Muller: Dortmund out of race
Sun, 09 Dec 2012 11:32:00
Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller believes Borussia Dortmund are now out of the Bundesliga title race after the champions fell 14 points behind the leaders.
Bayern's 2-0 win over Augsburg and Dortmund's 3-2 defeat at home to Wolfsburg extended Bayern's lead over Bayer Leverkusen at the top of the table, with Dortmund back in third.
And Muller reckons Jurgen Klopp's men now have too much ground to make up.
"If I were a Dortmund player, I would not be talking about the title anymore with 14 points to make up," he said.
"Leverkusen are now our main rivals."
Bayern's win put them 11 points clear at the summit, although Leverkusen do have a game in hand.
"We must not let our big advantage let us lapse," added Muller, who set Bayern on their way to victory from the penalty spot.
"Goals like that really hurt you," said Augsburg coach Markus Weinzierl. "We would have deserved to go in at the break 0-0, but when they then made it 2-0, that was it for us and you could see we no longer believed we could get anything out of the game."
The defeat leaves Augsburg 10 points adrift of safety together with local rivals Greuther Furth, whom they meet in their last Bundesliga fixture of 2012 next weekend.