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Pep Guardiola: "We’re already German champions and that’s the most important thing.”

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Following Bayern Munich's loss to Augsburg, Pep Guardiola focused on the important things.

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Bayern Munich lost to Augsburg on Saturday to stretch their losing streak in all competitions to four matches. With Tuesday's Champions League encounter against FC Barcelona looming on the horizon and the Bundesliga championship in the bag, it's understandable that Saturday's match against Augsburg was overlooked by everyone.

If anything, the early red card to Pepe Reina completely changed the match, forcing FC Bayern to exert far more energy than they originally planned walking into the match day. Pep Guardiola agreed.

"Playing 80 minutes with ten men three days after the game in Barcelona wasn't easy, but we still controlled the match. We created clear-cut chances and played well. It was tough in the second half but we had three or four good chances in the last 15 minutes. We'll regenerate and prepare for the semi-final now. We're already German champions and that's the most important thing."

The big question following Bayern in recent weeks has been their inability to score goals. Philipp Lahm addressed the problem with a simplistic approach. However, perhaps the KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid.) method is what FC Bayern need right now.

"We're not putting away our chances at the moment. The time will soon come when we start scoring again."

Manuel Neuer probably started the day thinking that he wasn't going to play at all against Augsburg. However, Reina's red card changed everything, and Neuer was brought into action.

"We wanted a good result but the red card suited Augsburg perfectly. It's obviously never going to be easy with ten men against Augsburg, who aren't a bad team at all."

Injured face or not, Robert Lewandowski understands that the pressure is building on him to find the back of the net again sooner rather than later.

"It was a bit complicated after the red card. We didn't play badly and made two or three good chances, but unfortunately we've not scored."