Created on 24-09-2011 at 00:00 AM
Bayern made it nine wins on the trot without conceding a goal in a convincing home victory on Saturday over last season’s runners-up Bayer Leverkusen, whose dreadful run at the Olympic Stadium and Allianz Arena now stretches to 22 visits without a win. Jupp Heynckes’ current side comfortably saw off his previous team and will now be extremely confident as they prepare to face Manchester City on Tuesday.
The 69,000 full house in the north of Munich saw Thomas Müller open the scoring early on and Daniel van Buyten rattle in a second on 19 minutes, as the home side put themselves in a commanding position before half-time. The Bavarians comfortably controlled their lacklustre opponents after the break, with a huge cheer reserved for Arjen Robben’s comeback as a late substitute, the Dutchman marking his return with a last-minute goal in a perfect end to on another very satisfactory afternoon from a Munich point of view.
The result means FCB, who now boast a new record goal difference for this stage of the campaign at +20, have 18 points from their seven matches so far, ensuring they retain their two-point advantage at the top of the Bundesliga over chief pursuers Borussia Mönchengladbach. The men in red now immediately turn their focus to the first truly titanic clash of the season, the visit of Premier League giants City to Munich in Champions League Group A on Tuesday.