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Weserstadion (ATT 42,100) 29th September 2012 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: M Weiner

W Bremen Werder Bremen vs Bayern Munich Bay Munich

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Luiz Gustavo (81)
M Mandzukic (83)

Bayern notch sixth straight win

Last Updated: 29/09/12 6:50pm

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Luiz Gustavo opened the scoring for Bayern

Luiz Gustavo opened the scoring for Bayern

Bayern Munich left it late to win 2-0 and continue their perfect start to the season with a sixth straight Bundesliga win at Werder Bremen.

Luiz Gustavo and Mario Mandzukic scored the goals in the last 10 minutes as Jupp Heynckes' side extended their lead at the top of the table with an eighth win in eight competitive games this season.

Although Bremen had matched the Bavarians for much of the game, their late collapse cost them dearly as they slumped to 11 points behind their opponents.

Claudio Pizarro was named in the Bayern starting XI against his former club with Mandzukic left on the bench as part of Heynckes' rotation policy.

Arjen Robben did not even travel to Bremen due to a knock, possibly also rested ahead of the midweek Champions League clash with BATE Borisov.

Dante thought he had put Bayern in front after half an hour with a looping header which went in off the right-hand post, but the linesman's flag was raised to deny the Bayern defender his first goal of the season.

Franck Ribery came close to breaking the deadlock in the 49th minute, but his shot bounced out to safety off the inside of the left-hand post.

In the 55th minute, Kevin De Bruyne's shot from distance was saved by Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

Ribery continued to cause trouble in and around the area, sending two shots wide of Mielitz's goal before Nils Petersen, on loan at Bremen from Bayern, missed a good chance at the other end.

Bremen's resistance finally broke in the 81st minute when Thomas Muller pulled the ball back to Gustavo, who did not appear to be posing too great a threat more than 20 yards out, but he lifted a shot over Mielitz with his left foot to give Bayern the lead.

Mandzukic made it 2-0 just minutes later when they broke after a Bremen corner was cleared with Ribery sending Xherdan Shaqiri down the left and his low cross was met by the Croatian forward, who had the goal gaping and was not going to miss it from 10 yards out.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 26 64
2 Wolfsburg 26 54
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 26 47
4 Bayer Leverkusen 26 45
5 Schalke 26 39
6 FC Augsburg 26 38
7 Hoffenheim 26 37
8 Eintracht Frankfurt 26 34
9 Werder Bremen 26 34
10 Borussia Dortmund 26 33
11 Mainz 26 30
12 Cologne 26 30
13 Hertha Berlin 26 29
14 Hannover 96 26 27
15 SC Freiburg 26 25
16 Hamburg 26 25
17 SC Paderborn 07 26 24
18 Stuttgart 26 23