Klinsmann says Lyon draw a point gained

October 1, 2008

Bayern Munich coach Jurgen Klinsmann believes Tuesday night's 1-1 draw with Lyon was a case of a point gained rather than two lost.

Bayern remained on top of Group F in the Champions League after the second round of matches after equalising Lyon's early goal in the Allianz Arena.

A strike from Ze Roberto in the 52nd minute cancelled out a Martin Demichelis own goal to leave the Bavarians on top of the pile with four points and unbeaten ahead of their double-header with second-placed Fiorentina.

"Of course we would have preferred to win the game, but it was not to be," said Klinsmann, who has come under pressure after a sluggish start from his team in the Bundesliga, where they lie ninth after winning only two of their opening six games.

"Nevertheless, I am happy with the team, both technically and for their engagement," Klinsmann added.

"Now we move on to the Bundesliga where we will try and correct things on Saturday."

Lyon coach Claude Puel praised his side for picking up their second successive draw in Europe and claimed there could even have been more in the game for his side.

"To get a draw was a good result tonight," he said.

"We had chances, but were not able to get the win, but we have made Bayern suffer, we were courageous and played with great intensity.

"I have always said that this group is going to be very, very tight and now we go to Bucharest and we can get a good result there."

While the French champions travel to the Romanian capital on October 21, the 2008 Bundesliga winners head for Florence and the former club of their striker Luca Toni.