Bayern Munich humiliated Werder Bremen by 7-0 on Saturday, with Franck Ribéry scoring twice and setting up another as the champions kept up their seemingly unstoppable march towards another title.
It was the first time in more than half a century that Bayern had struck seven times at Bremen’s Weser stadium, once a fortress when the two sides battled for Bundesliga domination up until a decade ago.
Ribéry was in top form on his return from injury to lift the Bavarians seven points clear at the top of the table on 41. Assani Lukimya scored Werder’s 50th Bundesliga own goal to put Bayern in front after 21 minutes.
The defender Daniel van Buyten rose above everyone to head in the second goal six minutes later before Ribéry’s chip put the game beyond doubt before the break.
After missing several chances Mario Mandzukic finally struck from close range following a Ribéry assist on the hour.
Thomas Müller drilled the ball in from 16 metres before Ribéry and Mario Götze completed a rout that will heap the pressure on Werder coach Robin Dutt. Dutt’s team, who have won just one of their last nine league games, are fifth from bottom
Bayern now turn their focus into the Champions League, having already qualified to the knockout stages.
Written by Martins