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Rotation against Freiburg

FCB vow to ‘fire up the engine again’

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Barcelona is the hot topic at Bayern these days, following the spectacular 4-0 midweek victory over a team universally regarded as Europe's best of recent years. The Champions League semi-final job still has to be completed at Camp Nou next Wednesday, but before then, FCB continue their pursuit of Bundesliga records at home to SC Freiburg on Saturday (Live in English from 3.30 pm CET on Web Radio).

Jupp Heynckes is as keen as the players to register a 14th win in 14 league matches since the mid-season break. “We always have to fire up the engine from scratch over and over again," the coach said on Friday. As usual, he declined to reveal details of his selection thinking, except to confirm that Mario Mandzukic will start. The Croat marksman was suspended in midweek and has recovered from a knock taken against Wolfsburg in the cup semi-final, “so the game fits our purpose well," Heynckes said.