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Focus on Schalke

Robben hoping for ‘really good run’

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Just three days after the Champions League opener against Valencia, Bayern travel to Gelsenkirchen on Saturday for one of the Bundesliga's classic fixtures, the clash with Schalke 04. FCB visit the Ruhr Valley aiming to cement their grip on top spot in the table, but it will be no easy task, as Karl-Heinz Rummenigge warned: “Schalke will be very tough. They have a very good team."

Despite that, the men from Munich aim to continue their perfect record in all competitions this term. On Thursday morning, Jupp Heynckes began the process of preparing his men for the clash with the Royal Blues. The 67-year-old led the players through an extensive match analysis, before the players who did not start against Valencia completed a hard-working session on the training ground. The only men missing were those in sports rehab and Daniel van Buyten (flu).