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The win's the thing

Determined FCB ‘taking each game as it comes’

Out on the field, the Bayern stars gleefully celebrated a first victory in Nuremberg since 2005, but up in the stands, the president, chairman and finance director were a great deal more restrained. Saturday’s 1-0 success means FCB move to within three points of Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund with six games to play, but there was no trace of euphoria in the Munich camp afterwards.

“We have to keep our feet on the ground," warned Thomas Müller after the 184th all-Bavaria derby, “we've fought our way back into it, and we can be pleased about that." Bayern's form trend is good on the back of seven consecutive wins, “but trends don't make you champions," the striker declared. “It's easy to work out what we have to do in the run-in, but as we know ourselves, doing it isn't easy at all." Rather than issue pronouncements, the idea now is to “make sure we put in big performances," Müller concluded.