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Played
November 30, 2013 8:00 PM IST
Allianz-Arena — München
Referee:‬ T. Stieler‎
Attendance:‬ 71000‎
 
 
30′ Arjen Robben
 
Top of the Match
Arjen Robben
Arjen Robben
Bayern
Arjen Robben
Arjen Robben
Bayern
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Manuel Neuer
Manuel Neuer
Bayern
Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola
Bayern

Bayern Munich 2-0 Eintracht Braunschweig: Robben leads Roten to victory

The Dutchman struck after just two minutes of play at the Allianz Arena before adding a second on the half-hour mark, as the hosts racked up an 18th consecutive home win

Bayern Munich forward Arjen Robben
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Bayern Munich made it 39 Bundesliga matches without defeat with a routine 2-0 victory over Eintracht Braunschweig on Saturday.

Guardiola's side were in complete control at the Allianz Arena after Arjen Robben broke the deadlock in the second minute.

They went on to have over 80 per cent possession and doubled their lead as Robben netted his second with a trademark finish cutting in from the right - his sixth goal of the season.

Braunschweig failed to test Manuel Neuer in the opening half but did have two openings after the break that the Germany international was able to save.

Moments after Robben had gone close to netting his hat-trick, David Alaba made a sensational goal-line clearance to deny Karim Bellarabi and secure the victory.

The league leaders made two changes, with Daniel van Buyten replacing Jerome Boateng at the heart of the defence and Thiago Alcantara taking the injured Philipp Lahm's role in midfield.

Braunschweig also made two changes with Marco Caligiuri and Simeon Jackson coming in for Damir Vrancic and Timo Perthel.

Any hopes the visitors had of containing the defending champions were dashed in the second minute as Robben opened the scoring with Bayern's first effort on target.

Thiago lifted a perfect ball over the defence for the Netherlands international, whose initial effort struck the post, but rebounded kindly for the winger to stoop and head home.

The early goal appeared to take the tempo out of the game, with Bayern dominating possession and patiently waiting for an opening.

And it came after 20 minutes from a left-wing corner, Dante rising highest to head towards the top corner only for Norman Theuerkauf to clear off the line and deny the Brazilian his first goal of the season.

Guardiola's side did not have to wait long for the second goal, though, as Robben grabbed his second 10 minutes later, typically jinking in from the right and firing home from 15 yards.

Braunschweig had two sights of goal in the opening minutes of the second half, but Simeon Jackson and Ermin Bicakcic were unable to convert.

Robben went close to claiming a hat-trick with a 72nd-minute free kick, he lifted the ball over the bar and beat Daniel Davari for pace but the ball clipped the top of the crossbar on its way over.

Bellarabi went close twice in the closing stages, but his long-range effort, after Neuer had rushed from his line, was acrobatically cleared by Alaba and the 23-year-old also saw a deflected effort clip the bar as Bayern just preserved a third consecutive clean sheet in the league.


Bayern

1
Manuel Neuer
Goalkeeper
2.50
4
Dante
Defender
3.00
5
2.50
13
Rafinha
Defender
2.50
27
David Alaba
Midfielder
3.00
6
Thiago Alcántara
Midfielder
3.50
8
Javi Martínez
Midfielder
3.50
10
Arjen Robben
Midfielder
2′ 30′
4.00
19
Mario Götze
Midfielder
2.50
39
Toni Kroos
Midfielder
30′
3.00
25
Thomas Müller
Midfielder
57′
2.50

Eintracht Braunschweig

3.50
26
Daniel Davari
Goalkeeper
3.00
3
3.00
8
Deniz Dogan
Midfielder
3.00
10
Mirko Boland
Midfielder
2.50
14
2.50
15
2.50
17
Kevin Kratz
Midfielder
3.00
33
3.00
38
3.00
12
2.50
10
K. Jackson
Striker
59′

Substitutes

22
Tom Starke
Goalkeeper
 - 
15
 - 
17
 - 
26
 - 
34
 - 
9
2.50
37
Julian Green
Midfielder
 - 

Substitutes

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1
 - 
21
 - 
25
 - 
6
Damir Vrancic
Midfielder
3.00
27
 - 
9
 - 
20

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski
Striker
Borussia Dortmund
17 4
Mario Mandzukic Mario Mandzukic
Striker
FC Bayern München
17 0
Adrian Ramos Adrian Ramos
Striker
Hertha BSC
16 3
Josip Drmic Josip Drmic
Striker
FC Nürnberg
16 2
Stefan Kießling Stefan Kießling
Striker
Bayer Leverkusen
15 2