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Guardiola confident Bayern will remain focused

31 January 2014 21:17

Pep Guardiola remains confident that Bayern Munich will not get complacent despite their 13-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga.

The league leaders struggled against Stuttgart in their last match and needed late goals from Claudio Pizarro and Thiago Alcantara to secure a 2-1 win.

Bayern were far from their best but showed character to come through and collect the three points, something Guardiola was pleased with.

The Spaniard knows teams are not going to make it easy for his side, the reigning champions.

"I was happy with our performance in the previous match," the head coach said. "I know what is going on, considering the previous season and in this campaign as well, we played well and are well away from others.

"People think it's easy now and we are supposed to win every game by three or four goals. I knew that in advance, so before the last match, I told my players it's going to be really tough.

"We won a very important game in Monchengladbach. After that I was hoping it was going to be easier.

"We weren't as dynamic in the following match, but we were in control. The problem was that we didn't create many chances. Other than that though, I'm quite pleased."

Bayern host Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday hoping to extend their unbeaten league run to 44 matches.

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Info

Competition
Bundesliga
Date
2 February 2014
Game week
19
Kick-off
17:30
Half-time
2 - 0
Full-time
5 - 0
Venue
Allianz-Arena (München)
Attendance
71000

Goals

M. Götze 12'
(assist by M. Mandžukić) 
1 - 0
F. Ribéry 44'  
2 - 0
A. Robben 67'
(assist by M. Götze) 
3 - 0
Dante 69'
(assist by F. Ribéry) 
4 - 0
M. Mandžukić 89'
(assist by A. Robben) 
5 - 0

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
21
13
17
27
4 69'
7 44'
6
11
19 12'
9 89'
Coach: Guardiola

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
10 67'
14
26
22
25
34
39
# Player Bookings
16
26
30
8
10
13
17

Wednesday 16 April

Tuesday 15 April

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22:39
22:27
21:06
20:24
19:30
19:17
18:05
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17:32
17:30
17:20
16:26
16:17
16:12
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15:39
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14:27
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11:27
11:14
10:54
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06:53
06:50
06:23
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05:55
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Monday 14 April

23:55
23:23
23:20
22:35
22:11
22:10
21:22
19:48
19:32
19:17
19:02
18:58
18:49
18:44
18:36
17:56
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Bundesliga table

# Team MP D P
1 30 +62 78
2 30 +35 61
3 30 +18 58
4 30 +13 51
5 30 +8 50
6 30 +17 49
7 30 -1 47
8 30 -4 42
9 30 +3 40
10 30 -4 37
11 30 -13 35
12 30 -24 33
13 30 -17 32
14 30 -17 32
15 30 -13 28
16 30 -16 27
17 30 -23 26
18 30 -24 25

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