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‘Tougher than Juventus’

Bayern look to extend run in Bochum

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Less than two hours after the midweek gala against Juventus, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge drew the jubilant players’ attention back to more mundane matters. “We have two vital Bundesliga fixtures before Christmas. I think we need a few more points just to make sure the teams ahead of us realise we’re seriously coming at them,” the FCB chairman declared in his post-match speech.

VfL Bochum and bottom club Hertha BSC Berlin are Bayern’s remaining opponents before the mid-season break. After Tuesday’s “magical night” in Turin, Bayern have no intention of crashing to earth with a bump when they travel to face relegation-threatened Bochum on Saturday (Live in English from 3.15 pm CET on Web Radio). “It’ll be tougher than it was against Juve,” Louis van Gaal warned his players.