Created on 06-10-2012 at 00:00 AM
With a fifth of the season gone, Bayern are sitting very pretty indeed on top of the Bundesliga after beating Hoffenheim on Saturday and equalling the all-time league record with seven wins from their first seven fixtures. On-fire Franck Ribery starred with a brace, as Jupp Heynckes’ side bounced back convincingly from their first defeat of the season in Belarus last Tuesday.
The 71,000 crowd at the Allianz Arena saw an unusually even first quarter of an hour as the visitors launched a series of raids on the home goal, but after Ribery opened the scoring with a brilliant solo effort on 19 minutes, FCB controlled the play at will.
Bayern’s France superstar doubled the lead just two minutes after the restart and it was plain sailing from then on, Ribery leaving the field to a standing ovation as the Bavarians sealed the win and ensured tomorrow’s team trip to the Oktoberfest will be a pleasant and happy one.
The result means Bayern proudly boast the maximum 21 points from seven games and extend their lead in the standings over Eintracht Frankfurt to five points, although the side in second do not play until Sunday. The Bundesliga now takes a two-week break, before FCB return to action away to promoted Fortuna Düsseldorf on Saturday 20 October.