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Last sixteen berth beckons for FCB in Florence

Even without injured star striker Luca Toni, Bayern are determined to continue their winning streak of recent weeks and seal a berth in the Champions League knockout round when they play Fiorentina in Italy on Wednesday (Live in English from 8.30 pm CET on FCB Web Radio). "We're going to Florence determined to avoid defeat. A point would take us a long way towards the next round," Karl-Heinz Rummenigge declared on Tuesday morning before the Bayern party's departure for Tuscany.

The chairman thus threw his weight behind the target of at least a point from the Bavarians' maiden trip to Florence. The players, however, are in no mood to settle for that and will do their utmost to turn a run of five wins on the trot into a round half-dozen. "We're winning our matches at the moment, we're in good shape, so I'm confident we can take all three points tomorrow," stated Bastian Schweinsteiger. "A point would do, but we'll go for the win," insisted Franck Ribéry ahead of his first away outing in Europe’s elite competition.