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Bavaria has to go through the back door in the CL

Bayern muss durch die Hintertur in die CLBastian Schweinsteiger (left) against Martin Harnik-© SID-IMAGES/AFP/CHRISTOF STACHE

Despite a 2-1-victory against VfB Stuttgart to FC Bayern Munich to the Champions League "kept", because Bayer Leverkusen lost at SC Freiburg.

Munich (SID) - the FC Bayern Munich must "kept" in the battle for the Champions League. The German champions won 2-1 (1: 1) against the VfB Stuttgart on the final day - because at the same time, Bayer lost Leverkusen at SC Freiburg, Munich will finish the season in third place. You got to at least her in the meantime called target. Under the former Bayer and future Bayern coach of Jupp Heynckes they need to get the entry in the premier class but in August two qualifiers still through the back door.

In the distance duel with Leverkusen Munich came after a bold beginning and a miserably awarded large chance of Miroslav Klose from the second season strikes by Shinji Okazaki early behind (24.). Mario Gomez was like before 69.000 spectators in the sold-out arena with his 28th season hit from (37.) - he is top scorer in the Bundesliga for the first time. The good Bastian Schweinsteiger scored the winner (71.) in a rather boring second half a cross of substitute Toni Kroos head.

The situation for the FC Bavaria recalled the 34 match day two years ago: even at the time of the first division fought nor to rank two, VfB Stuttgart then it went against the - however the Swabians in the "final" to qualify for the Champions League were also the direct competitor. FC Bayern had his fate this time not more even in the hand.

Two have to have a chance to rank, the FC Bayern had to win regardless be sure of the result of the Leverkusener in Freiburg - and the necessary what was first clearly visible. The strong Arjen Robben (7) and Klose (8, 10 and even 12) had sufficient opportunities to the leadership of rear Schweinsteiger cranked to the Munich-based game.

The very committed Klose, aufgeboten as a substitute for the blocked Franck Ribery on the "tens" position, would have need to bring the Munich however in the 12th minute lead: after brilliant work by seals he drew its forced ball from not even two feet above the crossbar of the empty Stuttgart gate. The scene was a copy of the assigned "Wholly owned" by Gomez at the European Championship finals in 2008 in the game against Austria.

After a quarter of an hour, the initial of the Munich ELAN had to first, prompt they were punished for their negligence in the exploitation of the opportunities. The unloaded after VfB, already very dangerous on the counterattack, took the lead through Okazaki - he gratschte in a cross from Martin Harnik from the right side (24.). The momentum of the Munich was gone after that, their game to the front became static. Therefore the balance fell like a bolt from the blue. Gomez it benefited from the again fantastic work of seals (37.).

After the Munich in the break is probably experienced by the leadership of the Leverkusener in Freiburg, the game diminished noticeably. FC Bayern tried himself, the last determination but was missing. Stuttgart, who prematurely had secured the class remain up on the last day, could take it slowly and what results however thoroughly them failed in pig premises were on the Verteidgigung of the own gate. Also the guests with a crossbar by Gomez lucky (80.).