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Robben hat-trick keeps Bayern top

Published: Saturday 17 April 2010, 21.30CET
Arjen Robben scored a hat-trick as FC Bayern München hit Hannover 96 for seven to reclaim the Bundesliga leadership from FC Schalke 04 after the Ruhr club had won earlier on Saturday.
Robben hat-trick keeps Bayern top
Arjen Robben was Bayern's star man ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 17 April 2010, 21.30CET

Robben hat-trick keeps Bayern top

Arjen Robben scored a hat-trick as FC Bayern München hit Hannover 96 for seven to reclaim the Bundesliga leadership from FC Schalke 04 after the Ruhr club had won earlier on Saturday.

FC Bayern München returned to the Bundesliga summit on Saturday evening by hitting Hannover 96 for seven after title rivals FC Schalke 04 had temporarily claimed top spot with an earlier victory against VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Arjen Robben was Bayern's inspiration as Louis van Gaal's side sounded a warning to Olympique Lyonnais ahead of their UEFA Champions League semi-final opener on Wednesday. Ivica Olić headed Bayern in front (21) from Diego Contento's cross, and nine minutes later it was 2-0 as Robben showed an exquisite touch to lob the ball over Florian Fromlowitz from the edge of the area.

Scorer turned provider on 44, Müller making no mistake from close range after being picked out by the Dutchman. Both players were involved in Olić's second (49) before Robben (50) and Müller (62) each found the net again with fine finishes. Robben completed his hat-trick in added time, restoring Bayern's two-point advantage over Schalke after the Ruhr club won for the first time in three matches.

Ivan Rakitić (8) fired Schalke in front with a thunderous shot from outside the area. Raúl Bobadilla equalised on 16 in some style, beating two defenders in the air before outsmarting goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. Mönchengladbach were undone by a Jefferson Farfán goal on the stroke of half-time, and there was no way back when Rakitić (47) converted a penalty.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen appear to be out of the title race after Cacau scored five minutes from time to earn VfB Stuttgart a 2-1 home win which lifts them into sixth, above Hamburger SV following their 1-0 home defeat by 1. FSV Mainz 05. Werder Bremen joined Leverkusen on 54 points by overturning a 2-1 half-time deficit to defeat VfL Wolfsburg 4-2.

At the other end, SC Freiburg are now level with 1. FC Nürnberg on 28 points after beating their relegation rivals 2-1, the same total as VfL Bochum 1848 after they lost 2-0 at 1. FC Köln on Friday.

Last updated: 17/04/10 23.42CET

Results

German Bundesliga 2009/10

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 02/07/2011 06:00 CET

16/04/2011

BremenBremen1-1SchalkeSchalke

Wagner 59

Edu 63

Venue: Bremen

16/04/2011

HamburgHamburg0-0HannoverHannover

Venue: Hamburg

16/04/2011

HoffenheimHoffenheim1-0EintrachtEintracht

Barbosa de Oliveira 78

Venue: Sinsheim

16/04/2011

WolfsburgWolfsburg2-2St PauliSt Pauli

Mandžukić 39, Polák 89

Naki 61, Lehmann 77

Venue: Wolfsburg

16/04/2011

KaiserslauternKaiserslautern0-2NürnbergNürnberg

Eigler 34, Mak 90+2

Venue: Kaiserslautern

16/04/2011

KölnKöln1-3StuttgartStuttgart

Novakovič 68

Träsch 51, Harnik 53, Kuzmanović 63 (p)

Venue: Cologne

15/04/2011

MainzMainz1-0MönchengladbachMönchengladbach

Schürrle 87

Venue: Mainz

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