Lahm: Pity we could not reward Guardiola for his three years

The away-goals exit to Atletico Madrid meant the Bundesliga leader has crashed out at the semi-final stage in each of the head coach's three campaigns at the helm.

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Philipp Lahm after the defeat to Atletico Madrid.

Philipp Lahm is frustrated Bayern Munich has been unable to provide Pep Guardiola with a Champions League trophy from his three seasons at the Allianz Arena.

The away-goals exit to Atletico Madrid - after Tuesday's 2-1 second-leg win saw the tie finish level at 2-2 on aggregate - meant the Bundesliga leader has crashed out at the semi-final stage in each of the head coach's three campaigns at the helm.

Bayern captain Lahm rued his side's elimination and failure to give former Barcelona boss Guardiola a Champions League medal to show for his time in Germany.

"It's a pity we have not rewarded ourselves and the coach for the last three years," said the 32-year-old. "Atletico punished us on the break. We tried everything. Unfortunately it wasn't enough. It's bitter to be knocked out after a game like that, but we can still finish the season celebrating." 

Forward Thomas Muller, who had a penalty saved by Jan Oblak with the tie level at 1-1, did not feel Bayern did much wrong over the course of the second leg.

"Football can be extreme at times," he said. "We did many things right and a few things wrong. Unfortunately it wasn't enough. I have rarely witnessed something like this. It's quite a setback and of course I'm disappointed because I didn't score from the penalty."

Bayern - five points clear with two games to go - now turns its attentions to wrapping up the Bundesliga title, while it also faces title rival Borussia Dortmund in the DFB-Pokal final prior to Guardiola joining Manchester City.

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