Bayern Munich's extra-time win over Juventus was 'crazy' - Thomas Muller
Thomas Muller summed up Bayern Munich's 4-2 extra-time defeat of Juventus Turin as a "crazy match" in which not everything went according to plan.
Less than 30 minutes into Wednesday's Champions League round-of-16 second leg between Bayern and Juventus at the Allianz Arena, goals from Paul Pogba and Juan Cuadrado gave the visitors a two-goal lead.
Shortly before half-time, former Chelsea player Cuadrado's shot from short distance was saved by Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer, who kept his side in the tie after the 2-2 draw from the first leg.
Bayern had to wait until the 73rd minute for Douglas Costa's cross from just outside the box to find Robert Lewandowski, who tucked the ball away from close range.
With Bayern running out of time, Arturo Vidal won a ball close to Juve's box, and passed it to Kingsley Coman, who found Thomas Muller inside the box.
Muller, until then, had a quiet night, but his 91st-minute header took the match to extra time, when Thiago Alcantara and Coman added two more goals and Bayern qualified for the quarterfinals.
"It wasn't going according to plan. It was a crazy match. It was weird," Muller told reporters after the match. "I didn't see much of the ball because Juve defended very deep. We didn't defend very well when we conceded the two goals."
Before extra time, Bayern coach Pep Guardiola enthusiastically addressed his team on the pitch, and Muller said: "He told us that he'd cut our balls off. Of course, there are a lot of emotions. I wouldn't be any different as a coach. We wanted to play for the third goal, because we still had energy left in us."
Bayern captain Philipp Lahm added: "It was an incredible night. Maybe this binds us together even more."
This sentiment was echoed by CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who said: "Those matches can lead to a deep run, but they are also heart rate matches."