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Volkswagen Arena (ATT 30,000) 8th March 2014 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: Tobias Welz

Wolfsburg Wolfsburg vs Bayern Munich Bay Munich

Wolfsburg 1

Naldo (17)


Bay Munich 6

X Shaqiri (26)
T Muller (63, 78)
M Mandzukic (66, 80)
F Ribery (71)

Bayern blitz woeful Wolfsburg

Last Updated: 08/03/14 6:18pm

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Thomas Mueller celebrates one of his three goals

Thomas Mueller celebrates one of his three goals

Bayern Munich underlined their Bundesliga superiority once again, coming from behind to beat Wolfsburg 6-1 at the VW-Arena.

Naldo gave the Wolves the lead, but a Thomas Muller hat-trick and two goals from Mario Mandzukic helped Bayern to another win, sending out a clear warning to their next opponents Arsenal, in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Franck Ribery was also on target as he marked his comeback with a goal in yet another demonstration of the strength of the champions elect.

The game was at risk until only a few hours before kick-off due to an electrical blackout in the region, but the power supply was restored in time, and it was Wolfsburg who sparked into life first.

Taking the game to their visitors rather than allowing them to let their possession play frustrate them, they took the lead in the 17th minute.

Ricardo Rodriguez's corner did not lead to anything, but he was given another chance from the left, this time pulling the ball back to Kevin De Bruyne, who instinctively chipped it to the far post, where Naldo was lunging in to score ahead of David Alaba.

The goal stung Bayern, who hit back soon after. Dante's shot was blocked on the line before Jerome Boateng's follow-up was also blocked.

Xherdan Shaqiri was next up and his effort was scooped out, possibly from behind the line, by Benaglio - but only to Muller, who made sure from close range.

Wolfsburg were not without their chances to take the lead again, but a dithering Maximilian Arnold wasted the best of them when, after exchanging passes with Bas Dost, he had a clear view of goal, but chose to shift the ball onto his left foot and allowed Jerome Boateng to close the gap and block.

De Bruyne's weak shot with his right foot was another wasted chance, and a ruthless Bayern made them pay in the second half.

Muller missed the target when it seemed easier to score on the hour mark, but he made up for it three minutes later when a Thiago Alcantara pass dissected the Wolfsburg defence and he took the ball round Benaglio before slotting it into the unguarded goal.

Mandzukic wrapped up Bayern's latest win, stroking in a Rafinha cross first time from near the penalty spot - refusing to celebrate the moment against his former side.

Ribery added the third after Robben dribbled his way past Benaglio, but found the angle too tight to score. He instead cut the ball back and teed up the Frenchman, who drilled in a low shot past two defenders.

Neuer denied Bas Dost before Muller met Robben's cross to head in Bayern's fifth.

There was still time for another for Mandzukic as the Wolves conceded six for the second week running. Muller's low cross was an open invitation for the Croatian, sliding in at the far post to complete the rout.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 29 73
2 Wolfsburg 29 61
3 Bayer Leverkusen 29 54
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 29 54
5 Schalke 30 42
6 FC Augsburg 29 42
7 Werder Bremen 29 38
8 Mainz 30 37
9 Hoffenheim 29 37
10 Borussia Dortmund 29 36
11 Eintracht Frankfurt 29 36
12 Cologne 29 34
13 Hertha Berlin 29 34
14 SC Freiburg 29 29
15 Hannover 96 29 29
16 SC Paderborn 07 29 27
17 Stuttgart 29 26
18 Hamburg 29 25