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2 April, 2016 00:00 00 AM
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Bayern feel Dortmund’s pressure

AFP

AFP, BERLIN: Bayern Munich midfielder Sebastian Rode says Pep Guardiola's side can ill afford any slip-ups in the Bundesliga title race against his former club Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.
Bayern host relegation-threatened Frankfurt and Rode insists the Bavarians have not given a second's thought to playing Benfica at home four days later in the Champions League quarter-final, first leg.
Bayern are five points ahead of Borussia Dortmund with seven games left, but second-from-bottom Frankfurt are desperate for points.
“We have Dortmund breathing down our necks and there has not been one second to think about Benfica," said Rode, who joined Bayern from Frankfurt in 2014.
“First of all we have to take care of things against Eintracht Frankfurt.”
Rode may well face his former club as Guardiola looks to rest some of his midfield stars ahead of their European match.
Bayern were held to a goalless draw at Frankfurt in October and a similar result could be enough to take Niko Kovac's side out of the bottom three.
Bayern have not conceded against Frankfurt in their last seven meetings.
No Bundesliga team have ever gone eight straight games without conceding to the same opponents.
It remains to be seen whether Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is fit after he missed Germany's 4-1 thumping of Italy on Tuesday with an upset stomach.
Second-placed Dortmund on Sunday host Werder Bremen, who have picked up eight points from their last five games to move out of the relegation zone.
Thomas Tuchel's Dortmund are unbeaten in their 15 competitive games in 2016, winning 13 and drawing two.
Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has not scored in his last three league outings, but did score three goals over the two legs of the Europa League last-16 clash with Tottenham Hotspur.

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