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Cautious FCB expecting ‘hard job of work’

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“We've come off the blocks well," coach Jupp Heynckes told in midweek, eyeing a perfect record of two wins in two league fixtures, with nine goals scored and only one conceded. In fact, it is the first time in five years that the Reds have opened with consecutive victories, “which shows the team is hungry and has rediscovered its appetite," continued the boss. The next opponents FCB are hoping to devour are Mainz, who visit the Allianz Arena on Saturday afternoon (Live in English from 3.30 pm CET on Web Radio) on Bundesliga Matchday 3.

The home side are looking to cement their position at the top of the nascent standings, but the visitors have yet to win this term. Nevertheless, FCB face “very difficult opponents," as Heynckes said. Bayern found Mainz a real handful last season, with the home game ending goalless, and the minnows winning the return 3-2. “We have to prepare very thoroughly, because it'll be a hard job of work," the boss warned.