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Wing wizard Robben eyes big win

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben is dreaming of a 6-0 Champions League thrashing of Fiorentina tonight -- but admits the reality is likely to be a little different.

The Bundesliga side go into the first leg of their last-16 tie at the Allianz Arena on the back of a 12-match winning streak.

"The ideal result is 6-0, but that will probably not happen," Robben said. "But it is clear we have to score and be careful that Fiorentina don't.

"If we win the first game, Fiorentina have to go for it in the second game. That means we would have advantages, because they would have to play offensively to create chances. And that is not Fiorentina's way of playing."

Bayern are certainly in scoring form, having netted 20 times in their six games since the winter break.

They won 4-1 at Juventus to book their place in the knockout stage, and Robben believes the team are ready to go further.

"I think we are ready for the next job," he added. "Everyone is waiting to see what we can bring against an opponent like Fiorentina."

Frank Ribery started just his third Bundesliga game of the campaign in the 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.

Robben is glad to have the France winger back, claiming he brings something extra to the side.

"It is a lot of fun to play alongside Franck," he said. "Not only for me, also for all the other players. He gives the team something special."

Defender Philipp Lahm sounded a note of caution, though, urging the team to improve at the back.

"We're not tight enough at the back. We'll be punished for that in the Champions League," Lahm said on the club website.

Mario Gomez added: "Jorg's (goalkeeper Hans-Jorg Butt) been sensational recently, but we can't just leave it to him."

Butt, 35, today signed a one-year contract extension to keep him at the Allianz Arena until June 2011.

Striker Miroslav Klose could return to the Bayern squad following an ankle injury.

Fiorentina know they must rediscover the spirit they showed against Liverpool earlier in the season if they want to have any hope of beating the Germans.

Cesare Prandelli's side defeated Liverpool twice in the group stages to finish top of the pool but those triumphs are a distant memory with the Viola having lost five of their last six games on the domestic front.

"We want to play a great game," said Fiorentina goalkeeper Sebastien Frey. "We want to leave a mark in Europe. In order to do that, we need to recover the character that we showed in the competition.

"I think if we find the spirit that we showed in our two games against Liverpool, we can do well."

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