Kovac enjoyed Bayern Munich’s 3-3 thriller with Ajax

Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac described their sensational 3-3 draw with Ajax on Wednesday night as an advertisement for football

The Bavarians played out a spectacular game of football in Amsterdam with both Bayern and Ajax being reduced to 10 men in what was a hotly disputed encounter.

The ever-prolific Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring in the 13th-minute to hand Bayern a half-time lead.

Ajax’s Dusan Tadic equalised after the break with team-mate Maximilian Wober being sent off later on.

However, Bayern’s extra-man advantage was soon wiped out when Thomas Miller was shown a red card for kicking Nicolas Tagliafico’s head.

Tadic then gave Ajax the lead with an 82nd-minute penalty before Lewandowski equalised with his own spot-kick with Kingsley Coman handing Bayern a 90th-minute lead.

But Nicolas Tagliafico’s 95th-minute equaliser for Ajax ensured both teams would end their Group E campaign with a point.

“We saw a sensationally good match today, the spectators were treated to a great game,” Kovac told the club website.

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“We were 2-1 down but bounced back. It was advertising for football. We had the better chances and should have closed it out.

“But we’ve hit our target and sealed the group win. A compliment to the team. We did a good job at transitions and let our opponents run up so they couldn’t stage counters.

“We drew twice against Ajax, a strong team. We’ve won everything else, we’ve taken 14 out of 18 points. I’m satisfied. We’re waiting with bated breath for the next round.”

Bayern finish as Group E winners on 14 points with Ajax coming second and just two points adrift.


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