Bay­ern rel­ish tim­ing of BVB clash

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Bay­ern Mu­nich could not have wished for a bet­ter time to travel to Bun­desliga ri­vals Borus­sia Dort­mund with the cham­pi­ons fir­ing on all cylin­ders and their op­po­nents mired in poor form ahead of today’s meet­ing.

The Bavar­i­ans have won all six of their matches un­der new coach Jupp Heynckes, who re­placed Carlo Ancelotti last month, claim­ing top spot in the league and open­ing up a three­p­oint gap over Dort­mund.

Bay­ern also edged past RB Leipzig in the Ger­man Cup last week and have won their two Cham­pi­ons League matches un­der Heynckes to nail down a spot in the knock­out stage with two games to spare.

“We are go­ing into this game with a lot of self-con­fi­dence,” said Bay­ern winger Ar­jen Robben. “We are not the ones un­der pres­sure. We can only be happy to be three points ahead af­ter ly­ing five points be­hind them. “It can only get bet­ter for us.” Striker Robert Le­wandowski, who missed their 2-1 vic­tory at Celtic on Tues­day due to a mi­nor thigh in­jury, could be back to face his former club, said Heynckes.

Bay­ern Mu­nich striker, Ar­jen Robben cel­e­brates af­ter scor­ing a goal.

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