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Bayern Munich 4-1 FC Köln

Bastian Schweinsteiger scoring for Bayern Munich
Bastian Schweinsteiger headed his second goal of the season

Bayern Munich rattled in four more goals to make it 18 in their last three Bundesliga games to extend their lead at the top of the table to 11 points.

Bastian Schweinsteiger headed the early opener from a corner before Frank Ribery steered home a low 20-yarder.

A header from Anthony Ujah just before the break gave Cologne hope.

But top-scorer Arjen Robben headed in his 19th goal of the season to make it 3-1 before Robert Lewandowksi chested in a Robben cross to wrap up the win.

Bayern made the perfect start when Schweinsteiger headed in Robben's corner powerfully and, as well as Ribery's fine finish, they had chances to build a bigger lead.

But after Ujah headed in his eighth goal of the season from a Matthias Lehmann cross in first-half stoppage time, Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer had to save well from the Nigerian international as he threatened a second goal with an hour gone.

However, Robben's far-post header from a Ribery cross after 67 minutes removed any doubt about the outcome and Pep Guardiola's side missed further chances before Lewandowksi finished from close range to take his goal tally for the season to 13.

Second-placed Wolfsburg play at Werder Bremen on Sunday.

Line-ups

Bayern Munich

  • 1Neuer
  • 13Rafinha
  • 17Boateng
  • 28Badstuber
  • 27Alaba
  • 31SchweinsteigerSubstituted forRodeat 78'minutes
  • 10Robben
  • 25MüllerSubstituted forAlonsoat 69'minutes
  • 19Götze
  • 7Ribéry
  • 9Lewandowski

Substitutes

  • 3Alonso
  • 4Dante
  • 14Pizarro
  • 18Bernat
  • 20Rode
  • 23Reina
  • 30Weiser

Köln

  • 1Horn
  • 2Brecko
  • 5Maroh
  • 28Wimmer
  • 16Olkowski
  • 6VogtSubstituted forHalfarat 72'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 33Lehmann
  • 14Hector
  • 13OsakoSubstituted forRisseat 45'minutes
  • 17Peszko
  • 9UjahSubstituted forBrum Silva Acostaat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Risse
  • 8Matuschyk
  • 18Kessler
  • 19Mavraj
  • 20Brum Silva Acosta
  • 22Halfar
  • 25Nagasawa
Referee:
Daniel Siebert
Attendance:
75,000

Match Stats

Home TeamBayern MunichAway TeamKöln
Possession
Home78%
Away22%
Shots
Home24
Away9
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home14
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, FC Bayern München 4, 1. FC Köln 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 4, 1. FC Köln 1.

Offside, 1. FC Köln. Jonas Hector tries a through ball, but Slawomir Peszko is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Jonas Hector (1. FC Köln) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Marcel Risse.

Attempt missed. Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by David Alaba.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Marcel Risse.

Attempt blocked. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Arjen Robben.

Attempt saved. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Sebastian Rode.

Attempt missed. Jerome Boateng (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Mario Götze (FC Bayern München) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Rafinha with a cross.

Attempt saved. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sebastian Rode.

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

Foul by Deyverson (1. FC Köln).

Substitution

Substitution, 1. FC Köln. Deyverson replaces Anthony Ujah.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Sebastian Rode replaces Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Attempt missed. Marcel Risse (1. FC Köln) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Slawomir Peszko.

Goal!

Goal! FC Bayern München 4, 1. FC Köln 1. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) with an attempt from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Arjen Robben following a fast break.

Corner, 1. FC Köln. Conceded by Manuel Neuer.

Attempt saved. Daniel Halfar (1. FC Köln) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Daniel Halfar (1. FC Köln) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Daniel Halfar (1. FC Köln).

Substitution

Substitution, 1. FC Köln. Daniel Halfar replaces Kevin Vogt.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Slawomir Peszko.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Xabi Alonso replaces Thomas Müller.

Goal!

Goal! FC Bayern München 3, 1. FC Köln 1. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Franck Ribéry.

Attempt blocked. Slawomir Peszko (1. FC Köln) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Ujah.

Attempt missed. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Thomas Müller with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. David Alaba (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Corner, 1. FC Köln. Conceded by Rafinha.

Attempt blocked. Anthony Ujah (1. FC Köln) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Marcel Risse (1. FC Köln) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, 1. FC Köln. Conceded by Manuel Neuer.

Attempt saved. Anthony Ujah (1. FC Köln) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Slawomir Peszko with a cross.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Kevin Wimmer.

Attempt missed. Jerome Boateng (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Rafinha with a cross.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Miso Brecko.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich23184163105358
2Wolfsburg22145348242447
3B Mgladbach22107529181137
4Schalke2210573224835
5Augsburg2211293229335
6B Leverkusen228953629733
7Hoffenheim228683435-130
8Werder Bremen228683644-830
9Frankfurt227784044-428
10Hannover2275102533-826
11Mainz2251073031-125
12B Dortmund2274112831-325
13Köln2367102129-825
14Hamburg2266101531-1624
15SC Paderborn 07225892341-1823
16Freiburg2241082431-722
17Hertha Berlin2263132742-1521
18Stuttgart2246122340-1718
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