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Bayer v Bayern

FCB vow to up their game in Leverkusen

Arsenal were in town on Wednesday and Friday was dominated by the Champions League, but the Bundesliga returns to centre stage on Saturday evening. “It's coming thick and fast at the moment," reflected boss Jupp Heynckes on the eve of the weekend's big match when the league leaders visit third-placed Bayer Leverkusen (Live in English from 6.30 pm CET on Web Radio).

An away win would take Heynckes’ men 24 points clear of their opponents and another step nearer the big prize of the Bundesliga title, although a draw would also be enough “to defend our wonderful lead," observed Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “But we have to do better than on Wednesday. We'll have to up our game if we’re to survive there." Leverkusen will certainly be “extremely motivated," continued Rummenigge. Bayer could become the only Bundesliga team to do the double of home and away league victories over FCB this season, as the reverse fixture ended 2-1 to the Rhineland outfit.