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The away curse

Despondent Bayern rue missed chances

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It comes down to millimetres, Oliver Kahn often said. A few millimetres to the left or right, higher or lower perhaps, and David Alaba or Toni Kroos, Arjen Robben (twice), Thomas Müller and Mario Gomez might have scored in the first hour of Saturday's match. If so, the entire complexion of the game would have changed, and Matchday 24 in the Bundesliga could have ended very differently. That's what might have been…

As it was, the outcome was “a huge disappointment," said Jupp Heynckes, “frustrating" according to Robben, and “very, very bitter. This defeat hurts a lot," to quote captain Philipp Lahm. “It's not going well, especially away from home, where we're continually dropping points," Lahm continued in the aftermath of a 2-0 reverse in Leverkusen. Bayern have not won any of their four Bundesliga fixtures on the road since the mid-season break.