The Straits Times
Published on Oct 05, 2012

Bayern boss demands return to winning ways


BERLIN (AFP) - Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is demanding Bayern Munich bounce back from their midweek Champions League defeat at Bate Borisov and return to winning ways on Saturday at home to Hoffenheim.

Bundesliga leaders Bayern are back in domestic action at Munich's Allianz Arena having suffered a shock 3-1 loss at Belarus champions Bate on Tuesday which dented their Champions League aspirations.

It was Bayern's first defeat in 10 competitive matches since losing the Champions League final to Chelsea in Munich on penalties in May and Rummenigge said his team must not be thrown off track by the setback in Minsk.

"It is important that we react straight away against Hoffenheim on Saturday and go flat out, so that our Bundesliga rivals see again that Bayern lost a game, but aren't beaten," said Rummenigge.