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'We're ready'

Vidal fit for top clash

FC Bayern can count on Arturo Vidal in the top Bundesliga match against Borussia Dortmund on Sunday. The Chilean international, who missed the 5-0 victory over Dinamo Zagreb due to knee problems, took part in Friday's team training. “He trained well today,” commented Pep Guardiola at the press conference before the showdown between the only two teams still unbeaten in this campaign.

“Everybody wants to watch the game. Dortmund v Bayern Munich is always special,” said Guardiola, “we're ready to give our best.” With a victory the Reds could not only equal their own record for the best-ever start set in the 2012/13 treble season, but also extend their lead to seven points. However, the  championship race would be far from over, explained Guardiola: “It's not a final, only three points. It's October. It will take a long time until a team wraps up the German championship title.”

While Vidal returns after a short lay-off, Sebastian Rode will be sidelined against Borussia. The midfielder misses out due to tendon problems in his thigh. Juan Bernat too has to recover from an adductor injury, but will be fit by Sunday, Guardiola reported. “It will be an absolutely top match,” commented central defender Jérôme Boateng, looking forward to the match in front of a capacity crowd at the Allianz Arena, “we can stretch our lead to seven points. That's not too bad.”