Bay­ern romp de­lights Ancelotti

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

BAY­ERN MU­NICH coach Carlo Ancelotti said their 4-1 romp against PSV Eind­hoven in the Cham­pi­ons League was the reaction he was look­ing for after a three­match win­less streak.

Bay­ern bounced back in em­phatic style yes­ter­day at the Al­lianz Arena with winger Ar­jen Robben in out­stand­ing form.

Goals by Thomas Muller and Joshua Kim­mich put Bay­ern ahead be­fore Lu­ciano Nars­ingh net­ted for Eind­hoven be­fore the break.

But Bay­ern dom­i­nated the sec­ond-half with Robert Le­wandowski putting them 3-1 up be­fore Robben, who had set up two of their goals, added the fourth.

The Ger­man me­dia had spo­ken of a ‘mini-cri­sis’ after Bay­ern’s Bun­desliga draws with Cologne and Ein­tra­cht Frank­furt in the wake of their 1-0 de­feat at Cham­pi­ons League Group D lead­ers Atletico Madrid.

Bay­ern chair­man Kar­lHeinz Rum­menigge had branded their at­ti­tude in Satur­day’s 2-2 draw at Frank­furt as “un­ac­cept­able”, but Ancelotti was pleased with his side’s re­sponse against PSV.

“That was the reaction I ex­pect from the team, the at­ti­tude was good, we learnt our lessons from Frank­furt,” said the Ital­ian, who had won his first eight games in charge be­fore the Madrid de­feat.

“We very happy to have Manuel Neuer,” Ancelotti added after the Ger­many goal­keeper pulled off a string of good saves to deny Eind­hoven’s at­tack.

Bay­ern face PSV away in a fort­night, then travel to face Rus­sian side Ros­tov be­fore host­ing Atletico in their fi­nal group match on De­cem­ber 6 in a game likely to de­cide who wins the pool.

“We played well, but we have to give our best in the next few games to make sure we play Atletico for first place,” warned Ancelotti. – AFP

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