Kiessling quiet on title tilt

BY foxsports • April 11, 2011

Stefan Kiessling is refusing to discuss Bayer Leverkusen's Bundesliga title chances until after next week's game against Bayern Munich.

Leverkusen head to Munich knowing a win would secure them at least third place, and with it a place in the Champions League next season, following their 2-1 win over St Pauli - in which Kiessling scored the winning goal.

But three points at the Allianz Arena could also see them remain in the hunt for the title with league leaders Borussia Dortmund now only five points ahead at the top.

"We want to win in Munich and then we can wrap up a place in the Champions League," said Kiessling.

"We still have five games left and if we can win in Munich, then we can talk about the title."

Jupp Heynckes continues to take things game by game, and he insists there will be no easy ones for his side between now and the end of the season.

Leverkusen have not lost a game since early February, but Heynckes says that could happen against anybody in the Bundesliga.

"Everybody expected this to be an easy win for us, but St Pauli fought incredibly hard," he said.

"You could see today that the teams who are in a relegation battle give everything and that made it incredibly difficult.

"I am glad that we turned the game around. That says a lot about my team's maturity."

Leverkusen can therefore be glad to face five sides who have no such relegation fears between now and the final day of the season on May 14.

After travelling to Munich, Leverkusen host Hoffenheim and Hamburg and also have trips to Cologne and Freiburg.


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