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Bayern Munich out to down Mainz on top

Schaaf says he expects a tough match at Hanover, who won 4-0 at Wolfsburg in their last league match. "It's clear the team is well established and has great self-confidence," he said

"Sure, Austria lost, but it's better that way than to have played in a poor match."

"They have to take the positives from the game," said Bremen coach Thomas Schaaf."

Third-placed Hanover host Werder Bremen, whose Austrian internationals Marko Arnautovic, Sebastian Proedl and Zlatko Junuzovic played in Wednesday's 2-1 World Cup qualifier defeat to Germany in Vienna.

"I'm glad that it's finally going to happen. I am excited as I was for my debut," said van der Vaart.

They host Hamburg in Frankfurt on Sunday with Dutch midfielder Rafael van der Vaart set to make

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