pleased with the team's performance against Juventus in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final and the result has left him feeling positive about Bayern's chances of advancing to the semi-finals of the competition.

"It was a magnificent match. We can be extremely satisfied, not just with the result, but also with the way we played. That was our best game in the Champions League this season. Obviously, we had the chances to make it three, but it's the result we wanted. We'll travel to Turin feeling optimistic," he shared.

"Everyone in the team worked magnificently and we always played our football. It was a super evening of European football for us. We've put ourselves in a good position to go through, but the return will still be tough. We must avoid arrogance and complacency."

Bayern manager Jupp Heynckes was equally thrilled by the victory, especially after his team managed to nullify the influence of the Bianconeri's star playmaker Andrea Pirlo.

"We prepared well, as you could see from our tactical approach. We disrupted their play and took Pirlo out of the game. Overall, we were brimming with confidence and played outstanding football, although you also have to be up for the fight," he pointed out.

"In the first instance, we're pleased we've won against an Italian team while keeping a clean sheet. That was top-class football for long spells, and an impressive result against the reigning Italian champions, who look odds-on to retain their title."

Agreeing with his manager, goalscorer Thomas Muller applauded his team-mates for their hard work.

"We were very tight and intense in both directions. We started defending at their end of the field. It's not something we can do every time, but it was right for this match," he said.

"Our approach and attitude were perfect and we had real desire. It's a shame we didn't manage a third goal. We're in a good position, and maybe 2-0 is better than 3-0, because we'll stay focused."

Juventus and Bayern Munich will contest the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie in Turin on the 10th of April.

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