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FCB urged to dig deep in Cottbus

Bayern’s penultimate away fixture of the Bundesliga campaign takes the champions to Energie Cottbus on Saturday afternoon (Live in English from 3.15 pm on Web Radio). The side lying 15th entertain the team in second, an easy enough task for Jupp Heynckes and his men on paper. However, the Bavarians are acutely aware of the stern challenge awaiting them in the Lausitz region.

“We have absolutely no reason to underestimate our opponents,” warned Heynckes. Resurgent Energie have won four of their last six home games and clawed their way out of the relegation zone. Moreover, the Stadium of Friendship has not always been a happy hunting ground for Bayern, who have lost two of their five visits so far, including a 2-0 defeat in the corresponding fixture last term.