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Bayern ‘in good shape’ for BVB showdown

Jupp Heynckes was the man of the moment on Saturday. He received a bouquet and a valuable watch before kick-off, and was praised to the skies after the match. “Jupp Heynckes is doing everything right at the moment," said Karl-Heinz Rummenigge following Bayern's 6-1 romp against Werder Bremen in Heynckes’ 1,000th Bundesliga match as a player and coach. The Munich supremo is leading his team in seemingly unstoppable fashion towards the championship title, and the players are also primed for Wednesday's DFB Cup quarter-final showdown with Borussia Dortmund. “We're well-prepared, as we've all seen today," declared Rummenigge.

Bayern have won all seven of their matches since the mid-season break, scoring 22 goals and conceding only two. The Reds are out on their own at the top of the Bundesliga with 60 points from 23 games, and a monumental goal difference of 63 for and only eight against. Bremen were only the latest side to crumble in the face of the in-form league leaders – and this despite Heynckes introducing six new players on the day. “But there was basically no difference compared to the win against Arsenal," Rummenigge observed.