NEWS | 12/04/2017"It's a good result to take into the second leg", remarked Benzema.
"We had to dig in during the first half, but we showed that we knew how to set ourselves up on the pitch. In the second half, we had a bit more control and dominated more of the play and that saw us create a lot of chances. Some of these ended up in goals and we come away from here keen to have scored another, which would have made things more comfortable in the return leg. However, we're happy and are satisfied to have got a win here, which is always very important".
"That was the stage when Bayern were really struggling the most. Whenever you play against 10 men it's always easier to find spaces and create chances. We continued to play the ball from one side of the pitch to the other and we could have scored more. It wasn't to be, but the team did a good job. You have to congratulate the side and our fans for their support".
"I always come back from being in an offside position and it was perhaps ruled out for a question of millimetres. I would have liked to have scored again here because it would have been a very important goal".
Benzema: "In the second half we changed our approach
"It's a very important win for us and a good result to take into the second leg. We're very happy. The first half was tough, against strong opposition. They missed the penalty and in the second half we changed our approach, particularly after the sending-off, which meant that we had more space and possession. We had our chances, but they've got a great goalkeeper".
“Real Madrid are the club in my heart and if I can play here until I retire then that is great. We are a team and we know we will always have our critics. I am calm, I can help the team. When they criticise me, I know I have to work harder”.
Casemiro: “Coming from behind Munich is not easy”
“The team won and we were calm about it. The fans here really put on the pressure, they have strong players and coming from behind against them is not easy. You have to recognise the importance of this win because it was not in any way shape or form easy”.
“We played well and we must congratulate the team. Perhaps the result doesn't flatter us, because we created many opportunities, three or four clear ones. They are still dangerous opposition, there is a game left and they are dangerous”.
“Obviously, it is important to win here. We have to keep being humble and work hard, because we still have a long way to go. Now we must think about LaLiga because we would also like to win that”.
Asensio: “This has been a splendid result”
“We had many chances in the second half and their keeper was brilliant. It was a good result and we can get through in the return leg at the Bernabéu. At the break, we said we needed to be calm. We scored early on in the second half, they had a player sent off an we therefore had more of the ball. I am always prepared to play a few minutes here or there, work hard for things, and I am happy to help the team”.