German Bundesliga
Bayern Munich5Werder Bremen0

Muller and Thiago double up for Bayern

Thiago Alcantara celebrates scoring for Bayern Munich
Thiago Alcantara scored his first Bundesliga goal since February, 2014

Thomas Muller and Thiago Alcantara both scored twice as Bayern Munich thumped Werder Bremen 5-0 to go eight points clear at the top of the Bundesliga.

Thiago turned in a cross from outstanding winger Kingsley Coman to put Bayern ahead after nine minutes.

Coman set up Muller to volley in his 26th goal of the season before Muller steered in the third after the break.

Substitute Robert Lewandowski raced clear for the fourth before Thiago tapped in from another Coman assist.

Second-placed Borussia Dortmund play at home to Mainz on Sunday (16:00 GMT).

Thomas Muller scores for Bayern Munich against Werder Bremen
Thomas Muller is enjoying his best goalscoring season for Bayern Munich with his 27 goals surpassing the total he managed in 2013/14
Thomas Muller scores a second goal for Bayern Munich against Werder Bremen
Muller's second goal followed a stunning volley from Arjen Robben which was saved by Felix Wiedwald

Bayern, who rested Arjen Robben, Arturo Vidal and Douglas Costa, are at home to Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday night with the last-16 tie level at 2-2 from the first leg.

Pep Guardiola's side will go into that game on course for a fourth successive domestic title as they won for the first time in three Bundesliga games.

Werder Bremen had won their previous two league games and lost just one of their last five to enhance their prospects of avoiding relegation.

But they were also below full-strength, notably missing former Bayern striker Claudio Pizarro, and were no threat to the champions who had chances to make their 12th league home win in 13 attempts more emphatic.

The two sides meet again in the semi-finals of the German Cup in April.

Robert Lewandowski scores for Bayern Munich
Robert Lewandowski's goal was his 33rd of the season

What they said

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola: "People think it's easy to win 5-0, but every game is like a final for us to stay ahead of Dortmund."

Bremen coach Viktor Skripnik: "No matter what team comes here, if they have 20 or 30 per cent ball possession, it looks like they don't want to (compete). We did everything. Bayern are Bayern."

Line-ups

Bayern Munich

  • 1Neuer
  • 21Lahm
  • 32KimmichSubstituted forFerreira de Souzaat 68'minutes
  • 5Benatia
  • 27Alaba
  • 14Alonso
  • 29Coman
  • 19GötzeSubstituted forRodeat 54'minutes
  • 6Thiago Alcántara
  • 7RibéryBooked at 35mins
  • 25MüllerSubstituted forLewandowskiat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Lewandowski
  • 11Douglas Costa
  • 13Ferreira de Souza
  • 18Bernat
  • 20Rode
  • 23Vidal
  • 26Ulreich

Werder Bremen

  • 42Wiedwald
  • 23Gebre SelassieBooked at 25mins
  • 4Gálvez
  • 7Vestergaard
  • 3DjilobodjiBooked at 67mins
  • 2GarcíaSubstituted forGarcíaat 77'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 5Yatabaré
  • 13VeljkovicSubstituted forLorenzenat 45'minutes
  • 27Grillitsch
  • 11ÖztunaliSubstituted forKleinheislerat 45'minutes
  • 21Ujah

Substitutes

  • 6Kleinheisler
  • 18Tremmel
  • 20García
  • 28Lorenzen
  • 29Guwara
  • 35Eggestein
  • 39Fröde
Referee:
Guido Winkmann
Attendance:
75,000

Match Stats

Home TeamBayern MunichAway TeamWerder Bremen
Possession
Home83%
Away17%
Shots
Home20
Away2
Shots on Target
Home13
Away1
Corners
Home11
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, FC Bayern München 5, SV Werder Bremen 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 5, SV Werder Bremen 0.

Goal!

Goal! FC Bayern München 5, SV Werder Bremen 0. Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kingsley Coman.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Ulisses García.

Attempt saved. David Alaba (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Philipp Lahm.

Goal!

Goal! FC Bayern München 4, SV Werder Bremen 0. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal.

Foul by Sebastian Rode (FC Bayern München).

Jannik Vestergaard (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Booking

Ulisses García (SV Werder Bremen) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ulisses García (SV Werder Bremen).

Corner, SV Werder Bremen. Conceded by Thiago Alcántara.

Foul by Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München).

Theodor Gebre Selassie (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, SV Werder Bremen. Ulisses García replaces Santiago García.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Robert Lewandowski replaces Thomas Müller.

Foul by Medhi Benatia (FC Bayern München).

Sambou Yatabaré (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München).

László Kleinheisler (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Rafinha replaces Joshua Kimmich.

Booking

Papy Djilobodji (SV Werder Bremen) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Papy Djilobodji (SV Werder Bremen).

Foul by Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München).

Florian Grillitsch (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! FC Bayern München 3, SV Werder Bremen 0. Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal following a corner.

Attempt saved. Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Thiago Alcántara with a cross.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Santiago García.

Attempt saved. Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Philipp Lahm.

Corner, SV Werder Bremen. Conceded by Xabi Alonso.

Foul by Sebastian Rode (FC Bayern München).

Santiago García (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Papy Djilobodji.

Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Florian Grillitsch (SV Werder Bremen).

Attempt missed. Sebastian Rode (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, SV Werder Bremen. Conceded by Philipp Lahm.

Foul by Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München).

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 12th March 2016

  • Bayern MunichBayern Munich5Werder BremenWerder Bremen0
  • B MgladbachBorussia Mönchengladbach3FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt0
  • IngolstadtFC Ingolstadt3StuttgartVfB Stuttgart3
  • HannoverHannover 960Köln1. FC Köln2
  • DarmstadtDarmstadt 982AugsburgFC Augsburg2
  • Hoffenheim1899 Hoffenheim1WolfsburgVfL Wolfsburg0

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich26213264135166
2B Dortmund25184359253458
3Hertha Berlin2613673526945
4B Mgladbach261331053421142
5Schalke2612593734341
6Mainz2512493430440
7Wolfsburg2610793833537
8B Leverkusen2510693633336
9Köln268992833-533
10Ingolstadt268992229-733
11Stuttgart2695124352-932
12Hamburg2587103034-431
13Augsburg2669113240-827
14Darmstadt2669112740-1327
15Werder Bremen2676133553-1827
16Frankfurt2659122843-1524
17Hoffenheim2659122742-1524
18Hannover2652192248-2617
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