Bayern played rubbish, says club president Hoeness

Mar 15, 2013, 07:28 IST | AFP

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has accused the Bundesliga leaders of "playing like rubbish" after they scraped into the Champions League quarter-finals despite losing at home to Arsenal

Bayern won the last 16 tie against the Gunners only on away goals after their 3-1 first-leg victory at the Emirates Stadium three weeks ago was followed by a 2-0 defeat at Munich’s Allianz Arena on Wednesday, leaving it 3-3 on aggregate.

Uli Hoeness

Needing three goals in Munich to reach the last eight, Arsenal gave Bayern an almighty scare as striker Olivier Giroud scored for the Gunners early on before defender Laurent Koscielny netted in the 86th minute to set up a frantic finish. Bayern, who are bidding to reach their third Champions League final in four years, go into Friday’s last-eight draw, but Hoeness has insisted they will not progress further if they continue playing poorly.

“The trend is your friend and for the last three weeks we have been playing like rubbish,” fumed Hoeness, with Bayern 20 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga.

“For the last few weeks, we have not played well. Unless the team buck up their ideas, we won’t win anything in the Champions League.”

Other result:
Malaga 2 (Isco 43, Santa Cruz 77) beat FC Porto 0.
Malaga win 2-1 on aggregate

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