The Straits Times
Published on Oct 19, 2012

Bayern's Boateng eager to brush off Sweden draw


MUNICH, Germany (AFP) - Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng has said the Bavarians' Germany stars are eager to get back to Bundesliga business on Saturday to erase the memories of Germany's shock 4-4 draw with Sweden.

Munich are chasing a record eighth straight win at Fortuna Duesseldorf on Saturday which would set a new Bundesliga record for the most games won at the start of a season.

Bayern had seven players on the pitch for Germany in Berlin when Sweden began their fight back from 4-0 down on Tuesday to score four goals in 30 minutes and stun their hosts by sealing a draw in their World Cup qualifier.

While honorary president Franz Beckenbauer admitted he was left laughing at home in front of his television "over this crazy game", Bayern's Germany star Boateng struggled to see the funny side on Thursday.