Lucien Favre was not entirely satisfied with the first-half performance, but he praised the reaction from the players after Schalke had levelled the score at 1-1. "The team stayed in the game. I liked that," said the Swiss tactician at his post-match press conference.
Lucien Favre: "It was a very difficult match for us, particularly in the first period. Schalke were very well organised and did their pressing and counter-pressing well. We didn't have enough possession, didn't create enough chances and only opened the scoring following a free-kick. I can't comment on the penalty that made it 1-1 yet because I still haven't seen the incident. If it was the right decision, then we completely accept that. But the team stayed in the game. I liked that. We continued to play football and played even better, we had more possession and more goalscoring chances. It was important that we kept our cool. We ultimately deserved to win the game. We had more possession, more opportunities to score, but it's always difficult to play against such teams." (br)