Bayern have company in title race

December 18, 2003
By Patrick Vignal
BERLIN, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The times when Bayern Munich felt lonely at the top are over and the multiple German champions can expect fierce competition when the Bundesliga campaign resumes on January 31.

Bayern, who had struggled by their own high standards for the best part of the first half of the season, stepped up a gear in the final straight before the winter break to remind any doubters they should never be written off.

The Munich side, the benchmark in German soccer ...

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