Jupp Heynckes saluted a ‘committed and motivated’ performance from FC Bayern München following their 2-0 win over RB Leipzig on Saturday.
Willi Orban was dismissed for Leipzig on just 13 minutes, leaving James Rodriguez to score just six minutes later ahead of second from Robert Lewandowski with 38 minutes on the clock.
Bayern had beaten Leipzig on penalties on the DFP Pokal on Wednesday, and this result saw Bayern move to the top of the table for the first time this season.
After the game, Heynckes told the club’s official website: “After Wednesday’s cup fight we were once again very committed and motivated. Our preparation was ideal.
“If you’re reduced to ten men after 14 minutes, as Leipzig were today, it’s a disadvantage. But my team controlled the match and were clever. We could have scored one more goal, but it was more important to be disciplined in defence and take no risks. I really liked it.”
Jérôme Boateng added: “We started very well. Leipzig went a man down early on, which was unfortunate for our opponents.
“We did a good job in the first half and scored two goals, the match was closed out then. We should have made use of our extra man in the second half.
“We’re aware not everything’s going perfectly yet, but we’ve taken a big step forward.”