Created on 08-12-2012 at 00:00 AM
Bayern pulled 11 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga overnight with a composed and fully merited victory away to struggling Bavarian rivals FC Augsburg on Saturday, Thomas Müller and Mario Gomez scoring the goals for Jupp Heynckes’ disciplined and focused team.
The 30,660 capacity crowd at the SGL-Arena in Augsburg saw the league leaders dominate possession in the first half but struggle to create clear-cut chances against the courageous home side, Müller finally opening the scoring form the penalty spot with five minutes to go until the break.
The visitors upped the pace after the restart and doubled the advantage after 63 minutes, Gomez scoring from a Franck Ribery lay-off just two minutes after coming on as a sub. The dominant men in red might have had more as the game wore on but for a touch of careless finishing in the closing stages.
The result means Bayern now have 41 points from 16 matches and an extraordinary goal difference of plus 37. The men from Munich lie 11 points clear of Bayer Leverkusen, although the Rhineland side play their game in hand tomorrow, and are fully 14 ahead of champions Dortmund. FCB complete their league programme for the first half of the season at home to Borussia Mönchengladbach next Friday.