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Two days to go

Schweinsteiger: My toughest cup final

Bookmaker Bwin has Bayern at 16/11 to win the cup final, and Dortmund at 17/10, making the men from Munich slight favourites. That is certainly the sentiment among the Munich media. Two days ahead of Saturday's DFB Cup showdown, reporters insisted on asking how FCB planned to celebrate after the match. “I've not given it any thought whatsoever. What we have to do first of all is concentrate on winning the game," admonished Bastian Schweinsteiger, rubbishing the idea that either team was strong favourites beforehand. “The main thing is that we win!" the midfielder declared.

However, that will be far from easy, Bastian continued. “It'll be the toughest cup final I've played in for Bayern," he predicted, “at the moment, Dortmund are in optimal shape. They're doing a large number of things right, but I'm absolutely convinced we have the quality to beat them."