London, Apr 8(ANI): Former Bayern Munich legend Franz Beckenbauer has described Wednesday evening's defeat of the club against Manchester United as "one of the most beautiful defeats in Bayern Munich's history".
Bayern Munich qualified for the semi-finals of the Champions League despite going down 3-2 to United at the Old Trafford.
"We were asleep at the start and Man U were superior in every aspect. At 3-0, I would not have bet even a cent on Bayern. But they turned it around magnificently," The Mirror quoted Beckenbauer, as saying.
"Two moments were decisive: the goal for 3-1 from Olic just before the break and then Rafael's red card. Bayern then played with composure, let the ball roll and Robben then scored a dream goal. It was one of the most beautiful defeats in Bayern Munich's history," he added.
United surrendered a 3-0 lead to as the German club came back with two goals to finish 3-2 and eliminate United on away goals after a 4-4 aggregate draw. (ANI)