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FCB enter high-octane finale 'on a roll'

Wolfsburg and Bayern have 63 points and Hertha Berlin 62, as the closest-ever Bundesliga title race hurtles to a heart-stopping finish. Bayern won their third-to-last game 3-0 against Leverkusen on Tuesday, but Wolfsburg beat Dortmund by the same score to stay top with a goal difference two better than FCB. Hertha remain firmly in it after a 2-1 win in Cologne.

“Nothing’s changed,” Uli Hoeneß observed. Jupp Heynckes issued words of warning. “No-one can afford slip-ups. Anyone who loses now could end up in the Europa League next season.” All this means the word ‘champions’ remains taboo at Bayern. “The Champions League is the priority,” Hoeneß re-iterated. Heynckes is refusing to factor in a potential championship party. “My Lederhosen are still in the cupboard in Gladbach. Working out permutations and possibilities is totally the wrong response,” he said after overseeing a third win in three games since his arrival as caretaker boss. “As before, we’re simply focused on the next game.”

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