Bayern lift title, Euro win expected

BERLIN. Bayern Munich will collect their first silverware for three years on Saturday when they are presented with the Bundesliga shield and chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge insists it won’t be the last trophy they lift this season.
Bayern will be handed the league trophy at Munich’s Allianz Arena having won the Bundesliga title at the start of April. Net photo.
Bayern will be handed the league trophy at Munich’s Allianz Arena having won the Bundesliga title at the start of April. Net photo.

Saturday
Bayern     vs     FC Augsburg    15:30
Wolfsburg     vs     Dortmund
Mainz     vs     Gladbach
Bremen     vs     Frankfurt
Hoffenheim     vs     Hamburg SV
Leverkusen     vs     Hannover 96
F Düsseldorf     vs     Nurnberg
SpVgg Fu     vs     SC Freiburg
Schalke 04     vs     Stuttgart

BERLIN. Bayern Munich will collect their first silverware for three years on Saturday when they are presented with the Bundesliga shield and chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge insists it won’t be the last trophy they lift this season.

Rummenigge has his sights firmly set on the Champions League glory.

After hosting Augsburg at Munich’s Allianz Arena, Bayern will be handed the league trophy having won the Bundesliga title at the start of April, a record six games before the season’s end with a massive 20-point lead.

It was Bayern’s first trophy success since May 2010 as rivals Borussia Dortmund dominated the league for the next two seasons.

The Bavarian giants are sure to name a weakened side against an Augsburg team in the mire of the relegation battle as Bayern focus their attentions on the Champions League final against Dortmund at Wembley on May 25.

This will be Bayern’s third Champions League final in four seasons with Rummenigge insisting they have learnt the lessons from defeats to Chelsea last year and Inter Milan in 2010.

“We have learnt our lesson from Madrid in 2010, then in Munich last year. Our team will win the Champions League in 14 days,” Rummenigge wrote in the Bayern magazine.

Before the Wembley showpiece, Bayern plan to celebrate their 23rd German title in style, with the customary beer showers expected when players empty huge glasses over each other on the pitch on Saturday.

Coach Jupp Heynckes, who celebrated his 68th-birthday on Thursday, steps down at the end of the season, to be replaced by Pep Guardiola.

 

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