Matthias Sammer surprised by Roma’s result

Mathias Sammer, the sporting director of Bayern Munich, admitted that Roma’s result over CSKA Moscow surprised him:

“I said before the match that City was a great opponent. I would have taken the 0-0, but I’m happy with the win. It’s given stability to the team, it was essential. Also, ours is a group that’s extremely difficult. Everything will be decided at the end. I think that, in the Champions League, so far, there has been no group stronger than ours. Manchester City and Roma are two excellent teams. The 5-1 of Roma over CSKA Moscow surprised me a bit. Maybe one is better than we expect and one is worse, I’ve probably misjudged.”

The Editor of, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including,, and ESPN.