Created on 17-02-2012 at 00:00 AM
It looks like a formality on paper: the bottom club against the side in second, with the league’s worst defence against the best attack. Elsewhere in Europe, the only debate would be over the size of the thrashing handed out by the favourites, but in the Bundesliga, the underdogs can never be entirely written off. Thus it is that Bayern are wary ahead of Saturday's trip to SC Freiburg (Live in English from 6.30 pm CET on FCB.tv Web Radio).
“We can't simply show up in Freiburg and expect to win. We'll need to turn in a top performance," head coach Jupp Heynckes warned on Friday ahead of the clash in front of a capacity crowd at MAGE SOLAR Stadium. Speaking a day earlier, Jerome Boateng called for the same attitude and motivation as would undoubtedly be required in a meeting with the likes of Borussia Dortmund.