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Super, Mario!

Prolific Gomez keen for more against Eintracht

The hill on which Bayern’s team hotel was situated in Rome was called Monte Mario long before Mario Gomez struck a brace in the Eternal City on Tuesday night. And FC Bayern are unlikely to undergo a name change, despite the fact they are more or less FC Mario at the present time. Gomez is scoring at will right now, and has every intention of keeping it up at the Allianz Arena on Saturday against one of his favourite opponents, Eintracht Frankfurt.

Super Mario has netted 14 times in Bayern’s last ten matches, and has scored five in his last seven Bundesliga appearances against Eintracht. The plan is for both of these outstanding runs to continue at the weekend. “I’ll give it my best shot,” the striker informed

Prolific record

He and his team-mates began focusing on Eintracht this Thursday. Louis van Gaal ordered his players to perform a long session of shooting practice, where observers saw abundant evidence of Gomez’ goal-getting prowess. “It's going well for me at the moment. Things are going my way, my shots are going in,” he said afterwards, “I’m enjoying it, but I work very hard for it every day. And I’ll keep doing just that in the coming weeks and months, because I want to maintain my good form.”