Apr 5, 2014 at 2.30pm UK at ​WWK Arena
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Pep Guardiola defends Bayern Munich team selection

Bayern Munich's Spanish head coach Pep Guardiola gestures during the German first division Bundesliga football match Borussia Monchengladbach vs FC Bayern Munich in the German city of Moenchengladbach on January 24, 2014
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Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola defends his decision to field a weakened side, despite the 1-0 defeat to Augsburg on Saturday.

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has defended his decision to field a weakened side after his team lost for the first time in 54 games in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

The Bundesliga champions suffered a 1-0 defeat to Augsburg, with Guardiola resting the likes of Franck Ribery, Philipp Lahm and Arjen Robben ahead of the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie against Manchester United on Wednesday.

Guardiola has admitted that the Champions League is now his side's priority after wrapping up the league title and had no regrets about resting his key players despite the loss.

"If this had been important, then Philipp [Lahm], Franck [Ribery] and Arjen [Robben] would all have been here," Guardiola told reporters. "The Bundesliga is over - that's in Bayern's museum already and is staying there.

"We tried to win and fought hard, but you can't always win in football and we've got to accept that. Now we've got to prepare for our final against Manchester United as soon as possible."

Bayern are still 20 points clear of second-placed Borussia Dortmund in the league table.

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