German Bundesliga
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Bayern Munich 5-0 VfL Wolfsburg

Robert Lewandowski
Lewandowski (132) is the third highest non-German goalscorer in Bundesliga history behind Claudio Pizarro (190) and Giovane Elber (133)

Thomas Muller ended a 999-minute goal drought as Bayern Munich returned to the top of the Bundesliga with a comfortable win against struggling Wolfsburg.

Arjen Robben put the home side ahead when he cut inside from the right channel to curl into the far corner.

Robert Lewandowski tapped in when Arturo Vidal's deflected shot fell to his feet inside the six-yard box, adding the third when he diverted Muller's long-range shot past away keeper Diego Benaglio.

The victory was sealed when Germany forward Muller scored his first Bundesliga goal of the season before substitute Douglas Costa rifled in a cutback for the fifth.

"Of course I'm delighted for Thomas. But he does a good job on the pitch even when he doesn't score," said Bayern manager Carlo Ancelotti.

Thomas Muller celebrates ending Bayern drought
Muller had not scored in his previous 10 Bundesliga appearances

Bayern, aiming for a fifth successive Bundesliga title, started the weekend three points adrift of surprise leaders RB Leipzig.

But Ancelotti's team moved back to the summit after the leaders, who lost 1-0 at bottom club Ingolstadt, suffered their first top-flight defeat.

Lewandowski scored five goals in nine minutes after coming on as a substitute during the same fixture last season - and the Poland striker again helped put five past the visitors.

Wolfsburg reached the Champions League quarter-finals last season, but look a shadow of the side who remain the last to beat Spanish giants Real Madrid, back in April.

The Wolves stay fourth bottom with 10 points from 14 matches, now level on points with third-bottom Hamburg after they won 1-0 against Augsburg.

Darmstadt replaced Ingolstadt at the bottom of the table after losing 1-0 at Freiburg, who moved up to eighth.

Sixth-placed Borussia Dortmund's erratic Bundesliga form continued as a late goal from Marco Reus, who scored an equaliser at Real Madrid in midweek, nicked a 1-1 draw at Cologne.

Third-placed Hertha Berlin are six points behind the top two after they lost 1-0 to Werder Bremen, who earned their first away win of the season.

Bayern Munich
Bayern pinned back Wolfsburg in a dominant first-half performance - shown by our graphic of the away players. Not one Wolfsburg man had an average position inside the Bayern half in the opening 45 minutes

Muller time

  • Thomas Muller had scored 13 goals by 10 December last season - and now has one for this campaign
  • Robert Lewandowski scored more than one goal in a Bundesliga game for the 34th time - only six players can better that
  • Bayern Munich their 650th Bundesliga home win - no other team has more than 509
  • Wolfsburg's two wins from their opening 13 matches represents their worst tally

Line-ups

Bayern Munich

  • 1Neuer
  • 21Lahm
  • 8Martínez Aguinaga
  • 27Alaba
  • 18Bernat
  • 6Thiago AlcántaraBooked at 25minsSubstituted forFerreira de Souzaat 81'minutes
  • 23VidalSubstituted forAlonsoat 71'minutes
  • 10Robben
  • 25Müller
  • 7RibérySubstituted forDouglas Costaat 77'minutes
  • 9Lewandowski

Substitutes

  • 11Douglas Costa
  • 13Ferreira de Souza
  • 14Alonso
  • 17Boateng
  • 26Ulreich
  • 32Kimmich
  • 35Renato Sanches

Wolfsburg

  • 1Benaglio
  • 31Knoche
  • 5Bruma
  • 34Rodríguez
  • 23Guilavogui
  • 14BlaszczykowskiSubstituted forVieira de Freitasat 83'minutes
  • 7Caligiuri
  • 13Gerhardt
  • 4SchäferSubstituted forHornat 22'minutes
  • 33Gomez
  • 17Mayoral MoyaSubstituted forMöbiusat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Vieira de Freitas
  • 15Träsch
  • 21Horn
  • 22Dias
  • 26Möbius
  • 28Casteels
  • 41Hansen
Referee:
Sascha Stegemann
Attendance:
75,000

Match Stats

Home TeamBayern MunichAway TeamWolfsburg
Possession
Home68%
Away32%
Shots
Home19
Away6
Shots on Target
Home10
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, FC Bayern München 5, VfL Wolfsburg 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 5, VfL Wolfsburg 0.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Jeffrey Bruma.

Goal!

Goal! FC Bayern München 5, VfL Wolfsburg 0. Douglas Costa (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ricardo Rodríguez (VfL Wolfsburg).

Substitution

Substitution, VfL Wolfsburg. Vieirinha replaces Jakub Blaszczykowski.

Attempt saved. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Xabi Alonso.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Rafinha replaces Thiago Alcántara.

Attempt missed. David Alaba (FC Bayern München) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Douglas Costa with a cross following a corner.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Josuha Guilavogui.

Attempt blocked. Daniel Caligiuri (VfL Wolfsburg) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Daniel Caligiuri (VfL Wolfsburg) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mario Gomez.

Corner, VfL Wolfsburg. Conceded by Javi Martínez.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Douglas Costa replaces Franck Ribéry.

Goal!

Goal! FC Bayern München 4, VfL Wolfsburg 0. Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Franck Ribéry.

Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Daniel Caligiuri (VfL Wolfsburg).

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Xabi Alonso replaces Arturo Vidal.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Diego Benaglio.

Attempt saved. Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Arjen Robben.

Offside, FC Bayern München. Arjen Robben tries a through ball, but Juan Bernat is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Franck Ribéry with a cross following a corner.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Ricardo Rodríguez.

Substitution

Substitution, VfL Wolfsburg. Justin Möbius replaces Borja Mayoral.

Attempt missed. Mario Gomez (VfL Wolfsburg) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Yannick Gerhardt.

Goal!

Goal! FC Bayern München 3, VfL Wolfsburg 0. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Thomas Müller.

Attempt missed. Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Thiago Alcántara.

Corner, VfL Wolfsburg. Conceded by Juan Bernat.

Attempt blocked. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Franck Ribéry.

Foul by Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München).

Josuha Guilavogui (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Philipp Lahm (FC Bayern München).

Yannick Gerhardt (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Thomas Müller.

Foul by Arturo Vidal (FC Bayern München).

Mario Gomez (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Second Half

Second Half begins FC Bayern München 2, VfL Wolfsburg 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, FC Bayern München 2, VfL Wolfsburg 0.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 10th December 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich1410313492533
2RB Leipzig14103129121733
3Hertha Berlin148332214827
4Hoffenheim1468025141126
5Frankfurt147521911826
6B Dortmund1474332161625
7Köln146531913623
8Freiburg146171825-719
9Schalke135261815317
10B Leverkusen135262021-117
11Mainz135262325-217
12Augsburg143561116-514
13Werder Bremen144281832-1414
14B Mgladbach133461322-913
15Wolfsburg142481223-1110
16Hamburg142481127-1610
17Ingolstadt142391124-139
18Darmstadt1422101127-168
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