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In Cluj to win

For the next round, a record and Der Bomber

The soon-to-be birthday boy was not on board Lufthansa flight LH 2570 for Tuesday lunchtime’s 75-minute flight to Cluj, but Gerd Müller’s thoughts were certainly with the FCB party. On Wednesday (Live in English from 8.30 pm CET on Web Radio), when Bayern take on CFR Cluj, Der Bomber will be 65 years old, the reason he has made an exception and not travelled with the group to Transylvania.

“He should celebrate in peace,” said Thomas Müller, contemplating his namesake’s special day. Philipp Lahm made an appropriate promise: “We’ll do everything we can to make sure he has a really happy birthday.”