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Bayern 2 Wolfsburg 0

Reds back on track with hard-fought win

Bayern shook off the disappointment of last Friday’s lacklustre performance in Moenchengladbach to register a 2-0 win over Wolfsburg that keeps the Reds at the top of the Bundesliga table.

In game that was rarely pretty and saw some fierce challenges from both sides, goals from Mario Gomez on the hour and Arjen Robben in stoppage time at the end clinched victory over a visiting side that only sporadically came out looking for a goal before they fell behind.

The returning Franck Ribéry added pace and ideas to Bayern’s game, and it was one of his many dribbling runs that produced the free-kick leading to the first goal. Gomez might have eased Bayern’s nerves by scoring early on, but it was his strength in the penalty area that resulted in the breakthrough.