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BERLIN - Bayern Munich looks likely to wrap up another successful year by claiming two more Bundesliga records, while Borussia Dortmund is desperate to avoid the winter break in the relegation zone. Air Max Sale .Both sides have experienced vastly contrasting fortunes in the league this season, leaving Wolfsburg, Borussia Moenchengladbach, Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke to scrap it out for the privilege of being best of the rest. Dortmund is merely fighting for survival.Five points are all that separate last-place Werder Bremen from 10th-place Cologne, ensuring the whole bottom half of the table is concerned with relegation.Here are some things to know ahead of the last set of games before the Bundesligas six-week winter break:___BAYERNLIGABayern has all but clinched the league title even before the halfway point. The defending champions have an 11-point lead over second-place Wolfsburg after 16 games with 39 goals and only three conceded.Bayern was already assured of the top spot going into the winter break with two games to spare for the unofficial autumn championship title. On only three of the previous 19 occasions has the club failed to go on and then win the league.Unless Bayern concedes four goals at Mainz on Friday, the side will set a record for the fewest goals conceded in the opening half of the season. If it wins, it will beat its own record of 44 points at the halfway stage of the 2005-06 season by one point.Unbeaten in the Bundesliga this season, with two defeats last season and only one the season before, Bayern has only its own records to beat.___BREITNERS BROADSIDEBayern representative and former player Paul Breitner has criticized the clubs domestic rivals for not doing enough to keep up.Perhaps Real Madrid or Barcelona would be opponents of which wed say, OK, you can lose against them. But seriously, who should this team lose against in the form theyre in at the moment? he asked on Sport1 television.Breitner dismissed the idea of distributing more German Football League money to the smaller clubs to help them better compete.Stop with this nonsense. Bayern cant do anything about the other clubs failures, said Breitner, who also criticized Dortmund: You always have the situation where clubs that cant be relegated get suddenly relegated because they think they are too good.___DORTMUND DOLDRUMSBayerns main domestic rival for the past four seasons, Dortmund, remains in the relegation zone with one point from its last two games.The 2011 and 2012 champions have lost nine times already this season, more than any other side in the league, and next face Werder Bremen, which has shown signs of improvement under new coach Viktor Skripnik despite finding itself in last place.Dortmund has been hit by injuries but a bigger problem has been its inability to score. Only three sides have scored fewer goals.Meanwhile, as the pressure builds, anxiety is leading to defensive lapses, and Dortmund seems unable to hang onto a lead. Dortmund led twice against Wolfsburg on Wednesday but had to settle for a 2-2 draw.___FEARLESS FRANKFURTEintracht Frankfurt is quickly becoming the most entertaining side in the league. Since former Werder Bremen coach Thomas Schaaf took over in the off-season, the team has been adopting his cavalier style to games: lots of goals, not so much emphasis on defence.At home against Hertha Berlin on Wednesday, Frankfurt found itself three goals down to the visitors by the 37th minute, then 4-2 down by the 80th, only for league-leading scorer Alexander Meier to score twice in injury time to salvage an unlikely draw.Its tremendous fun to work with this team but its not good for the nerves, said Schaaf, whose side the second best attack and the second worst defence, with 33 goals scored and conceded. Wholesale Air Max . PAUL, Minn. Cheap Air Max For Sale . But that changed when he committed a five-minute major penalty and helped pave the way for a comeback by the Philadelphia Flyers. Vincent Lecavalier scored at 2:45 of overtime and the Flyers rallied from a two-goal deficit for a 5-4 victory on Sunday. https://www.airmaxchina.us/ . In a matter of days, he went from unwanted to wanted, from fired to hired, from discarded by the Philadelphia Eagles with reputation tarnished to rock star treatment and a new fat contract from the Washington Redskins.TORONTO - Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Russell Teibert rejoins the Canada fold after a years absence for a soccer friendly against Panama on Nov. 18 in Panama City. But rising FC Dallas star Tesho Akindele declined his invitation.Teibert is one of 12 MLS players in coach Benito Floros 23-man squad. The players will assemble Sunday at a camp in Orlando, Fla., before heading to Panama on Nov. 16 in advance of the game at Estadio Rommel Fernandez.Panama is ranked 56th in the world, compared to No. 122 for Canada.Its another important game for us because we need to continue improving our tactical play and we are going to play against a very good team that has an experienced coach (Hernan Dario Gomez), Floro said in a statement. Its a very good, organized team on the pitch with a good tactical sense both in attack and defence.The Canadian Soccer Association said Akindele initially agreed to join the Canadian camp but then withdrew. The organization did not say why. Dallas plays at Seattle on Monday in the return leg of their Eastern Conference semifinal.Floro spoke to the Dallas coach Oscar Pareja in September, with the two agreeing to let the player stay with his MLS club to continue getting playing time with the knowledge that the Canadian staff was following his progress, a CSA spokesman said.Akindele was born in Calgary to a Canadian mother and Nigerian father and lived in Canada with stops in Toronto and Winnipeg until he was eight. His father, a financial analyst who also has Canadian citizenship, moved the family to Colorado for work.The 22-year-old Akindele, who scored seven goals during the MLS regular season, is reportedly in the process of obtaining his U.S. citizenship although spokesmen for FC Dallas and U.S. Soccer were not sure whether he had got it already.Teibert, 21, was last summoned a year by Floro for games against the Czech Republic and Slovenia. He came on in the 60th minute on Nov. 15 againstt the Czechs, winning his seventh cap. Cheap Air Max From China. The Canadian men lost 1-0 to third-ranked Colombia last time out. Canada ended a 16-game winless streak in September with a 3-1 win over Jamaica in Toronto.Floros team tied Bulgaria and Moldova earlier in 2014.The Canadian coach said the game in Panama will challenge his players.We are going to play away in their stadium against another good team but its good for us because we need to test our level in these situations, said Floro. We need to focus on continuing improving our pressing and to increase our attack because in the last game (against Colombia), our attack was not as good as we can do.Floros squad includes veterans Atiba Hutchinson, Julian de Guzman, Dwayne De Rosario, Lars Hirschfeld and Patrice Bernier.But there is also plenty of youth in Bryce Alderson, Kyle Bekker, Ashtone Morgan, Karl W. Ouimette, Jonathan Osorio and Maxim Tissot.Its the first senior call-up for Tissot, a defender with the Montreal Impact.---CANADAGatekeepers: Milan Borjan, Ludogorets Razgrad (Bulgaria); Lars Hirschfeld, Valerenga (Norway); Kenny Stamatopoulos, AIK (Sweden).Defenders: Nana Attakora, D.C. United (MLS); David Edgar, Birmingham City (England); Doneil Henry, Toronto FC (MLS); Nik Ledgerwood, Energie Cottbus (Germany); Ashtone Morgan, Toronto FC (MLS); Karl W. Ouimette, Montreal Impact (MLS); Maxim Tissot, Montreal Impact.Midfielders: Bryce Alderson, Vancouver Whitecaps (MLS); Kyle Bekker, Toronto FC (MLS); Patrice Bernier, Montreal Impact (MLS); Julian de Guzman, unattached; Atiba Hutchinson, Besiktas (Turkey); Issey Nakajima-Farran, Montreal Impact (MLS); Jonathan Osorio, Toronto FC (MLS); Adam Straith, unattached; Daniel Stanese, FC Augsburg II (Germany); Russell Teibert, Vancouver Whitecaps (MLS).Forwards: Dwayne De Rosario, Toronto FC (MLS); Marcus Haber, Crewe Alexandra (England); Tosaint Ricketts, Hapoel Haifa (Israel). Follow @NeilMDavidson on Twitter ' ' '

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