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Bayern down Schalke 3-1, Wolfsburg crush Bremen

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 Nov 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Berlin, Nov 22: Bavarian football giants Bayern Munich edged Schalke 3-1 to extend the lead atop the standings while third-placed VfL Wolfsburg clean swept SV Werder Bremen 6-0 at the 13th round of Bundesliga.

Schalke were on Saturday able to hold the pace with Bayern until the break. Things changed after the interval as Bayern picked up the pace to secure the win thanks to Javi Martinez and Thomas Mueller, reports Xinhua.

Bayern caught a bright start at Schalke as David Alaba opened the scoring with a deflected shot into the top right corner in the 9th minute.

The “Royal Blues” remained unimpressed and restored parity though Max Mayer, who made use of Leroy Sane’s build-up play to beat Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer into the bottom right corner with 17 minutes into the encounter.

Schalke gained momentum with the equaliser, giving uninspired Bayern a hard time to work out promising opportunities.

Nevertheless, after the restart Schalke remained passive and kept all their players behind the ball. As a consequence, Bayern took the rein to grab the lead for the second time as Arjen Robben’s cross into the box found Martinez in the 69th minute.

Schalke were shocked whilst Bayern kept it bowling to add another goal to their lead after Mueller’s low shot into the far post corner beat Schalke keeper Ralf Faehrmann for the fil score.

Bayern’s 12th win at the 13th round increase their advantage to eight points atop the table while Schalke slip from the fifth to the seventh place.

Wolfsburg showed no mercy and crushed Bremen 6-0 to defend the third place in the standings.

The “Wolves” took over from the beginning and pressed the visitors into defense. It took only 12 minutes before Wolfsburg grabbed the lead as Bremen defender Alejandro Galvez cleared Christian Traesch’s cross into his own goal.

The hosts continued their relentless run on Bremen’s goal yet they had to wait until the 44th minute before Max Kruse headed home for the 2-0 lead following Vieirinha’s free kick cross into the box.

After the restart, the hosts started where they left off as Vieirinha got his me again on the scoreboard after volleying home Marcel Schaefer’s cross to the far post in the 56th minute.

Bremen were uble to put up some resistance meanwhile Wolfsburg still weren’t done with the scoring. Substitutes Joshua Guilavogui and Bas Dost made it 5-0 before Max Kruse wrapped up his brace to round off the 6-0 win on home soil. IANS

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