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Allianz Arena 24th November 2012 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: F Zwayer

Bay Munich Bayern Munich vs Hannover 96 Hannover

Bay Munich 5

Javi Martinez (3)
T Kroos (24)
F Ribery (37)
Dante (63)
M Gomez (67)

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Toni Kroos celebrates a second for Bayern

Toni Kroos celebrates a second for Bayern

Javi Martinez scored his first goal for Bayern Munich as they dismantled Hannover with ease at the Allianz Arena to power on at the top of the Bundesliga.

Martinez opened the scoring in the fourth minute before Toni Kroos and Franck Ribery made it three before half-time.

Dante and Mario Gomez wrapped up victory in the second half with Hannover, whose coach Mirko Slomka is strongly regarded as the main candidate to replace Jupp Heynckes on the Bayern bench next season, unable to make any impression on the scoreline.

Spain international Martinez opened his account for Bayern in fine style with an overhead kick from Bastian Schweinsteiger's header in the fourth minute.

The home side stamped their authority on the game, refusing to allow Hannover to create any danger, and deservedly doubled their lead in the 24th minute when Philipp Lahm's cross was met by an another acrobatic effort, this time from Kroos, to beat Ron-Robert Zieler.

The game was over 13 minutes later when Ribery made it three.

Thomas Muller was the provider for the Frenchman, who skipped past a Hannover defender before providing a cool finish.

Slomka brought Mohammed Abdellaoue on for the second half, but it was still Bayern posing the biggest threat with Ribery and Mario Mandzukic both missing chances.

Dante did not waste his first chance of the game in the 63rd minute, though, as he headed in Kroos' free-kick to make it four with Zieler unable to keep the ball out.

Gomez was sent on for Mandzukic to make his first Bundesliga appearance of the season, and less than a minute after taking to the field, he scored his first goal of the campaign.

Kroos was involved in creating the opportunity, but Gomez still had work to do as he held off the challenge of Karim Haggui and slotted the ball in from a tight angle to complete the rout.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 17 45
2 Wolfsburg 17 34
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