German Bundesliga
Bayern Mun2Eintracht Braunschweig0

Bayern Munich: Arjen Robben scores twice as leaders win

Arjen Robben scored twice as Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich extended their unbeaten league run to 39 games with victory over bottom-of-the-table Eintracht Braunschweig.

The Dutch winger headed in an early opener before getting the better of two defenders to add a second.

David Alaba produced a stunning goal line clearance to deny Braunschweig's Karim Bellarabi.

Bayern top the table with 38 points, four ahead of Bayer Leverkusen.

Victory never looked in doubt for Pep Guardiola's men, who were in control throughout.

They opened the scoring when Robben's first shot hit the post and the Netherlands international reacted quickly to head home the rebound.

Braunschweig, who did not manage a single shot on target inside the first 45 minutes, fell further behind when Robben got his second on the half-hour with a fine individual effort.

The former Chelsea player jinked in from the right and got the better of two defenders before firing in from 15 yards.

Simeon Jackson and Ermin Bicakcic failed to make the most of second-half chances for the visitors, who were denied what seemed a certain goal when Alaba acrobatically cleared Bellarabi's effort off the line.

Robben went close to completing his hat-trick with a free-kick that clipped the top of the crossbar.

Line-ups

Bayern Mun

  • 1Neuer
  • 13Rafinha
  • 27Alaba
  • 8Javi Martínez
  • 5van Buyten
  • 4Dante
  • 25MüllerSubstituted forMandzukicat 57'minutes
  • 6Thiago Alcántara
  • 19Götze
  • 39Kroos
  • 10Robben

Substitutes

  • 9Mandzukic
  • 15Kirchhoff
  • 17Boateng
  • 22Starke
  • 26Contento
  • 34Höjbjerg
  • 37Green

Eintracht Braunschweig

  • 26Davari
  • 14Elabdellaoui
  • 15Theuerkauf
  • 17Kratz
  • 3Bicakcic
  • 8Dogan
  • 10Boland
  • 33CaligiuriSubstituted forOehrlat 79'minutes
  • 12Kumbela
  • 38Bellarabi
  • 18JacksonSubstituted forKorteat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Petkovic
  • 6Vrancic
  • 9Ademi
  • 20Oehrl
  • 21Washausen
  • 25Correia
  • 27Korte
Referee:
Tobias Stieler
Attendance:
71,000

Match Stats

Home TeamBayern MunAway TeamEintracht Braunschweig
Possession
Home78%
Away22%
Shots
Home19
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, FC Bayern München 2, Eintracht Braunschweig 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 2, Eintracht Braunschweig 0.
Javi Martínez (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kevin Kratz (Eintracht Braunschweig).
Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Deniz Dogan.
Attempt blocked. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Daniel van Buyten (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Domi Kumbela (Eintracht Braunschweig).
Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Daniel Davari.
Rafinha (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Karim Bellarabi (Eintracht Braunschweig).
Mario Mandzukic (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Norman Theuerkauf (Eintracht Braunschweig).
Foul by Rafinha (FC Bayern München).
Karim Bellarabi (Eintracht Braunschweig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Kevin Kratz (Eintracht Braunschweig) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Daniel van Buyten (FC Bayern München).
Gianluca Korte (Eintracht Braunschweig) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Rafinha (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Norman Theuerkauf (Eintracht Braunschweig).
Attempt saved. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Rafinha.
Attempt blocked. Domi Kumbela (Eintracht Braunschweig) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Norman Theuerkauf.
Attempt saved. Torsten Oehrl (Eintracht Braunschweig) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Corner, Eintracht Braunschweig. Conceded by Mario Götze.

Substitution

Substitution, Eintracht Braunschweig. Torsten Oehrl replaces Marco Caligiuri.
Attempt missed. Mario Götze (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Mirko Boland.
Attempt blocked. Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Arjen Robben.
David Alaba (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Karim Bellarabi (Eintracht Braunschweig).
Corner, Eintracht Braunschweig. Conceded by David Alaba.
Attempt blocked. Gianluca Korte (Eintracht Braunschweig) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.
Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Deniz Dogan (Eintracht Braunschweig).
Javi Martínez (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kevin Kratz (Eintracht Braunschweig).
Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kevin Kratz (Eintracht Braunschweig).
Rafinha (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Norman Theuerkauf (Eintracht Braunschweig).
Foul by Dante (FC Bayern München).
Domi Kumbela (Eintracht Braunschweig) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Javi Martínez (FC Bayern München).
Kevin Kratz (Eintracht Braunschweig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Javi Martínez (FC Bayern München) header from very close range is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Toni Kroos with a cross following a set piece situation.
Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Norman Theuerkauf (Eintracht Braunschweig).

Substitution

Substitution, Eintracht Braunschweig. Gianluca Korte replaces Simeon Jackson.
Attempt missed. Simeon Jackson (Eintracht Braunschweig) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Omar Elabdellaoui with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Mario Mandzukic replaces Thomas Müller.
Javi Martínez (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Mirko Boland (Eintracht Braunschweig).
Foul by Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München).
Domi Kumbela (Eintracht Braunschweig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Daniel Davari.
Attempt missed. Ermin Bicakcic (Eintracht Braunschweig) left footed shot from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin Kratz with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Eintracht Braunschweig. Conceded by David Alaba.
Attempt blocked. Karim Bellarabi (Eintracht Braunschweig) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marco Caligiuri.
Attempt saved. Marco Caligiuri (Eintracht Braunschweig) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
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