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Football: Scent of surrender as Frankfurt head to Bayern

There is the unmistakable scent of surrender about relegation-threatened Eintracht Frankfurt's trip to runaway Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich on Sunday. European champions Bayern went into the weekend's matches with a 13-point lead at the top and it seems only a matter of time before they are confirmed German champions for the 24th time. Bayern can extend their record unbeaten league run to 44 matches at Munich's Allianz Arena while, at the other end of the table, 14th-placed Frankfurt came into the weekend just two points above the relegation play-off place.

Football: Scent of surrender as Frankfurt head to Bayern

There is the unmistakable scent of surrender about relegation-threatened Eintracht Frankfurt's trip to runaway Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich on Sunday. European champions Bayern went into the weekend's matches with a 13-point lead at the top and it seems only a matter of time before they are confirmed German champions for the 24th time. Bayern can extend their record unbeaten league run to 44 matches at Munich's Allianz Arena while, at the other end of the table, 14th-placed Frankfurt came into the weekend just two points above the relegation play-off place.

Football: Who can stop break Bayern Munich's record run?

They may have a 13-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga and be on a 43-match unbeaten run but Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has warned his team to stay focussed. The Bavarian giants host Eintracht Frankfurt at Munich's Allianz Arena on Sunday with wingers Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben both back in contention after leg injuries. But despite their status as overwhelming favourites to retain the title this season, Guardiola says they cannot afford to take their eye off the ball, particularly following Wednesday's last-minute 2-1 victory at VfB Stuttgart.

Football: Who can break Bayern Munich's record run?

They may have a 13-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga and be on a 43-match unbeaten run but Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has warned his team to stay focused. The Bavarian giants host Eintracht Frankfurt at Munich's Allianz Arena on Sunday with wingers Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben both back in contention after leg injuries. But despite their status as overwhelming favourites to retain the title this season, Guardiola says they cannot afford to take their eye off the ball, particularly following Wednesday's last-minute 2-1 victory at VfB Stuttgart.

Football: German Bundesliga leading scorers

Leading scorers in the German Bundesliga after Wednesday's match: 11: Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund), Ramos (Hertha Berlin) 10: Ibisevic (Stuttgart), Mandzukic (Bayern Munich) 9: Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund), Kiessling (Bayer Leverkusen), Lasogga (Hamburg), Okazaki (Mainz), Rafael (Borussia Moenchengladbach) 8: Drmic (Nuremberg), Firmino (Hoffenheim), Kruse (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Mueller (Mainz), Mueller (Bayern Munich), Olic (Wolfsburg), Reus (Borussia Dortmund)

Football: Leverkusen slump again to leave Bayern 10 clear

Champions Bayern Munich remain ten points clear in the Bundesliga after second-placed Bayer Leverkusen suffered a shock 3-2 defeat at strugglers Freiburg on Saturday -- their third-straight league loss. Bayern extended their record unbeaten run in the Bundesliga to 42 matches with a 2-0 win at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Friday. But Sami Hyypia-coached Leverkusen were stunned at Freiburg as the hosts twice came from behind before midfielder Felix Klaus hit the dramatic 90th-minute winner.

Football: Hanover sack coach Slomka

Struggling Bundesliga club Hanover sacked coach Mirko Slomka on Friday in an effort to stave off the threat of relegation. "This was not an easy decision, but we believe that we had to change something," said Dirk Dufner, the club's sporting director. Slomka took charge of the club in January 2010 and had a contract until June 2016. His successor is expected to be named in the "next few days". Hanover are currently 13th in the Bundesliga, four points off the relegation places. bt/bvo/dj/nr

Football: Rivals out to attack absent Bayern's lead

With runaway leaders Bayern Munich involved in Saturday's Club World Cup final, their Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen will be aiming to trim the Bavarians' lead. Munich hold a seven-point lead at the top of the table and are threatening to again run off with the title, unless their rivals can steal a march with Bayern in Morocco. Second-placed Bayer Leverkusen face Werder Bremen away on Saturday with the hosts winless in their last five games.

Football: German Bundesliga leading scorers

Leading scorers in the German Bundesliga after the weekend's matches: 11: Lewandowski (Dortmund) 10: Mandzukic (Bayern Munich), Ramos (Hertha Berlin) 9: Aubameyang (Dortmund), Ibisevic (Stuttgart), Kiessling (Bayer Leverkusen), Lasogga (Hamburg) 8: Firmino (Hoffenheim), Kruse (Moenchengladbach), Rafael (Moenchengladbach) 7: Mueller (Mainz), Mueller (Bayern Munich), Olic (Wolfsburg), Reus (Dortmund), Sam (Bayer Leverkusen), Son (Bayer Leverkusen), Volland (Hoffenheim)

Football: Holders Bayern draw Hamburg in cup quarters

Defending champions Bayern Munich will travel away to face Bundesliga rivals Hamburg in the German Cup quarter-finals after Sunday's draw. Pep Guardiola's Bayern will play ex-Holland manager Bert van Marwijk's Hamburg in the Hanseatic city on either February 11 or 12. Kaiserslautern, the only second division side still in, are away to Bayer Leverkusen while Eintracht Frankfurt are home to Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim host VfL Wolfsburg in all-Bundesliga clashes.
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