Inter Milan 0-1 Bayern Munich

Bayern chief bullish on UCL chances

February 24, 2011

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge feels his side is on the verge of knocking out Champions League holders Inter Milan after a 1-0 win at the San Siro on Wednesday night.

Mario Gomez, Louis van Gaal
AssociatedLouis van Gaal congratulates Mario Gomez after his late winner

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Mario Gomez's last-minute goal has put Bayern in the driving seat of the tie and Rummenigge says they should now be able to finish the job off in the Allianz Arena on March 15.

"If we don't make the mistake of feeling too secure, then we have a good chance of reaching the quarter finals,'' he said on his club's website.

Rummenigge witnessed an entertaining game in Milan which he said "could have ended 4-4'', but he felt the game was decided by his side's superior desire for revenge after losing to Inter in the final last year.

"I said before the game that this was going to be an even match, and that was reflected in the game,'' he said.

"We were able to move up a gear in the second half whereas Inter had problems.

"It was a different Bayern to the final last year. We were more motivated to reach our goals today and we did not have only this one chance, but also hit the post twice. We were simply better in the attack than back then.''

Bayern captain Philipp Lahm said Gomez's goal could give a boost to the team for the rest of the season, and he has already started thinking about winning the competition.

"Certainly it is better to go into the second leg like this,'' he said. "After today's game, we can look more positively to the future.

"Our aim is to go through to the next round of the Champions League and we also want to win the cup.''