Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has admitted his side must improve in defence if they are to overcome ​Liverpool in the ​Champions League round of 16. 

The German shot-stopper started in goal as the Bundesliga holders butted heads with Augsburg on Friday night. The away side found themselves trailing just after 13 seconds of play when Leon Goretzka bundled the ball into his own net. 

Kingsley Coman stepped up to the plate and equalised for the visitors in the 17th minute. Augsburg restored their advantage through Ji Dong-won in the 23rd minute, only to see it get nullified by Coman’s second goal on the stroke of half-time.

Finally, David Alaba put Bayern ahead for the first time on the night — 8 minutes into the second half — to seal a nerve-wracking 3-2 win.

Neuer, although happy with the win, wasn’t impressed with his side’s performance and sent a message out to his team to cut out the ‘madness.’

“The game was all great, but conceding the goals was, of course, madness,” the goalkeeper told reporters, as quoted by Goal.

“You cannot do that. We wanted to keep a clean sheet again, the good thing was that we still had time after the 1-0.”

“Liverpool will have more chances to score. We were caught cold twice on the wings, we need to stand better, occupy the box better and organise ourselves very well, especially with passes over the side so we can prevent that,” the World Cup winner concluded. 


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