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Three of a kind, all aces

Toni, Klose and Ribéry hit the goal trail

Bayern should arguably have already been three goals clear when Energie Cottbus opened the scoring out of the blue last Saturday, but the champions recovered to win the game 4-1, largely thanks to three forwards who between them have scored seven of the club’s last eight Bundesliga goals, the potent Toni-Klose-Ribéry combination.

Unstoppable Franck Ribéry
The Frenchman again provided the colourful moments in the match, not least due to his new rose-coloured boots. Ribéry has been in increasingly scintillating form since returning from injury in late September, and set a new club record for the season on Saturday with 127 touches of the ball, beating Philipp Lahm’s previous best of 112 against Bochum. Even more importantly, he scored for the sixth game in succession, a sublime twenty-yard free-kick into the top corner to tie the game up at 1-1. “It was a dream effort,” Jürgen Klinsmann enthused.