Bayern Munich continues to perform at the highest level after thrashing their hosts Werder Bremen with seven goals, to extend their unbeaten Bundesliga record to 40 consecutive matches and maintaining their 4 points lead over second place Bayer Leverkusen.
The Bavarian giants took control of the match from the start, creating chances and dominating possession and playing like they were at their own stadium. It didn’t take them long to take the lead when French winger Franck Ribery sent a a cross into the penalty area after dribbling past the defenders, and before the ball reached the feet of Bayern players, Bremen defender Assani Lukimya sent the ball into his own net giving Bayern their first goal of the night. Only six minutes later Bayern scored their second goal through defender Daniel van Buyten with an exquisite header following a corner assisted by Toni Kroos. Franck Ribery added the third goal 7 minutes from halftime after he received a lovely pass from Thomas Muller and put it calmly into Bremen’s net. Halftime ended with Bayern leading 3 to nil.
In the second half, things didn’t change and despite Werder Bremen having a chance or two to score a goal Bayern were clearly bossing the pitch. Striker Mario Mandzukic added the fourth goal after he received a nice pass from Ribery putting an end to a good number of wasted chances by himself. Then it was time for Thomas Muller to sign on Bayern’s fifth goal with a brilliant one touch shot assisted by the talented Mario Gotze. Bayern unleashed their appetite for scoring and added another goal scored by Franck Ribery, signing on his second goal for the night following a lovely build up from substitute Claudio Pizarro and Thomas Muller that seemed like they were doing some Playstation video games magic. The last goal of the night came in at the last minute of the match from Gotze who made a beautiful run and scored Bayern’s seventh goal of night following a pass from the Superb Thomas Muller.
Bayern Munich reached their 41st point with 13 wins, 2 draws and no loss so far. Breaking their undefeated record and reaching 40 unbeaten matches in a row and 26 unbeaten away matches. The blistering form of Franck Ribery compensated the missing of injured winger Arjen Robben, and with this Bayern team that have so much depth in their squad, with any key player missing there are others who can step in and put on a display that would leave wondering if there are any starters missing from the team. 0-7 win with the absence of captain Philipp Lahm, vice-captain Bastian Schweinsteiger, winger Arjen Robben and midfielder Javi Martinez who all are important players in the Bayern starting line-up.
Bayern will host Manchester City at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday for the last round of the Champions League group stage. Despite Franck Ribery named man of the match, Thomas Muller had a massive match and was involved in almost all of Bayern’s goals as he proves to be one of the most decisive players in the world, yet one of the most underrated.
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2013
Venue: Weserstadion, Bremen
Kickoff: 13:30 GMT
Bremen 0:7 Bayern
Lukimya (OG 21′), Buyten (27′), Ribery (38′, 82′), Mandzukic (60′), Muller (68′), Gotze (90′)
Yellow Cards: Boateng 32′, Caldirola 39′, Makiadi 45′, Di Santo 58′, Buyten 66′, Lukimya 77′
Red Cards: None
Fritz, Lukimya, Caldirola, Garcia
Selassie, Makiadi (Bargfrede 61′)
Elia, Hunt (Yildirim 71′), Santo (Ekici 61′)
Rafina, Boateng (Dante 61′), Buyten, Alaba
Thiago (Pizarro 76′)
Muller, Gotze, Kroos (Kirchhoff 70′), Ribery
Man of the Match:
Bayern Munich: Franck Ribery
Trigging Bayern’s opening goal and scoring two goals and assisting another one, Ribery inspired Bayern’s win and despite being sidelined for a broken rib his form wasn’t affected as he came back as strong as ever.