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Sunday, March 24, 2013
Rummenigge: Bayern must focus

ESPN staff

Bayern Munich will postpone any Bundesliga title celebrations until the end of the season to avoid losing focus on the Champions League.

The Bavarians could mathematically secure the league title next Saturday, if they beat Hamburg and Borussia Dortmund fail to beat Stuttgart.

But with a Champions League quarter-final first leg against Juventus a few days later chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is determined to maintain a professional outlook and the club will decline to be awarded the trophy.

"If we win the league, we will pick up the trophy on the penultimate day of the season at home to Augsburg," Rummenigge told Bild.

"We will not even eat together. We will certainly not be doing anything because we don't want to endanger the big chance we have in the Champions League because we are already celebrating."




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