Bayern's Heynckes relishes "crazy" title run-in

Updated: 30 March 2012 19:16 IST

Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has admitted that his team will face a "crazy" finish to the season as they remain in the hunt for the treble of Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup titles.

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Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has admitted that his team will face a "crazy" finish to the season as they remain in the hunt for the treble of Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup titles.

Bayern put one foot in the Champions League's semi-finals on Wednesday with a 2-0 win in Marseille ahead of Tuesday's second leg at Munich's Allianz Arena.

Heynckes' highfliers trail defending champions Borussia Dortmund by five points in the German league, but face a showdown at Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park Stadium on April 11 and are at Nuremberg in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Bayern and Dortmund will also clash at the German Cup final on May 12, while Munich hosts this year's Champions League final a week later, but first Heynckes' team need to see off Marseille, then Real Madrid in the semi-finals.

"There are some crazy games waiting for us, but we can't think too far ahead, that's no good," admitted Heynckes.

"We should not put ourselves under pressure, of course we have to wait until the end of the season with seven league games left, the (German) Cup final, the match against Marseille and possibly two Champions League's semi-finals.

"Everything else is at the back of my mind and will only be brought out when necessary."

Bayern will be without midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger on Tuesday after the Germany star picked up his third yellow card of the European campaign in Marseille and is suspended.

Should Munich beat Marseille, midfielders Luiz Gustavo and Toni Kroos could miss Bayern's semi-final first-leg on April 17 against Real Madrid if either pick up another yellow card against the French.

If Bayern reach the last four they will host Madrid on April 17, then travel to Spain for the second-leg on April 25.

"We have not talked internally about Real - if only because we have too much respect for Marseille and we know we have to play another 90 minutes against them," said Heynckes.

"So to not be presumptuous, we don't think of anything which is too far away.

"I'll let everything come to me."

Topics : Football Borussia Dortmund Werder Bremen Shinji Okazaki Bayern Munchen
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