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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: Hamburg hold Stuttgart in six-goal thriller

Hamburg remain unbeaten in three league games under coach Bert van Marwijk after picking up a point in their thrilling 3-3 draw with 10-man VfB Stuttgart on Sunday. Ex-Holland coach Van Marwijk took charge in September after predecessor Thorsten Fink was fired following a disastrous start to the season, including a 6-2 drubbing at Borussia Dortmund. Hamburg captain Rafael van der Vaart earned his side a point when he equalised for the third time for the hosts on 67 minutes.

Soccer-Bundesliga top scorers

Jan 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Top scorers of the Bundesliga on Friday 13 Stefan Kiessling (Bayer Leverkusen) 12 Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund) Alexander Meier (Eintracht Frankfurt) 11 Mario Mandzukic (Bayern Munich) 10 Vedad Ibisevic (VfB Stuttgart) 9 Thomas Mueller (Bayern Munich) Adam Szalai (Mainz) 8 Jakub Blaszczykowski (Borussia Dortmund) 7 Mario Goetze (Borussia Dortmund) Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) Artjoms Rudnevs (Hamburg SV) Mame Biram Dio
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