It's a perfect result for Bayern: Ribery

Mar 30, 2012, 12:35 IST | Agencies
Bayern Munich's winger Franck Ribery was overjoyed with his side's 2-0 triumph over Olympique de Marseille in the first leg of their Champions League last-eight tie on Wednesday. The Germans have put one foot in the semi-finals after Mario Gomez and Arjen Robben gave Bayern a comfortable advantage from their trip to the Stade Velodrome.

Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery, Mario Gomez Arjen Robben  and Toni
Kroos celebrate a goal against Marseille. Pic/AFP

"This is a very good situation for us," Ribery told Sky Sport Germany. "The result is perfect, it is better than a goalless draw or a 1-0 victory.

"We played with a lot of discipline and we deserved to win." It was a sixth consecutive success for Jupp Heynckes' side, whose thoughts may already be turning to a likely semi-final showdown with Real Madrid for the right to reach the May 19 final at their own Allianz Arena stadium.

The France international also reiterated that he is happy with life at Bayern and admitted he does not feel comfortable playing in his homeland. "It is always difficult for me to play in France," the 28-year-old said. "But now I play for Bayern, who are a great family. "I have been here for five years. I feel just fine, everything is perfect for me." The return leg at the Allianz Arena will be played on Tuesday, April 3.

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