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Football

Bayern eager to seal league title
AFP
Berlin, April 06, 2013
First Published: 00:36 IST(6/4/2013)
Last Updated: 00:38 IST(6/4/2013)

"Greedy" Bayern Munich are hungry to wrap up the Bundesliga title this weekend as victory at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday would see them confirmed German Champions for the 23rd time.

If they beat Frankfurt, Bayern will break their own record for the earliest confirmed title win with six games left and are just nine short of Dortmund's record of 81, set last May, for the most points in a campaign.

With a 20-point lead at the top of the table from rivals Dortmund, a win at Frankfurt would make it impossible for Borussia to deny Munich the title having dominated the league from the start by winning of their first eight games.

Having routed Hamburg 9-2 at Munich's Allianz Arena last Saturday, Bayern were only denied the league title by Dortmund's win in Stuttgart, but this weekend Munich have their destiny in their own hands.

"This time we are not dependent on anyone to be German champions," said director of sport Matthias Sammer, with Bayern chasing their first title since May 2010.


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