Sunday, 23rd September, 2012
Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has paid tribute to his side after they won 2-0 at Schalke in the Bundesliga yesterday.
The trip to the Ruhr looked a tough one for the Bavarians, with Schalke considered genuine title challengers and possessing a deadly attacking threat in Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.
Heynckes had to wait until the second half to see his side take the lead however, when Toni Kroos broke the deadlock after 55 minutes. That was quickly followed up by Thomas Muller just three minutes later, putting the Bavarians in control.
"It was a very intense performance from both teams, especially in the first half, when Schalke matched us and it was end-to-end at times", Heynckes told his club’s official site.
"We showed all our class in the second half, we were extremely composed, and at the end of the day we deserved the win."
And the victory was all the more important for Bayern Munich given that champions Borussia Dortmund lost 3-2 at Hamburg.
"It’s nice we now have a five-point advantage [over Dortmund]. But the championship is a 34-game marathon."