German Bundesliga
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Bayern Munich 3-0 FC Schalke 04

Robert Lewandowski scores for Bayern Munich against Schalke
Robert Lewandowski, the Bundesliga's top scorer, has scored 27 league goals this season

Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich beat Schalke 3-0 to move within two more wins of a fourth successive Bundesliga title.

Lewandowski ended a four-game goalless run with two in 11 second-half minutes to make it 38 for the season, firing in on the turn and then heading home.

Arturo Vidal then side-footed Bayern's third as Pep Guardiola's side secured a fifth successive league win.

Second-placed Borussia Dortmund play at home to Hamburg on Sunday (14:30 BST).

Bayern were rarely threatened by a Schalke side whose hopes of Europa League qualification are continuing to fade, with just one win from their last five games.

Bayern, who overcame Benfica to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday night, are chasing a treble, with a German Cup semi-final to come at home to Werder Bremen next Tuesday night.

Arturo Vidal
Midfielder Arturo Vidal scored his third goal in four games

What they said

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola: "I was a footballer myself and I know how hard it is to play three days after a Champions League game.

"But that is no excuse. In the first half we didn't play for long periods and the difference between the first and second half was huge.

"I'm happy with the win and in the league we have taken a big step forward.

"Now we want to reach the cup final and I hope this game was a lesson for our players for Tuesday against Bremen."

Best of the rest

Bayer Leverkusen moved into third place in the table with a 3-0 win over struggling Eintracht Frankfurt.

They went above Hertha Berlin, who lost 2-1 at Hoffenheim as the home side boosted their survival hopes with a fourth win in five games.

Augsburg helped their fight against relegation with a 1-0 win over Stuttgart to give them a second successive victory.

And Werder Bremen, who are third from bottom, also kept in touch with the teams above them thanks to a first win in five matches against Wolfsburg.

Line-ups

Bayern Munich

  • 1Neuer
  • 13Ferreira de Souza
  • 5BenatiaSubstituted forKimmichat 63'minutes
  • 27Alaba
  • 18Bernat
  • 23VidalSubstituted forRodeat 78'minutes
  • 29Coman
  • 21Lahm
  • 19Götze
  • 11Douglas CostaSubstituted forRibéryat 68'minutes
  • 9Lewandowski

Substitutes

  • 4Tasci
  • 6Thiago Alcántara
  • 7Ribéry
  • 20Rode
  • 25Müller
  • 26Ulreich
  • 32Kimmich

Schalke

  • 1Fährmann
  • 27Riether
  • 33Neustädter
  • 32Matip
  • 3de Souza Paula Júnior
  • 23Højbjerg
  • 5GeisSubstituted forBelhandaat 69'minutes
  • 15Aogo
  • 19Sané
  • 25HuntelaarSubstituted forMeyerat 69'minutes
  • 13Choupo-MotingSubstituted forSchöpfat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Friedrich
  • 7Meyer
  • 9Di Santo
  • 11Belhanda
  • 20Kehrer
  • 21Schöpf
  • 35Nübel
Referee:
Tobias Welz
Attendance:
75,000

Match Stats

Home TeamBayern MunichAway TeamSchalke
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, FC Bayern München 3, FC Schalke 04 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 3, FC Schalke 04 0.

Attempt blocked. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (FC Schalke 04) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dennis Aogo with a cross.

Foul by Juan Bernat (FC Bayern München).

Júnior Caiçara (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, FC Bayern München. Franck Ribéry tries a through ball, but Mario Götze is caught offside.

Offside, FC Schalke 04. Alessandro Schöpf tries a through ball, but Max Meyer is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Schalke 04. Alessandro Schöpf replaces Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.

Attempt saved. Leroy Sané (FC Schalke 04) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting with a cross.

Attempt saved. Younes Belhanda (FC Schalke 04) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Sebastian Rode replaces Arturo Vidal.

Offside, FC Schalke 04. Max Meyer tries a through ball, but Júnior Caiçara is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Philipp Lahm.

Goal!

Goal! FC Bayern München 3, FC Schalke 04 0. Arturo Vidal (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Franck Ribéry.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Dennis Aogo.

Attempt blocked. Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mario Götze.

Offside, FC Schalke 04. Younes Belhanda tries a through ball, but Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Schalke 04. Younes Belhanda replaces Johannes Geis.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Schalke 04. Max Meyer replaces Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Franck Ribéry replaces Douglas Costa.

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

Foul by Joel Matip (FC Schalke 04).

Attempt saved. Leroy Sané (FC Schalke 04) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Júnior Caiçara.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.

Goal!

Goal! FC Bayern München 2, FC Schalke 04 0. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rafinha with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Joshua Kimmich replaces Medhi Benatia.

Mario Götze (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Roman Neustädter (FC Schalke 04).

Offside, FC Schalke 04. Júnior Caiçara tries a through ball, but Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is caught offside.

Corner, FC Schalke 04. Conceded by Juan Bernat.

Offside, FC Bayern München. Arturo Vidal tries a through ball, but Douglas Costa is caught offside.

Foul by Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München).

Joel Matip (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! FC Bayern München 1, FC Schalke 04 0. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Arturo Vidal with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Júnior Caiçara.

Attempt saved. Douglas Costa (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Arturo Vidal.

Attempt missed. Arturo Vidal (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Kingsley Coman.

Attempt saved. Mario Götze (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Philipp Lahm.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Joel Matip.

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

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 16th April 2016

  • Bayern MunichBayern Munich3SchalkeFC Schalke 040
  • B LeverkusenBayer 04 Leverkusen3FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt0
  • AugsburgFC Augsburg1StuttgartVfB Stuttgart0
  • DarmstadtDarmstadt 982IngolstadtFC Ingolstadt0
  • Werder BremenWerder Bremen3WolfsburgVfL Wolfsburg2
  • Hoffenheim1899 Hoffenheim2Hertha BerlinHertha Berlin1

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich30253272145878
2B Dortmund29215369303968
3B Leverkusen30156947331451
4Hertha Berlin3014794036449
5B Mgladbach301431359471245
6Mainz29136104036445
7Schalke30136114143-245
8Wolfsburg30109114241139
9Ingolstadt30109112733-639
10Darmstadt30811113444-1035
11Hamburg2997133540-534
12Köln29810112937-834
13Hoffenheim30810123545-1034
14Augsburg3089133848-1033
15Stuttgart3096154660-1433
16Werder Bremen3087154261-1931
17Frankfurt3069152949-2027
18Hannover3063212654-2821
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