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Allianz Arena (ATT 71,000) 1st March 2014 - Kick off 17:30 Ref: D Drees

Bay Munich Bayern Munich vs Schalke Schalke

Bay Munich 5

D Alaba (3)
A Robben (15, 28, pen 77)
M Mandzukic (24)


Schalke 1

Rafinha (og 64)
K Papadopoulos (S/O 76)

Bayern add to Schalke woes

Last Updated: 01/03/14 8:26pm

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Arjen Robben nets from the penalty spot

Arjen Robben nets from the penalty spot

Bayern Munich compounded Schalke's woes at the end of a week to forget for the Royal Blues as they went down 5-1 at the Allianz Arena.

After conceding six in the Champions League at home to Real Madrid in midweek, the last thing Schalke would have wanted was to be four goals behind after only 28 minutes.

David Alaba, Arjen Robben (2) and Mario Mandzukic put Bayern in control of the game before a charitable Rafinha own goal gave Schalke some scant consolation.

Robben then completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot after Kyriakos Papadopoulos was shown a red card to round off another bad day at the office for Schalke.

Visiting coach Jens Keller joked that he would be parking a bus in front of the goal, but he needed something bigger than that to cope with the runaway Bundesliga leaders.

After only four minutes, a deflected Alaba effort looped past Ralf Fahrmann and the writing was already on the wall for a Royal Blues side still reeling from a 6-1 home defeat to Real on Wednesday.

It was two soon after as Robben came in characteristically from the right to beat Fahrmann.

Mandzukic made it three in the 24th minute from close range before Robben again scored in his predictable yet seemingly unstoppable style.

Schalke defender Benedikt Howedes screamed at his team-mates, who tightened up as the wave of Bayern pressure showed no sign of abating.

Things could hardly get much worse for Schalke, who reacted with pride in the second half, Julian Draxler tricking his way to the goal line and pulling the ball back for Klaas Jan Huntelaar to shoot wide.

Former Schalke defender Rafinha did them a favour by turning a corner into his own goal past an irate Manuel Neuer, who conceded against his ex-club for the first time in his career.

At the other end, Fahrmann made four stunning stops to deny Mandzukic twice, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Mario Gotze, but he was powerless to prevent Robben from making it five from the spot after Papadopoulos barged Mandzukic to the ground, earning a harsh red card.

Claudio Pizarro then almost condemned Schalke to a second 6-1 defeat in four days, but he was wasteful with his chance.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 34 90
2 Borussia Dortmund 34 71
3 Schalke 34 64
4 Bayer Leverkusen 34 61
5 Wolfsburg 34 60
6 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 55
7 Mainz 34 53
8 FC Augsburg 34 52
9 Hoffenheim 34 44
10 Hannover 96 34 42
11 Hertha Berlin 34 41
12 Werder Bremen 34 39
13 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 36
14 SC Freiburg 34 36
15 Stuttgart 34 32
16 Hamburg 34 27
17 FC Nurnberg 34 26
18 Eintracht Braunschweig 34 25