German Bundesliga
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Muller and Thiago double up for Bayern

Thiago Alcantara celebrates scoring for Bayern Munich
Thiago Alcantara scored his first Bundesliga goal since February, 2014

Thomas Muller and Thiago Alcantara both scored twice as Bayern Munich thumped Werder Bremen 5-0 to go eight points clear at the top of the Bundesliga.

Thiago turned in a cross from outstanding winger Kingsley Coman to put Bayern ahead after nine minutes.

Coman set up Muller to volley in his 26th goal of the season before Muller steered in the third after the break.

Substitute Robert Lewandowski raced clear for the fourth before Thiago tapped in from another Coman assist.

Second-placed Borussia Dortmund play at home to Mainz on Sunday (16:00 GMT).

Thomas Muller scores for Bayern Munich against Werder Bremen
Thomas Muller is enjoying his best goalscoring season for Bayern Munich with his 27 goals surpassing the total he managed in 2013/14
Thomas Muller scores a second goal for Bayern Munich against Werder Bremen
Muller's second goal followed a stunning volley from Arjen Robben which was saved by Felix Wiedwald

Bayern, who rested Arjen Robben, Arturo Vidal and Douglas Costa, are at home to Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday night with the last-16 tie level at 2-2 from the first leg.

Pep Guardiola's side will go into that game on course for a fourth successive domestic title as they won for the first time in three Bundesliga games.

Werder Bremen had won their previous two league games and lost just one of their last five to enhance their prospects of avoiding relegation.

But they were also below full-strength, notably missing former Bayern striker Claudio Pizarro, and were no threat to the champions who had chances to make their 12th league home win in 13 attempts more emphatic.

The two sides meet again in the semi-finals of the German Cup in April.

Robert Lewandowski scores for Bayern Munich
Robert Lewandowski's goal was his 33rd of the season

What they said

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola: "People think it's easy to win 5-0, but every game is like a final for us to stay ahead of Dortmund."

Bremen coach Viktor Skripnik: "No matter what team comes here, if they have 20 or 30 per cent ball possession, it looks like they don't want to (compete). We did everything. Bayern are Bayern."


Bayern Munich

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Neuer
  • 21Lahm
  • 32KimmichSubstituted forFerreira de Souzaat 68'minutes
  • 5Benatia
  • 27Alaba
  • 14Alonso
  • 29Coman
  • 19GötzeSubstituted forRodeat 54'minutes
  • 6Thiago Alcántara
  • 7RibéryBooked at 35mins
  • 25MüllerSubstituted forLewandowskiat 74'minutes


  • 9Lewandowski
  • 11Douglas Costa
  • 13Ferreira de Souza
  • 18Bernat
  • 20Rode
  • 23Vidal
  • 26Ulreich

Werder Bremen

Formation 5-4-1

  • 42Wiedwald
  • 23Gebre SelassieBooked at 25mins
  • 4Gálvez
  • 7Vestergaard
  • 3DjilobodjiBooked at 67mins
  • 2GarcíaSubstituted forGarcíaat 77'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 5Yatabaré
  • 13VeljkovicSubstituted forLorenzenat 45'minutes
  • 27Grillitsch
  • 11ÖztunaliSubstituted forKleinheislerat 45'minutes
  • 21Ujah


  • 6Kleinheisler
  • 18Tremmel
  • 20García
  • 28Lorenzen
  • 29Guwara
  • 35Eggestein
  • 39Fröde
Guido Winkmann

Match Stats

Home TeamBayern MunichAway TeamWerder Bremen
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Bayern München 5, SV Werder Bremen 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 5, SV Werder Bremen 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! FC Bayern München 5, SV Werder Bremen 0. Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kingsley Coman.

  4. Post update

    Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Ulisses García.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Alaba (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Philipp Lahm.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! FC Bayern München 4, SV Werder Bremen 0. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Sebastian Rode (FC Bayern München).

  8. Post update

    Jannik Vestergaard (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Booking

    Ulisses García (SV Werder Bremen) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Ulisses García (SV Werder Bremen).

  13. Post update

    Corner, SV Werder Bremen. Conceded by Thiago Alcántara.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München).

  15. Post update

    Theodor Gebre Selassie (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, SV Werder Bremen. Ulisses García replaces Santiago García.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Bayern München. Robert Lewandowski replaces Thomas Müller.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Medhi Benatia (FC Bayern München).

  19. Post update

    Sambou Yatabaré (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 12th March 2016

  • Bayern MunichBayern Munich5Werder BremenWerder Bremen0
  • B MgladbachBorussia Mönchengladbach3FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt0
  • IngolstadtFC Ingolstadt3StuttgartVfB Stuttgart3
  • HannoverHannover 960Köln1. FC Köln2
  • DarmstadtDarmstadt 982AugsburgFC Augsburg2
  • Hoffenheim1899 Hoffenheim1WolfsburgVfL Wolfsburg0

As It Stood

1Bayern Munich26213264135166
2B Dortmund25184359253458
3Hertha Berlin2613673526945
4B Mgladbach261331053421142
8B Leverkusen2510693633336
15Werder Bremen2676133553-1827
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