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AOL-Arena (ATT 57,000) 3rd November 2012 - Kick off 17:30 Ref: K Kircher

Hamburg Hamburg vs Bayern Munich Bay Munich


Bay Munich 3

B Schweinsteiger (40)
T Muller (48)
T Kroos (53)

Three and easy for Bayern

Last Updated: 03/11/12 7:55pm

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Schweinsteiger: Gave Bayern Munich the lead

Schweinsteiger: Gave Bayern Munich the lead

Bayern Munich bounced back from last weekend's defeat at home to Bayer Leverkusen by demolishing Hamburg 3-0 in their own back yard.

Bastian Schweinsteiger gave the Bundesliga leaders the lead late in the first half and Thomas Muller and Toni Kroos wrapped up Bayern's ninth win in 10 games with two goals early in the second 45 minutes.

Hamburg were unable to respond as Bayern enjoyed the best possible preparations for their Champions League match with Lille in midweek.

Both sides clearly wanted to win the game, resulting in an entertaining opening with chances at both ends.

Rafael van der Vaart's shot was blocked in the 12th minute before Franck Ribery missed Bayern's first chance in the 26th minute, blazing a shot over the crossbar.

Bayern took the lead in the 40th minute when Muller's header gave Kroos possession, and he drifted wide of the goal. It looked like the chance had gone, but the Germany international had other ideas and lifted the ball from the goal line into the danger area where Schweinsteiger was waiting to head in.

Rene Adler could do nothing to keep Schweinsteiger's header out, but he responded well to prevent Mario Mandzukic from doubling Bayern's lead in the 47th minute.

A minute later, Ribery sent Muller through and he took advantage of some confusion between Adler and former Bayern defender Marcel Jansen to cut the ball into an unguarded goal from an almost impossible angle.

Five minutes later, Kroos added the third after exchanging passes with Ribery to bear down on Adler and beat him with a powerful left-footed shot.

Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes started to think of Wednesday's Champions League clash with Lille and took Kroos, Ribery and Luiz Gustavo off.

The changes did not weaken his side, although Hamburg never really put them to the test as their heads had dropped and they accepted defeat.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 31 76
2 Wolfsburg 31 62
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 31 60
4 Bayer Leverkusen 31 58
5 Schalke 31 45
6 FC Augsburg 31 43
7 Werder Bremen 31 42
8 Hoffenheim 31 41
9 Borussia Dortmund 31 40
10 Mainz 31 37
11 Cologne 31 36
12 Eintracht Frankfurt 31 36
13 Hertha Berlin 31 34
14 Hamburg 31 31
15 SC Paderborn 07 31 31
16 SC Freiburg 31 30
17 Hannover 96 31 30
18 Stuttgart 31 27