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By Rune Gjerulff@runegjerulff

Müller despite defeat: "We produced a reaction"

Although Bayern Munich suffered a second consecutive defeat against Lazio on Wednesday, Thomas Müller still believes the Bavarians showed a reaction to their 3-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen.
After losing 3-0 to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday, Bayern Munich suffered another setback on Wednesday night when they lost 1-0 to Lazio in the first of two Champions League last-16 matches.

But while the result was disappointing, Thomas Müller felt that the performance, at least in the first half, was a big step up from the Leverkusen defeat.

"From my perspective, we produced a reaction [to the Leverkusen loss] in the first half. We should definitely have taken the lead in the first half. If we're talking about a reaction, you can't always discuss the result – which is, of course, a nice end product for a reaction – but first and foremost, we're talking about our approach," the Bayern striker told DAZN after the game.

"In terms of conceding chances, we barely let anything through, but we also missed opportunities to convert our own. We had three clear-cut goalscoring opportunities in the first half and, to have that many chances inside one half of a Champions League away game in Rome, then you have to convert them.

"The second half was then impacted by our insecurity, but it's not to say that we didn't produce a reaction. We've lost 1-0 here tonight, but based on the way the game went, a 1-0 loss is OK for me: we've got a second leg."

The second leg will take place at the Allianz Arena on March 5.

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