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Bayern 4 Hoffenheim 0

Robben magic inspires emphatic home win

Bayern cemented their position as the best home team in the Bundesliga with a comprehensive and fully merited victory over toothless Hoffenheim on Saturday, as the men from Munich made it three goals or more for the seventh home game in a row.

The 69,000 capacity crowd at the Allianz Arena saw Mario Gomez and Thomas Müller hand the champions a two-goal lead before the quarter-hour was up, and although the visitors made a game of it after that, the home side were comfortably superior in every area of the field up to half-time.

Arjen Robben added a glorious third on the hour to banish any lingering doubts about the destination of the points, and the Dutch superstar topped that ten minutes from the end with a sublime curler whipped into the top corner, sealing a thoroughly comfortable margin of victory for the champions.

The win means Louis van Gaal’s men climb to third in the standings overnight on 39 points from 22 matches, still 13 points off leaders Dortmund and three behind Leverkusen in second. The Bavarians are on the road again in their next fixture, and revenge is in the air next Saturday when the Bavarians travel to Mainz, the only club to win in Munich this term.