Pep Guardiola told reporters post-match “We played so well, you see the result 1-0 it looks like it could be better.
We created a lot of chances in the first five minutes. Of course, we didn’t score enough goals for the way we played but the way we defend the second balls was incredible. We conceded just one shot on target. After 120 mins on Sunday, we made an incredible performance.”
“The last 20 minutes of first half was flat, but not bad. In the mind of the players they start to think about how can it be 0-0 after all the chances we had? Raheem and Bernardo help us make a step forward in intensity in the final third. We created a lot of chances. We did well, really. Honestly, I think we played a really good game. They added another pace. We needed a little bit more. We didn’t finish like we created. Bernardo is a player so creative. The game was 0-0 and we needed them to take a step forward, which they did.”