Bayern Munich underlined their status as Bundesliga champions-in-waiting as Saturday’s four-0 thrashing of Augsburg moved them 10 factors clear.
With 2nd-placed Wolfsburg enjoying Paderborn on Sunday, Bayern seized the prospect to extend their lead and remain heading in the right direction for a 3rd straight title.
After a goalless first-half, Bayern burst into life after the interval as Arjen Robben netted twice while Medhi Benatia and Robert Lewandowski had been also on course.
despite the drubbing, Bayern’s Bavarian neighbours Augsburg stay 0.33 within the table.
Centre-again Benatia headed his first Bayern purpose on fifty eight minutes, then Robben slotted his ninth in all competitions just two minutes later when he hit the highest left-hand nook.
Poland striker Lewandowski claimed their third when he fired home a final move from captain Bastian Schweinsteiger on 68 minutes.
Robben delivered the fourth three minutes later as Augsburg’s defence capitulated.
Bayern, who started with Thomas Mueller and Mario Goetze on the bench, can additional hammer house their superiority later this week after they host Freiburg on Tuesday earlier than travelling to face Mainz on Friday of their remaining league fit of 2014.
regardless of qualifying for the Champions League’s final sixteen, Borussia Dortmund dropped again into the relegation locations after slumping to a 1-0 defeat at Hertha Berlin.
Dortmund’s ninth defeat in 15 league video games — essentially the most in Germany’s top flight — noticed them drop to sixteenth from 14th having started December on the bottom.
To rub salt into the wounds, Julian Schieber scored the first-half of winner against his previous club.
Dortmund educate Jurgen Klopp swapped attacking midfielder Heinrikh Mkhitaryan for Poland’s Jakob Blaszczkowski with 35 minutes gone, however the move backfired.
Blaszczkowski misplaced possession in midfield, Norway’s Per Skjelbred pounced on the free ball and fed Berlin striker Schieber, who fired dwelling on 40 minutes.
simplest Hanover ninety six’s 3-three draw at Werder Bremen averted Dortmund losing to 2d from backside.
Spanish striker Joselu scored twice for Hanover to say 4 objectives in his ultimate three league video games.
Having scraped into the Champions League’s ultimate sixteen with a 1-0 win at Slovenia’s Maribor on Wednesday, Schalke 04 slumped to a 2-1 defeat at dwelling to Cologne.
Nigeria striker Anthony Ujah scored his fourth intention in 5 league video games just after the damage before midfielder Matthias Lehmann netted a penalty.
Teenage alternative Leroy Sane scored his first intention for Schalke by way of comfort on handiest the 18-year-outdated’s fourth league look as Schalke dropped to sixth.
Hamburg were held to a goalless draw at Freiburg with both teams simply above the bottom three.
On Sunday, fourth-positioned Bayer Leverkusen host Borussia Moenchengladbach with Lucien Favre’s facet just one position in the back of within the league desk.
On Friday, Hoffenheim enoyed a 3-2 win at Eintracht Frankfurt to stay seventh and just out of doors the european places for next season.