Bayern set for coronation against Augsburg

Bayern Munich will celebrate winning their 23rd German title on Saturday following their penultimate Bundesliga game of the season against Augsburg.

Time to celebrate!

For the first time, captain Philipp Lahm will get his hands on the Bundesliga trophy three years after the Bavarians last won silverware, when Mark van Bommel was their captain.

It will also be a first domestic league title for goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who arrived in Munich after their last successes.

"I'm really looking forward to it," he said on his club's website. "It was already an amazing feeling after the Frankfurt game when we secured the title.

"Now we get the actual trophy. It's certainly going to be a special moment."

The moment will be even more special if Bayern can win once again, according to the Germany number one.

"It's always better to celebrate off the back of a victory," he said. "And in view of the two upcoming finals, we want to stay in our rhythm.

"We're going to keep our foot down and not let up."

That may not be what Augsburg coach Markus Weinzierl wants to hear, although he is not too fond on compliments these days either.

"We can't buy anything for those," he said after Freiburg coach Christian Streich said last weekend that they would be a worthy top-six club.

"Freiburg are our role models, but if we want to emulate them, then we have got to stay in the Bundesliga."

Augsburg will therefore be bidding to spoil the party at the Allianz Arena with a win on Saturday, hoping that Fortuna Dusseldorf fail to win and Werder Bremen lose to boost their survival chances and see them leave the bottom three for the first time this season.

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