RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT AND TRANSLATIONS
VIDEO SHOWS: POST-MATCH NEWS CONFERENCES WITH BAYERN MUNICH COACH HANSI FLICK AND CHELSEA COACH FRANK LAMPARD
MUNICH, GERMANY (AUGUST 8, 2020) (UEFA - NO RESALES. NO COMMERCIAL USE. MUST ON-SCREEN COURTESY "©UEFA 2020")
1. (SOUNDBITE) (German) BAYERN MUNICH COACH, HANSI FLICK, SAYING:
"We would have nothing against it if he continues this way.... But Lewi (Robert Lewandowski) has shown today how important he is for us. He not only scored twice but he also prepared goals. And so we are very happy with the match. We know what we have in Lewi and we are happy that he is playing for us."
2. WHITE FLASH
3. (SOUNDBITE) (German) BAYERN MUNICH COACH, HANSI FLICK, SAYING:
"We will approach Barcelona with the necessary respect. We will analyse them as we do with any other team. We know our strengths and and we will try to use it as much as we can. The match was just very important for us after the break, the vacation, and the short period of training, the training as a team. That we'd find a rhythm of playing again. So it was very good. And I especially like Coco (Corentin) Tolisso, just came in and scored, Alvaro (Odriozola) who did not have an easy season, just coming in and preparing a goal, and Nikki (Niklas) Suele played very well in the back. So yeah, it was realisation that we also have good players on the bench... And that was very important."
4. WHITE FLASH
MUNICH, GERMANY (AUGUST 8, 2020) (CHELSEA FC HANDOUT - ACCESS ALL)
5. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHELSEA COACH, FRANK LAMPARD, ON IF SQUAD GOT COLD EARLY ON, SAYING:
"Yeah, we did, with the two goals in the first parts of the game. Which is obviously disappointing, but I want to focus on the fact and the reliance of - and the performance levels of a lot of the players on the team. I think if you - it's a good exercise today, to look at a team like Bayern Munich and the Champions League experience they have in their ranks. Hundreds of appearances through their team and we had young players, debut seasons, Reece James going toe-to-toe with top players with an incredible individual performance; and some others within that. And I can see where I want us to go. I think for the good and the bad. We competed well in the game, we get to 2-1, within that maybe make the most of a couple of half-chances and then we concede disappointing goals which are individual errors on the pitch. So, it was an interesting game. I thought there were a lot of good - we're disappointed to lose. But we'll be back."
STORY: Robert Lewandowski struck twice and set up two more goals as Bayern Munich cruised past Chelsea 4-1 on Saturday (August 8) to reach the Champions League quarter-finals with a 7-1 aggregate victory and remain on course for a treble of titles.
The Bavarians will be on an 18-game winning streak across all competitions as they head into next week's Final Eight tournament in Lisbon, where they will face Barcelona.
Bayern, who won the domestic league and Cup double and have won all eight of their Champions League games, quickly killed off the tie with a ninth minute Lewandowski penalty, after having won 3-0 in London in the first leg in February.
Polish striker Lewandowski, with 53 goals in 44 matches in all competitions this season, turned provider to set up Ivan Perisic in the 24th minute as the hosts showed no lack of fitness despite a five-week gap since their last competitive game.
Chelsea, who conceded seven goals in a two-legged European tie for the first time, did not lack match practice having played in the FA Cup final last week.
But half a dozen players were missing through injury, including Cesar Azpilicueta, Christian Pulisic and Pedro, or suspension.
Chelsea coach Frank Lampard said the match was a learning experience vowing, "we'll be back."
(Production: Kurt Michael Hall)