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Heynckes: Bayern Munich deserved to progress

26 Apr 2012

koclokindoblog, 26 April 2012, Jupp Heynckes called Bayern Munich 'sensational' after eliminating Real Madrid from the Champions League in a penalty shootout on Wednesday.

Bayern lost the semi-final second leg 2-1 in Madrid, leaving the teams locked at 3-3 on aggregate.

After no goals were scored in the second half or in extra-time at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, penalties were required to decide the outcome.

Bastian Schweinsteiger scored the decisive spot-kick to earn Bayern's spot in a home Champions League final, which their coach believes was deserved.

"It's a magical night," Heynckes said.

"We had a lot of problems in the first quarter of an hour, but we corrected this afterwards.

"We were sensational. It is a special victory for Bayern.

"I think that if you analysed the last 120 minutes, we have justly qualified for the final.

"It was wonderful how the team reacted after we had gone 1-0, then 2-0 down."

Although a final involving Barcelona and Real Madrid had been widely expected when the draw for the semi-finals was made, Heynckes believes the best-performed teams will clash in Munich on May 19.

"(Chelsea) reached the final, they deserved it," Heynckes said.

"They knew they couldn't play attacking wise against Barcelona.

"It was a masterpiece tactically what they did against Barcelona.

"It won't be a surprise we are in the final.

"Bayern Munich in this Champions League has had great matches against great teams.

"We proved today we are a great team."

Bayern and Chelsea will play the final without a combined seven suspended players, six of those due to the accumulation of yellow cards.

The unfortunate situation has prompted calls from fans and the media alike to wipe the disciplinary slate clean in the semi-finals, a concept Heynckes supports.

"That's the problem with the rules," the Bayern coach said.

"Perhaps a few of the rules should be changed so the best players for Chelsea and Bayern could play."

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