Posted: Thursday January 31, 2013 6:49 AM

Dortmund fights Leverkusen for 2nd in Bundesliga

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BERLIN (AP) -With Bayern Munich comfortably clear in the Bundesliga, defending champion Borussia Dortmund visits Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday for a clash likely to decide second place - and possibly more.

Dortmund is 12 points behind Bayern but one behind Leverkusen, and Juergen Klopp's side appears revitalized after the winter break, having scored eight goals without reply in two games.

Last season, Dortmund stayed unbeaten after the winter break to overtake Bayern with 15 wins and two draws before finishing the Bundesliga with a record 81-point haul.

The gap at the time was three points, however, and even Klopp has acknowledged that the best Dortmund can hope for this season is second place.

Bayern faces a tricky tie at Mainz on Saturday.

 
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