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Lucien Favre: All the play for

Lucien Favre: All the play for

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Borussia Monchengladbach have the chance to steal a march on Bayer Leverkusen in the hunt for a place in the Champions League next season when they host relegation-threatened Stuttgart on Saturday.

Having dislodged Bayer Leverkusen from fourth place on goal difference last weekend, Lucien Favre's men now have the opportunity to move ahead of their rivals, who are not in action until Sunday.

However, the Swiss coach insists nothing will be decided until the final day of the season.

"Every game is very tight," Favre said. "It just shows how small the difference is between sides in the Bundesliga.

"All of our remaining games are against sides who still have a lot to play for.

"Either they are fighting against relegation, or for a place in Europe. We've got five finals ahead, like everybody, and our maxim is to take each game as it comes, which is why we're focusing on Stuttgart."

The Swabians belong to the former category of sides who are fighting for survival.

Victory over Freiburg in a local derby last weekend lifted them out of the drop zone, but only on goal difference.

"I think we can match anybody, perhaps with the exception of Bayern," their striker Martin Harnik said on his club's website.

"It's not worth making any big calculations. Right now, we just have to focus on ourselves and getting the points we need, but I think we can get eight out of our remaining five games."

When asked if he would remain with the club in the event of relegation, the Austrian said: "To be honest, it's not something I have considered because I'm absolutely convinced that we will remain in the Bundesliga."

Former Stuttgart defender Martin Stranzl misses out for Gladbach due to injury, but Filip Daems and Alvaro Dominguez are available.


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Fixtures

Friday, 28 November 2014
19:30
Freiburg v Stuttgart  
Saturday, 29 November 2014
14:30
Leverkusen v Cologne  
FC Augsburg v Hamburg  
Hertha v Bay Munich  
Schalke v Mainz  
W Bremen v Paderborn  
17:30
Hoffenheim v Hannover  
Sunday, 30 November 2014
14:30
Wolfsburg v M'gladbach  
16:30
Frankfurt v B Dortmund  
Friday, 05 December 2014
19:30
B Dortmund v Hoffenheim  

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