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Guardiola not celebrating Bundesliga title yet

21 March 2014 12:17

Pep Guardiola refuses to get ahead of himself as Bayern Munich close in on a 23rd Bundesliga title.

The Allianz Arena outfit visit Mainz on Saturday knowing victory - combined with slip-ups from Borussia Dortmund and Schalke - would be enough to see them win the league with eight games to spare.

However, despite holding a staggering 23-point lead at the top, Guardiola is not celebrating just yet.

"Let me win the Bundesliga title first and then I'll tell you what it's like to win it," the Bayern coach said. "It's strange to have such a big lead in the table, it's not normal. But we've won a lot of games."

And the Spaniard insisted that overcoming in-form Mainz was far from a foregone conclusion.

"They've only lost one of their last 11 Bundesliga games," he stressed. "They have a good team, we know that."

Guardiola also expressed his delight that Arjen Robben had put pen to paper on a new deal, but revealed Thiago Alcantra may miss the weekend fixture after acquiring a thigh injury.

"I'm delighted Arjen Robben extended his contract because he's an outstanding player," he added. "He's so focused and he lives for football.

"I don't think Thiago Alcantara will play, he might stay in Munich. He picked up a knock on his thigh, but it's not serious."

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Info

Competition
Bundesliga
Date
22 March 2014
Game week
26
Kick-off
15:30
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
0 - 2
Venue
Coface Arena (Mainz)
Attendance
34000

Goals

0 - 1
82' B. Schweinsteiger
 (assist by X. Shaqiri)
0 - 2
86' M. Götze
 (assist by F. Ribéry)

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
5
26
11
15
19
20
22
# Player Bookings
19 86'
11
14
4
5
13
22

Saturday 23 August

Friday 22 August

23:32
23:26
22:34
22:27
22:22
21:53
20:46
20:46
19:44
18:41
18:27
18:25
18:01
17:56
17:33
17:29
17:27
17:17
17:02
16:37
16:28
16:03
15:25
15:22
15:05
14:09
14:00
13:33
13:31
12:23
12:16
11:57
11:54
11:26
10:50
10:24
09:52
09:31
09:29
07:24
06:18
05:29
04:47
03:50
03:20
02:46
02:35
00:13

Thursday 21 August

23:44
23:38
23:04
22:36
22:27
22:19
21:48
21:40
21:34
20:55
20:27
20:17
20:11
20:10
20:04
19:39
18:49
18:23
18:11
18:08
17:53
17:38
17:35
17:21
17:08
16:57
16:57
16:46
16:41
16:26
16:19
16:09
16:09
15:59
15:48
15:42
15:22
14:38
14:26
14:04
13:34
13:27
13:05
12:57
12:55
12:54
12:20
11:25
10:58
10:48
10:11
10:04
09:45
09:41
08:34
08:18
07:12
07:06
06:33
06:00
05:59
05:58
05:52
05:38
04:33
04:32
04:03
03:38
03:10
00:59

Bundesliga table

# Team MP D P
1 1 +1 3
2 0 +0 0
3 0 +0 0
4 0 +0 0
5 0 +0 0

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