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Football: Title race is over, admits Bayern's Mueller

Germany star Thomas Mueller has admitted the Bundesliga title race is over and it is just a matter of time before Bayern Munich are again crowned champions. "From a realistic point of view, the Bundesliga title has already been decided," the 24-year-old told Munich newspaper TZ with Bayern holding a 19-point lead at the top of the table. "I don't think anyone is reckoning that we will lose six of our last remaining 12 matches when we haven't lost any of our 22 games up until now."

Football: Bayern set to be confirmed champions in March

Bayern Munich are on course to break yet another Bundesliga record by being crowned German champions in March after opening a 19-point lead at the top of the table. The European champions' 4-0 win at Hanover 96 on Sunday extended their record unbeaten league run to 47 matches and was their 14th consecutive Bundesliga victory, just one short of their own league record set in 2005. If Bayern maintain their massive points lead, they will have their 24th German league title confirmed at the latest by March 29 when they host Hoffenheim at Munich's Allianz Arena.

Football: Bayern set to be confirmed champions in March

Bayern Munich are on course to break yet another Bundesliga record by being crowned German champions in March after opening a 19-point lead at the top of the table. The European champions' 4-0 win at Hanover 96 on Sunday extended their record unbeaten league run to 47 matches and was their 14th consecutive Bundesliga victory, just one short of their own league record set in 2005. If Bayern maintain their massive points lead, they will have their 24th German league title confirmed at the latest by March 29 when they host Hoffenheim at Munich's Allianz Arena.

Football: Fast-food Hanover out to gripe gourmet Bayern

After Bayern Munich's Pep Guardiola compared the "pizzas and hamburgers" of the Bundesliga to the "gourmet" Champions League, Hanover 96 plan to serve the league leaders an unappetising display. "We're preparing the pizzas and the burgers, we'll decide the ingredients," quipped coach Tayfun Korkut as his Hanover side prepare to welcome Guardiola's Bayern for Sunday evening's league clash. "We want to make the pizza very spicy and put a bit of extra mayonnaise on the burger so that Bayern will find it hard to digest."

Football: Bundesliga harder than Champions League - Bayern boss

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola believes winning the German Bundesliga will prove a harder task than lifting the Champions League -- something he has achieved twice with Barcelona, he said on Friday. "The most prestigious title is the Champions League but the most important and most difficult is the German championship," Guardiola told reporters. Bayern, unbeaten in domestic league action, are a stunning 16 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga and have a foot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League after beating Arsenal 2-0 away on Wednesday.

Football: Bayern avoid Dortmund in cup semis

European champions Bayern Munich avoided rivals Borussia Dortmund in Wednesday's draw for the German Cup semi-finals meaning May's final could be a repeat of last season's Champions League final. Bayern, who routed Hamburg 5-0 in Wednesday's quarter-final, will play second-division Kaiserslautern at Munich's Allianz Arena on April 15. Dortmund host VfL Wolfsburg on April 16 for a place in the final at Berlin's Olympic Stadium on May 17.

Football: New deal will boost Bayern's success, say rivals

With Bayern Munich to receive 110 million euros (US$150m) from new sponsors Allianz, the European champions' Bundesliga rivals are predicting the gap in the league table will only increase. Bayern reaped the financial rewards of becoming the first German team to win the treble of Champions League, Cup and Bundesliga titles last season with record turnover of 432.8 million euros.

Football: Resurgent Nuremberg out to topple giants Bayern

Strugglers Nuremberg have hauled themselves out of the Bundesliga's relegation places, but their new-found form faces the acid test on Saturday against runaway league leaders Bayern Munich. The Franconians became the last team in a major European league to pick up their first win of the season only a fortnight ago with a 4-0 win at home to Hoffenheim.

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.
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