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Rhein-Neckar Arena (ATT 30,150) 3rd March 2013 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: T Kinhofer

Hoffenheim Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich Bay Munich

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Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes was delighted with the win over Hoffenheim

Last Updated: 04/03/13 11:35am

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Jupp Heynckes: 'Very tough game'

Jupp Heynckes: 'Very tough game'

Jupp Heynckes was delighted with the way Bayern Munich "rolled up their sleeves" to beat Hoffenheim.

Some 44 points separated the two teams at kick-off and 47 were between them come the final whistle, but the gap seemed far smaller during a combative 90 minutes at the Rhein-Neckar Arena.

"It was a very tough game," said Heynckes. "Our opponents are in the thick of it and they played with an amazing level of courage, aggression and energy.

"We had to work hard for this win. It was not classy, but we still get three points for it.

"You can't score three or five goals every weekend. We had to roll up our sleeves."

Mario Gomez scored the decisive goal just before half-time for a Bayern side which had several changes, including former Hoffenheim goalkeeper Tom Starke making his debut in the Bayern goal.

He helped Bayern set a new league record of 583 minutes without conceding away from home, and said it was to be expected that his side would struggle.

"You've got to win dirty sometimes," he said on Bayern's website. "Hoffenheim played well, but we made the breakthrough in the end and got the three points."

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 34 79
2 Wolfsburg 34 69
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 66
4 Bayer Leverkusen 34 61
5 FC Augsburg 34 49
6 Schalke 34 48
7 Borussia Dortmund 34 46
8 Hoffenheim 34 44
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 43
10 Werder Bremen 34 43
11 Mainz 34 40
12 Cologne 34 40
13 Hannover 96 34 37
14 Stuttgart 34 36
15 Hertha Berlin 34 35
16 Hamburg 34 35
17 SC Freiburg 34 34
18 SC Paderborn 07 34 31

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Heynckes happy with Bayern

Heynckes happy with Bayern

Jupp Heynckes was delighted with the way Bayern Munich "rolled up their sleeves" to beat Hoffenheim.