Bayern mopped the field with Wolfsburg in a 5:0 thumping which has them back at the top of the table, following RB Lepizig’s surprise defeat against Ingolstadt.
First half: looking good
A good start to the match for Bayern as Bernat almost opened the score (8’), but was denied by a last ditch dive from Benaglio after a well executed set up from Lewandowski. The Reds Kept pushing early on (9’) as Robben made a trademark cut in from the right, but his low shot to the far post through the defenders legs made an easy save for the keeper.
It was a clearly one-sided start as the Bavarians that kept Wolfsburg locked just outside their own box with plenty of threats on goal. Clearly, it surprised no one when Bayern opened the score (18’). Robben managed to find the top corner at the far post with a perfectly executed curling shot that gave Benaglio no chance.
With the first one out of the way, Lewandowski made it 2:0 with a cynical short range shot (22’). A long range effort from Vidal ended up deflected into the path of the Pole who had plenty of time to stop the ball and set up his shot as the goalie was scrambling to get to it in time.
Die Roten shifted down a gear as Wolfsburg looked incapable of much damage and having gathered a comfortable early lead. Still Müller tried further widen the gap, but having hit the ball with the back of his head sent it well wide of the mark. A great run from Lewandowski down the left and a cross to set up Müller’s chance (33’).
Bayern left the pitch all smiles with a convincing performance and a deserved two goal lead.
Second half: even better
Back from the halftime break Bayern still looked relaxed and did not force another early second half goal. Despite the lack of high pressing, Ribéry had a good chance on goal as he found a pocket of space inside the box, but was turned away by Benaglio who did well to stretch himself to reach the ball.
Lewandowski made it 3:0 after ever so slightly deflecting Müller’s bouncing low from outside of the box (58’). A goal from almost nowhere, but Błaszczykowski’s misplaced pass allowed Thiago to set up Müller’s attempt.
Lewandowski went in search of a hat trick, but his powerful shot goes just wide with a little helping tough from Benaglio (63’).
Müller finally got his goal as Robben’s deflected shot found the German wide open near the six yard box (76’). A first touch shot ensured the keeper had no time to reach the ball, an easy goal for Müller.
Costa, off of the bench, closed the scoreboard at 5:0 (86’).
A heel kick from Robben sent Rafinha running down the right from where his cross in towards Müller got deflected back at the edge of the box where the Brazilian was waiting to send a screamer to the top of the goal.
The match couldn’t have ended sooner for Wolfsburg who were put to the sword by a relaxed Bayern that looked capable of more if they only tried.
1:0 Robben (18’)
2:0 Lewandowski (22’)
3:0 Lewandowski (58’)
4:0 Müller (76’)
5:0 Costa (86’)
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Shots on target
Location: Allianz Arena in München
Final score: 5:0 for Bayern
Referee: Sascha Stegemann
The graphical line-up was created using the Lineup11 app, while whoscored.com was used for statistical information.