Bayern beat Freiburg to open up 10-point lead

Thomas Muller's first-half penalty and substitute Anatoliy Tymoshchuk's 79th-minute strike gave the Bavarians, who take on champions Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, their 12th win in 14 league matches to move on to 37 points with three games left this year.

The visitors never really hit top gear against battling Freiburg after coach Jupp Heynckes opted to rest Bastian Schweinsteiger ahead of Saturday's much-awaited showpiece match.

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