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Title in sight for Guardiola’s men

Bayern Munich can temper the disappointment of their Champions League exit by winning a record fourth consecutive Bundesliga title against Ingolstadt on Saturday.
Pep Guardiola’s final attempt to make Bayern European champions before leaving for Manchester City at the end of the season ended in failure on Tuesday, Atletico Madrid progressing on away goals despite Bayern winning the second leg of their semi-final 2-1.
League success has been more forthcoming for the departing Spaniard, Guardiola on the verge of his third title in a row with two games remaining of the 2015-16 campaign.
Having dropped points in just six games – and conceded only 15 goals – Bayern sit five clear of Borussia Dortmund ahead of their first trip to Ingolstadt.
“We tried everything against Atletico, unfortunately it wasn’t enough,” said captain Philipp Lahm.
“It’s a bitter disappointment to be knocked out. But we can still finish the season celebrating.
“We can still finish with the double.”
Victory is far from guaranteed for Bayern, though, given Ingolstadt’s impressive home form in the second half of the season.
Saturday’s visit of Bayern – who continue to be without Holger Badstuber and Arjen Robben – provides the perfect chance to celebrate their success, however the visitors have a stunning record against newly promoted sides, so three points for the hosts may be unlikely.
Bayern have not lost in 24 matches against clubs ascending to the Bundesliga – a run that stretches back to August 2010 – scoring 80 goals, and conceding just 11.
But Ingolstadt assistant Michael Henke hopes to end that run and upset the leaders with a famous victory.

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