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April 20, 2013 2:30 PM BST
HDI-Arena — Hannover
Referee:‬ F. Zwayer‎
Attendance:‬ 49000‎
 
Lars Stindl 16′ (OG)
 
 
Mario Gomez 40′
 
Mario Gomez 62′
 
 
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Mario Gomez
Mario Gomez
FC Bayern München
Claudio Pizarro
Claudio Pizarro
FC Bayern München
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Christian Schulz
Christian Schulz
Hannover 96
Lars Stindl
Lars Stindl
Hannover 96

Hannover 1-6 Bayern Munich: Gomez double highlight of another rout for champions

The Germany international's two goals were matched by Claudio Pizarro as die Roten sauntered to a comfortable win which sees them equal the league record points tally

By Tom Webber

Germany: Bayer Leverkusen - Bayern Munich, Mario Gomez
Bongarts
Bayern Munich faced little resistance as they matched the record Bundesliga-points total in an impressive 6-1 dismantling of Hannover at the AWD Arena.

The newly-crowned champions never looked like being beat following an own goal by Lars Stindl in the opening stages. Franck Ribery and Claudio Pizarro scored either side of a Mario Gomez double before Andre Hoffman bagged a late consolation. The visitors were not to be outdone though, and restored their five-goal cushion through Pizarro in the closing stages.

Despite a few rotations in the starting line-up, die Roten almost stormed into an early lead. Gomez's cross was flicked to Ribery in the fifth minute. The Frenchman's effort from the pack post looked to be destined for the top corner but his attempt crashed back off the bar.

Bayern continued to get in behind the Hannover defence yet both Gomez and Thomas Muller saw the final ball narrowly evade them inside the penalty area.

However, they did not have to wait much longer for the opener. Luiz Gustavo's scything through-ball sent David Alaba down to the byline and his cutback found its way into the net following an unfortunate deflection off of Stindl.

Five minutes later the frame of the goal denied the visitors once more as a wonderful passing move ended with a high ball over to Pizarro. The Peruvian struck it first time but his effort bounced down off the bar and just the wrong side of the line.

Heynckes side were utterly rampant and their second of the afternoon soon came. A stray pass from Johan Djourou was intercepted by Pizarro and he fed Ribery out to his left. The winger set himself up with one touch before guiding the ball underneath Ron-Robert Zieler and into the goal.

With one eye on their Champions League semi-final against Barcelona in midweek, Bayern slowed the tempo of the game but, after Stindl came close to atoning for his earlier error with a curling effort, Bayern retaliated. Pizarro was again the architect, threading a pass through the channel which Gomez duly dispatched.

Zieler denied Ribery the Bavarians' fourth before half-time and he was rested for the second half along with Thomas Muller as Heynckes introduced Arjen Robben and Xherdan Shaqiri.

Yet it was a Hannover substitute who worked the opposing goalkeeper first as Neuer was forced low to his right in order to stop Didier Ya Konan from having an instant impact.

Bayern were happy to coast through the game and allow Mirko Slomka's men more time on the ball, though they remained razor-sharp in attack.

With 63 minutes played Gomez put a swift in to the hosts' best spell of the game as he swept home following Jerome Boateng's cutback to the near post.

Hannover were powerless to resist Bayern and nine minutes later they found themselves five goals behind. Pizarro capped a fantastic afternoon as he beat Zieler to Alaba's ball at the near post and diverted the ball in from close range.

Hoffman got a late consolation for the hosts when he headed in after Neuer failed to hold Christian Pander's free kick but Pizarro restored the five-goal cushion, rounding Zieler and slotting into an empty net.

Heynckes side saw out the remainder of the game with a high level of comfort and now only need one point at home to Freiburg next week to break the Bundesliga record points tally of 81.


Hannover 96

1
Ron-Robert Zieler
Goalkeeper
2.00
6
1.50
5
Johan Djourou
Defender
1.00
19
1.00
24
1.50
34
Konstantin Rausch
Midfielder
2.00
7
1.50
15
Andre Hoffmann
Defender
84′
2.00
28
Lars Stindl
Midfielder
16′
1.00
13
2.00
39
1.50

FC Bayern München

2.50
1
Manuel Neuer
Goalkeeper
4.00
5
4.00
13
Rafinha
Defender
4.00
17
4.00
27
David Alaba
Midfielder
71′
3.50
7
Franck Ribéry
Midfielder
23′ 46′
4.00
22
Luiz Gustavo
Midfielder
3.50
44
4.00
14
4.00
25
Thomas Müller
Midfielder
46′
4.50
33

Substitutes

14
Markus Miller
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
 - 
4
 - 
8
 - 
9
 - 
11
2.50
25
 - 

Substitutes

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22
Tom Starke
Goalkeeper
 - 
21
 - 
26
 - 
8
Javi Martínez
Midfielder
3.50
10
Arjen Robben
Midfielder
46′ 86′
3.50
11
 - 
10
Emre Can
Midfielder
63′

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Tayfun
Coach
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Coach/Manager

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski
Striker
Dortmund
17 4
Mario Mandzukic Mario Mandzukic
Striker
Bayern
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
Leverkusen
15 2