German Bundesliga
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Hannover 96 1-3 Bayern Munich

Thomas Muller
Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller has now scored 10 goals in the Bundesliga this season

Thomas Muller scored twice as Bayern Munich came from behind to beat Hannover 3-1, increasing their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to 11 points.

Hannover had taken a surprise lead against the champions through Hiroshi Kiyotake, but Xabi Alonso equalised for Bayern with a superb curling free-kick.

Germany forward Muller put Bayern ahead from the penalty spot after the break and then powerfully headed in a third.

Second-placed Wolfsburg lost ground after a 1-0 loss away to Augsburg.

Dominik Kohr scored the decisive goal for Augsburg when he slotted in the rebound after Tobias Werner's initial penalty was saved by Wolfsburg goalkeeper Diego Benaglio.

After beating Hannover, Bayern have 61 points with 14 games of the Bundesliga season remaining, as they close in on a 25th league title.

Bayern coach Pep Guardiola explained his decision to withdraw Brazilian defender Dante after 32 minutes was for "tactical reasons" and not to make a point about the player's performance.

Guardiola said: "I usually do not change in the initial phase. But I did not like what I saw. That's why I changed something."

A brace from Max Meyer and one from Christian Fuchs helped Roberto Di Matteo's fourth-placed Schalke secure a 3-1 win over Hoffenheim which increased their Champions League hopes. Hoffenheim scored a late consolation through Kevin Volland.

Elsewhere, Borussia Dortmund were held to a goalless draw away at Hamburg while Franco Di Santo scored the only goal of the game for Werder Bremen at Freiburg.

In the late kick-off, Borussia Monchengladbach threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Mainz as Raffael's brace was cancelled out by goals from Johannes Geis and Shinji Okazaki.

Dominik Kohr
Dominik Kohr scored on the rebound from a penalty for Augsburg in their 1-0 win over Wolfsburg
Marco Reus
Marco Reus (left) was unable to find the net in Borussia Dortmund's 0-0 draw with Hamburg
Max Meyer
Max Meyer (right) scored twice in Schalke's 3-1 victory over Hoffenheim

Line-ups

Hannover

  • 1Zieler
  • 17João Pereira
  • 25Guedes Filho
  • 19Schulz
  • 3Albornoz
  • 8SchmiedebachSubstituted forYa Konanat 76'minutes
  • 5Sané
  • 21BriandSubstituted forPribat 68'minutes
  • 28Kiyotake
  • 32BittencourtBooked at 77mins
  • 9SobiechSubstituted forJoseluat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Andreasen
  • 4Sakai
  • 7Prib
  • 11Joselu
  • 18Stankevicius
  • 30Ya Konan
  • 40Königsmann

Bayern Munich

  • 1Neuer
  • 17Boateng
  • 4DanteSubstituted forLewandowskiat 32'minutes
  • 28Badstuber
  • 13Rafinha
  • 27Alaba
  • 3AlonsoBooked at 39minsSubstituted forSchweinsteigerat 68'minutes
  • 18BernatBooked at 64mins
  • 10Robben
  • 19GötzeSubstituted forRibéryat 53'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 25Müller

Substitutes

  • 5Benatia
  • 7Ribéry
  • 9Lewandowski
  • 14Pizarro
  • 20Rode
  • 23Reina
  • 31Schweinsteiger
Referee:
Tobias Welz
Attendance:
49,000

Match Stats

Home TeamHannoverAway TeamBayern Munich
Possession
Home21%
Away79%
Shots
Home3
Away13
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Hannover 96 1, FC Bayern München 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hannover 96 1, FC Bayern München 3.

Attempt blocked. David Alaba (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rafinha.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Salif Sané.

Attempt blocked. Jerome Boateng (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

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

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

Foul by Hiroshi Kiyotake (Hannover 96).

Booking

Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München).

Leonardo Bittencourt (Hannover 96) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by João Pereira.

Attempt missed. Joselu (Hannover 96) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by João Pereira following a fast break.

Booking

Leonardo Bittencourt (Hannover 96) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Leonardo Bittencourt (Hannover 96).

Substitution

Substitution, Hannover 96. Didier Ya Konan replaces Manuel Schmiedebach.

Juan Bernat (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Leonardo Bittencourt (Hannover 96).

Goal!

Goal! Hannover 96 1, FC Bayern München 3. Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Franck Ribéry with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Bastian Schweinsteiger replaces Xabi Alonso.

Substitution

Substitution, Hannover 96. Edgar Prib replaces Jimmy Briand.

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

Foul by Jimmy Briand (Hannover 96).

Juan Bernat (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dangerous play by Jimmy Briand (Hannover 96).

Booking

Juan Bernat (FC Bayern München) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Juan Bernat (FC Bayern München).

Manuel Schmiedebach (Hannover 96) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Hannover 96 1, FC Bayern München 2. Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (FC Bayern München).

Penalty FC Bayern München. Robert Lewandowski draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Marcelo (Hannover 96) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Hannover 96. Joselu replaces Artur Sobiech.

Foul by Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München).

Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover 96) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Franck Ribéry replaces Mario Götze.

Attempt missed. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Rafinha with a cross.

Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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