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Runaway Bayern go 12 clear despite Gladbach draw

Published on Dec 15, 2012 6:02 AM
Bayern Munich's Dante (C) fights for the ball with Borussia Monchengladbach's Mike Hanke (R) and Martin Stranzl during their German Bundesliga first division soccer match in Munich December 14, 2012. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BERLIN (AFP) - Runaway leaders Bayern Munich needed a second-half equaliser to snatch a point in a 1-1 draw at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach on Friday in their final Bundesliga match of 2012.

The draw left Bayern 12 points clear of the chasing pack, who are all in action during the rest of the weekend's programme, while 'Gladbach move up to sixth.

"The team fought hard, they gave everything and we're happy to take that point at home," said Bayern's director of sport Matthias Sammer.

Having already opened the season with a record eight straight wins, Bayern are hoping to finish the weekend with another achievement as they look to break Borussia Dortmund's record 10-point lead at the halfway stage.

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