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Bayern Munich 4-0 Hannover 96

Arjen Robben and Robert Lewandowski celebrate

Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben both scored twice to help Bayern Munich thrash Hannover and go four points clear at the top of the Bundesliga.

Lewandowski controlled a Rafinha pass to fire the first before Robben pounced on a mistake to double Bayern's lead.

Juan Bernat set up Lewandowski's second and Robben completed the rout with a trademark solo goal.

Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund's poor start to the league season continued as they lost 1-0 at home to Hamburg.

Lewandowski joined Bayern from Dortmund in pre-season but had only netted twice in his first six league games.

Two crisp finishes will boost the Polish striker's confidence, while at the other end Pep Guardiola's team have now gone seven games without conceding a goal.

It is a different story for Dortmund, as last season's runners-up slumped to their fourth defeat in seven games just three days after their 3-0 victory over Anderlecht in the Champions League.

Pierre-Michel Lasogga scored the winning goal in the 35th minute after an Adrian Ramos mistake as Dortmund dropped to 13th on seven points, 10 behind Bayern after only seven games.

Elsewhere, Hoffenheim went second in the table with a 2-1 victory over Schalke, Bayer Leverkusen salvaged a 2-2 draw against 10-man Paderborn with a 90th-minute Karim Bellarabi equaliser and Werder Bremen drew 1-1 with fellow strugglers Freiburg.

Line-ups

Bayern Munich

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Neuer
  • 5Benatia
  • 4Costa Santos
  • 27Alaba
  • 13Ferreira de Souza
  • 21LahmSubstituted forRodeat 75'minutes
  • 3AlonsoSubstituted forGaudinoat 82'minutes
  • 18Bernat
  • 10Robben
  • 9Lewandowski
  • 11ShaqiriSubstituted forPizarroat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Pizarro
  • 16Gaudino
  • 17Boateng
  • 19Götze
  • 20Rode
  • 23Reina
  • 25Müller

Hannover

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Zieler
  • 25Guedes Filho
  • 20Trevizan Martins
  • 19Schulz
  • 4H Sakai
  • 8Schmiedebach
  • 6Gülselam
  • 28KiyotakeSubstituted forSchlaudraffat 72'minutes
  • 3AlbornozSubstituted forPanderat 45'minutes
  • 9Sobiech
  • 11JoseluSubstituted forBittencourtat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Schlaudraff
  • 18Stankevicius
  • 21Briand
  • 24Pander
  • 32Bittencourt
  • 35Hirsch
  • 39Almer
Referee:
Daniel Siebert
Attendance:
71,000

Match Stats

Home TeamBayern MunichAway TeamHannover
Possession
Home70%
Away30%
Shots
Home23
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away1
Fouls
Home4
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Bayern München 4, Hannover 96 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 4, Hannover 96 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Gianluca Gaudino (FC Bayern München).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Ron-Robert Zieler.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Sebastian Rode.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Christian Schulz (Hannover 96).

  10. Post update

    Sebastian Rode (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ceyhun Gülselam (Hannover 96).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Offside, FC Bayern München. Robert Lewandowski tries a through ball, but Claudio Pizarro is caught offside.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Artur Sobiech (Hannover 96) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ceyhun Gülselam.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Bayern München. Gianluca Gaudino replaces Xabi Alonso.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Claudio Pizarro (FC Bayern München) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Juan Bernat.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Artur Sobiech (Hannover 96) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Hiroki Sakai.

  18. Post update

    Xabi Alonso (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ceyhun Gülselam (Hannover 96).

  20. Goal!

    Goal! FC Bayern München 4, Hannover 96 0. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 4th October 2014

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