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FCB take a breather

Reds looking forward to 'absolutely top final'

First the Weißbier rained down on the Bayern stars, then they danced until the small hours, and on Sunday they celebrated with the fans on Marienplatz. On Monday the Bavarians took a breather after the celebrations. “We'll be looked after at home,” revealed Thomas Müller, who lead the dancing on the weekend. The focus now will slowly turn to Berlin.

“Bayern against Dortmund: it's the absolutely top final. I think the whole of Germany is looking forward to it,” Philipp Lahm said one week before the DFB Cup final against the Bundesliga runners-up. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge spoke of “a highlight for the German footballing family.” Pep Guardiola explained: “The two best teams of the season are facing off in Berlin. I think it's going to be a great final. We'll give it everything.”

And that will be a necessity: “Dortmund are a top-notch team,” stressed Lahm, reminding reporters that Borussia “chased us until the end. Our performance has to be better than on the last two matchdays, that's clear,” the Bayern skipper warned. “We want to seal the double, but Dortmund won't surrender the cup without putting up a fight.” The Bavarians return to the training ground on Tuesday afternoon.