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Football: Bayern Munich race to get fit as Borussia Dortmund prepare title tilt

by Reuters
Bayern Munich's players celebrate their victory over Preussen Muenster after their German soccer cup (DFB Pokal) first round soccer match in Muenster. Photo - Reuters
For the Bavarians, however, it does not look like it is going to be as easy as last season when they clinched the Bundesliga crown by March and in record time.

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