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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 18 45
2 Wolfsburg 18 37
3 Bayer Leverkusen 17 28
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 17 27
5 Schalke 17 27
6 FC Augsburg 17 27
7 Hoffenheim 17 26
8 Hannover 96 17 24
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 17 23
10 SC Paderborn 07 17 19
11 Cologne 17 19
12 Mainz 17 18
13 Hertha Berlin 17 18
14 Hamburg 17 17
15 Stuttgart 17 17
16 Werder Bremen 17 17
17 Borussia Dortmund 17 15
18 SC Freiburg 17 15