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Bayern's last hopes doused by Dortmund

  • AFP, Monday, February 28, 2011 11:26 AM

Defending Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich fell, 3-1, at home to Borussia Dortmund, which opened its lead over Bayern by 16 points and is 12 points ahead of second-place Bayer Leverkusen.

"I think Dortmund will be champions, and rightly so," said Bayern's director of sport Christian Nerlinger. "We now have a different target, we have to go for second place now with everything we've got, and it won't be easy. It's a dangerous situation, which the players mustn't underestimate."

Dortmund, which last won the title in 2002, had also beaten Bayern in the first meeting this season.

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