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Allianz Arena (ATT 71,000) 30th November 2013 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: Tobias Stieler

Bay Munich Bayern Munich vs Eintracht Braunschweig E Braunschweig

Bay Munich 2

A Robben (2, 30)


E Braunschweig 0

No stopping Bayern Munich

Last Updated: 30/11/13 5:08pm

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Domi Kumbela holds off Javi Martinez

Domi Kumbela holds off Javi Martinez

Arjen Robben maintained Bayern Munich's blistering pace at the top of the Bundesliga with both goals in a 2-0 win over bottom-placed Eintracht Braunschweig on Saturday.

It looked set to be a struggle to leave Munich with pride intact for Braunschweig when Robben scored in only the second minute.

The Dutchman added a second on the half-hour mark, but Braunschweig did not fall apart and instead kept the scoreline down to a respectable two, although Bayern appeared to take their foot off the gas towards the end.

Less than two minutes had been played when Robben gave Bayern the lead, confirming Braunschweig's worst fears on the eve of the game.

Mario Gotze sent the ball forward for Robben, who took it down well before striking against the post, seeing the ball bounce back and up for him to head in.

If Braunschweig had started the game with 10 men behind the ball, that became 11 as they tried to keep Bayern at bay.

They withheld until the 30th minute when Toni Kroos set up Robben, who cut inside in ominous fashion before providing a typical finish.

Bayern held the ball among their ranks, reaching an astonishing 82 per cent possession at one stage.

Only in the second half did the European champions start to take it a little easier, and they almost conceded when Marco Caligiuri's shot took a deflection off Dante, but Manuel Neuer managed to keep the ball out.

Dominik Kumbela posed a threat to Neuer's goal later with David Alaba making a fine clearance from just in front of the goal to save his goalkeeper, but Bayern's lead - and another three points - were never really in any doubt.

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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