Freiburg vs. Bayern München  0 - 2

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Mueller thrilled with ´enormously important´ win

29 November 2012 15:37

Bayern Munich attacker Thomas Mueller was delighted by his side's 2-0 Bundesliga win away against Freiburg on Wednesday.

The Germany international opened the scoring after only 12 minutes, with Anatoliy Tymoshchuk putting the match to bed in the second half after Freiburg had been reduced to 10 men.

Bayern are 10 points clear atop the Bundesliga ahead of their clash against champions Borussia Dortmund and Mueller hailed the importance of the win.

"Winning here today was enormously important," Mueller told the club's website.

"We've always made hard work of it here in recent years, and we've all seen exactly why Freiburg are so tricky. We set our sights high beforehand and we started very well.

"But strangely enough, just like the last couple of times it's happened, when our opponents go a man down, we have more problems than when it's 11 against 11.

"But we're delighted about the three points."

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Lahm thrilled with ´winter champions´ tag

29 November 2012 02:32

Bayern Munich star Philipp Lahm says becoming 'winter champions' will give the squad an important confidence boost for the rest of the season.

The Bavarians defeated Freiburg 2-0 on Wednesday and are now 11 points clear of defending Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund and 10 ahead of second-placed Bayer Leverkusen.

The result ensured that Bayern will spend the winter break as Herbstmeister as they prepare for their assault on three fronts.

"Spending the winter break on top is actually very, very important," the 29-year-old told the club's official website.

"We still have a couple of games and targets before the mid-season break: we want to extend our advantage in the Bundesliga, finish top of our Champions League group, and make the next round of the cup."

Lahm was part of the defence that kept their 10th clean sheet from 14 Bundesliga matches, and coach Jupp Heynckes was quick to heap praise on the Bavarian club's backline.

"As it was, Manuel Neuer had to make a magnificent save with the score still 1-0. For all that, we did well for long spells, and apart from a couple of chances at the end, we didn't concede much defensively," he said.

Bundesliga table

# Team MP D P
1 34 +80 91
2 34 +39 66
3 34 +26 65
4 34 +8 55
5 34 +5 51
6 34 +3 51
7 34 -11 48
8 34 -4 47
9 34 -2 45
10 34 -8 44
11 34 -5 43
12 34 -18 43
13 34 -2 42
14 34 -16 34
15 34 -18 33
16 34 -25 31
17 34 -18 30
18 34 -34 21