"Thiago's goal is very important for us"
Pep Guardiola lived one of his worst European evenings. Porto won Bayern, not only in the scorer (1-3) but in all the aspects of the first leg of Champions League quarterfinals.
The defensive mistakes where the key of the defeat
The former Barça player, Ricardo Quaresma, scored after 10 minutes after defensive mistakes by Xabi Alonso and Dante, who lost the ball in the dangerous zone. After that, Thiago scored the 2-1, the hope for the Germans. But in the second half, Lopetegui prepared a good strategy and his team was able to score the third goal. It was Jackson Martínez, after another defensive mistake, this time by Boateng.
After the match, Guardiola recognized he was disappointed but said the qualifying round wasn't over: "We are sad but at least we scored a goal. Thiago's goal is very important for us." He also analyzed Porto: "After the 2-0 we played well until the end of the first half. Porto defended well and the 3-1 was hard for us. We knew it would be complicated."
The coach regretted about Bayern's many lows (Robben, Ribéry, Alaba, Schweinsteiger, Javi Martínez...) but he wanted to focus on the second leg: "We have six days to prepare. We need to rest and see which players are able for the decisive match."