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Champions League: Guardiola hails King Totti but warns over complacency

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Bayern Munich soccer coach Pep Guardiola conducts a team training session in Munich, prior to their Champions League soccer match against AS Roma in Rome. Photo - Reuters
Five-time champions Bayern travel to the Italian capital for the first of two consecutive clashes with Rudi Garcia’s on-form Serie A side looking for a third consecutive win in Group E.

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