Bayern Munich boss rues loss to Schalke

Bayern lost 1-0 to Schalke in the DFB Pokal semi-final, but Van Gaal felt his side should have been awarded a penalty when Mario Gomez was brought down just before full time.

“It’s a great disappointment for my players,” the tactician told AP after the match. “That’s football, one team only defends and counterattacks and scores.

“We played with a lion’s heart in the second half but we were unlucky. And we should have been awarded a penalty.”