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Wolfsburg 1 Bayern 3

Commanding Bayern draw level at the top

Bayern’s tremendous winning run continued away to Wolfsburg on Saturday, as the men in red ruthlessly put away their chances to kill off the out-of-sorts champions with something to spare, simultaneously exacting revenge for last term’s painful 5-1 defeat on the same ground.

The 28,000 full house at the Volkswagen Arena saw the visitors roar off the blocks through Arjen Robben after just two minutes, Daniel van Buyten doubling the advantage midway through the first half. Robben hit the post just seconds after the restart, and sub Franck Ribery was the last Bayern man involved when Andrea Barzagli put through his own goal to make it 3-0 on the hour.

Wolfsburg’s woe was compounded when Jörg Butt comfortably saved Grafite’s penalty on an afternoon when the only charge which could be levelled at the Bavarians was a touch of complacency towards the end, as chances went begging and Grafite was allowed to net a last-minute consolation for the otherwise dismal home team.

Bayern’s eighth straight win in the league, combined with Leverkusen’s 1-1 draw in Bochum, means Munich move level with Bayer at the top of the standings on 45 points from 21 matches, but remain second with a goal difference of +27 to their rivals’ +29.