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September 24, 2011 12:30 PM EDT
Allianz-Arena — München
Referee:‬ M. Gräfe‎
Attendance:‬ 69000‎
 
 
 
90′ Arjen Robben
 
Top of the Match
Daniel Van Buyten
Daniel Van Buyten
Bayern
Flop of the Match
Simon Rolfes
Simon Rolfes
Leverkusen

Bayern Munich 3-0 Bayer Leverkusen: Robben nets on return from injury as league leaders cruise to victory

Goals from Thomas Muller, Daniel van Buyten and Arjen Robben secured comfortable 3-0 home win for the hosts

By Goal.com International

FC bayern Munich, Arjen Robben, Jupp Heynckes
Bongarts

Bayern Munich comfortably saw off the challenge of Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 at the Allianz Arena on Saturday afternoon to remain on top of the Bundesliga. Thomas Muller, Daniel van Buyten and a returning Arjen Robben found the net to clinch another three points for the Bavarian giants.

In a fast and frenetic start to the match Bayern looked a class apart from a nervous Leverkusen still reeling from last weekend's 4-1 defeat to Koln. The enormity of the task facing the visitors was compounded further with the talented Andre Schurrle missing out.  

There was a touch of class to Bayern's opening goal. Toni Kroos found Mario Gomez, who fed the dangerous Frank Ribery to bolt past the Leverkusen defence and lay the ball to Thomas Muller to make it 1-0 after only five minutes.   

Ribery continued to look dangerous, threatening the Leverkusen defense with incisive runs and passes. The Frenchman was brought down near the area, and Daniel van Buyten thundered home the resulting free kick from outside the box to double the home side's advantage on 19 minutes.

The game looked to be drifting away from Leverkusen, but to their credit they held firm without causing Manuel Neuer any problems in the home goal.

The second half started in less furious style, with Leverkusen slowing down the pace and sucking the intensity out of the Bayern's play. Gonzalo Castro forced Neuer into action on 51 minutes after darting past Van Buyten. Stefan Kiessling then came close but saw his shot deflected wide.

Muller began to show his class as the game progressed, brilliantly setting up Ribery who shot from an offside position.

Bastian Schweinsteiger set up Arjen Robben to complete Leverkusen's misery in the closing moments, and Bayern can be pleased with the manner in which they despatched the Champions League competitors with relative ease.



Bayern

1
Manuel Neuer
Goalkeeper
3.50
5
4.00
28
3.50
21
Philipp Lahm
Defender
4.00
13
Rafinha
Defender
3.50
31
4.00
44
3.50
39
Toni Kroos
Midfielder
78′
3.50
7
Franck Ribéry
Midfielder
5′ 19′ 82′
4.00
25
Thomas Müller
Midfielder
5′
4.00
33
Mario Gomez
Striker
65′
3.50

Leverkusen

3.00
1
Bernd Leno
Goalkeeper
2.00
20
D. da Costa
Defender
64′
2.50
21
2.00
3
2.00
27
2.00
8
Lars Bender
Midfielder
1.50
6
Simon Rolfes
Midfielder
1.50
25
Renato Augusto
Midfielder
2.00
5
Hanno Balitsch
Midfielder
2.00
18
Sidney Sam
Midfielder
89′
2.50
11

Substitutes

22
0.00
17
0.00
26
0.00
27
David Alaba
Midfielder
82′
0.00
22
Luiz Gustavo
Midfielder
65′
3.50
10
Arjen Robben
Midfielder
78′ 90′
4.00
24
0.00

Substitutes

0.00
22
David Yelldell
Goalkeeper
0.00
6
0.00
2
2.50
38
0.00
9
0.00
18

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski
Striker
Borussia Dortmund
18 4
Mario Mandzukic Mario Mandzukic
Striker
FC Bayern München
18 0
Adrian Ramos Adrian Ramos
Striker
Hertha BSC
16 3
Josip Drmic Josip Drmic
Striker
FC Nürnberg
16 2
Marco Reus Marco Reus
Midfielder
Borussia Dortmund
15 5