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Nurnberg FC Nurnberg vs Bayern Munich Bay Munich

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M Mandzukic (18)
P Lahm (49)

Bayern Munich march on

Last Updated: 08/02/14 5:38pm

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Philipp Lahm celebrates scoring for Bayern Munich

Philipp Lahm celebrates scoring for Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich extended their unbeaten streak to 45 games with a 2-0 victory in the Bavarian derby at Nurnberg.

After a bright start from the hosts, Mario Mandzukic put Bayern ahead in the 18th minute.

After two injury-enforced alterations Nurnberg lost their shape and Bayern took control of the game, going close numerous times to making it two before Philipp Lahm sealed victory number 18 of the season on the hour mark.

Nurnberg started well and nearly took the lead in the fourth minute when Hiroshi Kiyotake hit the top of the crossbar with an acrobatic effort.

It was close, like Daniel Ginczek in the first Bavarian derby this season when he also hit the crossbar, but not close enough for a side who have hit the woodwork more than any other in the Bundesliga this season.

Josip Drmic wasted another good chance for Nurnberg with only Manuel Neuer to beat and it seemed inevitable that they would be punished by the runaway league leaders just as soon as they built an attack of their own.

That came in the 18th minute, and Bayern took full advantage with David Alaba's cross volleyed in by Mandzukic.

After losing Timothy Chandler to an injury early on, Nurnberg then lost Ginczek to another injury soon after Mandzukic's goal and Bayern slowly started to gain control of proceedings.

Raphael Schafer prevented Mandzukic from making it two with a diving header after Arjen Robben hit the post and Thomas Muller struck the crossbar with the rebound.

Nurnberg no longer looked capable of finding a way back into the game, and their chances were reduced further when Lahm netted his first Bundesliga goal since December 2010.

Mandzukic unselfishly crossed to his defender-turned-midfielder, who chipped the ball in from close range to restore Bayern's 13-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 30 78
2 Borussia Dortmund 30 61
3 Schalke 30 58
4 Bayer Leverkusen 30 51
5 Wolfsburg 30 50
6 Borussia Monchengladbach 30 49
7 Mainz 30 47
8 FC Augsburg 30 42
9 Hoffenheim 30 40
10 Hertha Berlin 30 37
11 Eintracht Frankfurt 31 35
12 Hannover 96 31 35
13 Werder Bremen 30 33
14 SC Freiburg 30 32
15 Stuttgart 30 28
16 Hamburg 30 27
17 FC Nurnberg 30 26
18 Eintracht Braunschweig 30 25