Pep Guardiola says Bayern Munich must improve, despite 7-1 victory

German side were 5-0 up after 30 minutes (©GettyImages)

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has stated that his side must improve, despite watching them thrash Serie A side AS Roma 7-1 in Italy on Tuesday night during their Champions League group stage game.

The German side ran riot in Italy, scoring five goals in the first-half, before adding two more in the second to see off Rudi Garcia's men, and despite one of the best Champions League performances in history, Guardiola still wasn't left 100% satisfied.

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Roma and Munich went into the game knowing that Manchester City dropped points earlier on in the day, drawing in Russia, so both teams were keen to pick up points in order to pull away from Manuel Pellegrini's men. Yet after just 30-minutes, the game was already dead and buried.

Match summary

A rampant Munich hit five past a helpless Roma side, who started the game brightly and missed a glorious chance at 1-0 when Gervinho's shot was superbly saved by Manuel Neuer.

First half goals from Mario Gotze, Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller and a brace from Arjen Robben, put the game to bed in Rome, before Franck Ribery and Xherdan Shaqiri settled the tie in the second-half.

Gervinho's goal, which made it 5-1, was the only real highlight for the hosts, who were twice denied by phenomenal Manuel Neuer saves, with one already being dubbed 'Save of the Season'.

Unimpressed!

Despite the heavy scoreline and the impressive display, one man from Munich was left wanting more, and that was their boss.

Guardiola said after the game: "We have a few things to improve and one of them is that we gave Roma too many chances at the start of the second half."

Freak Night

The Spaniard then went on to reassure Roma that the result was a freak night and the two sides are actually very close in stature.

"This game is an exception, an incident," Guardiola acknowledged.

"It's not the difference between the two teams, we will see that in two weeks.

"We got a quick goal and that relaxed us, then we got another. Roma are a team who always play well, but we were very aggressive, made the right decisions and found space."

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