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Four-goal Bayern extend Bundesliga lead

Published: Saturday 15 October 2011, 17.45CET
FC Bayern München stretched their Bundesliga lead to five points with a comfortable victory against Hertha BSC Berlin on a day when VfB Stuttgart and VfL Wolfsburg also won.

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Published: Saturday 15 October 2011, 17.45CET

Four-goal Bayern extend Bundesliga lead

FC Bayern München stretched their Bundesliga lead to five points with a comfortable victory against Hertha BSC Berlin on a day when VfB Stuttgart and VfL Wolfsburg also won.

FC Bayern München returned to winning ways in the Bundesliga with a routine 4-0 defeat of Hertha BSC Berlin as second-placed VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach drew against fellow challengers Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

Jupp Heynckes's side, who drew 0-0 at TSG Hoffenheim last time out, warmed up for Tuesday's UEFA Champions League trip to SSC Napoli with a victory that was secure within the opening 13 minutes thanks to strikes by Mario Gomez (5), Franck Ribéry (7) and Bastian Schweinsteiger. Gomez added his tenth league goal of the season from the penalty spot in the 69th minute.

Bayern are now five points clear of Mönchengladbach, who were denied maximum points by André Schürrle's 87th-minute equaliser for Leverkusen. The visitors had led 1-0 and trailed 2-1. VfB Stuttgart are a point further back after Shinji Okazaki (48) and Pavel Pogrebnyak's penalty (77) ensured a 2-0 home triumph against Hoffenheim.

Bayern received another boost when Kaiserslautern, second from bottom at kick-off, won the late game 2-1 in Gelsenkirchen. FC Schalke 04, who would have gone second with a win, lost to a Dorge Kouemaha goal (72) after Christian Tiffert (30) and Klaas Jan Huntelaar (62) had traded penalties.

Elsewhere, Mario Mandžukić's scored in either half to earn VfL Wolfsburg a 2-1 success against 1. FC Nürnberg while Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker's late spot-kick away to 1. FSV Mainz 05 gave FC Augsburg their first Bundesliga win ever.

Last updated: 06/12/13 7.39CET

Results

German Bundesliga 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 02/11/2011 11:08 CET

15/10/2011

SchalkeSchalke1-2KaiserslauternKaiserslautern

Huntelaar 62 (p)

Tiffert 30 (p), Kouemaha 72

Venue: Gelsenkirchen

15/10/2011

StuttgartStuttgart2-0HoffenheimHoffenheim

Okazaki 48, Pogrebnyak 77 (p)

Venue: Stuttgart

15/10/2011

BayernBayern4-0HerthaHertha

Gomez 5, 69 (p), Ribéry 7, Schweinsteiger 13

Venue: Munich

15/10/2011

MönchengladbachMönchengladbach2-2LeverkusenLeverkusen

Reus 65, Herrmann 72

Reinartz 20, Schürrle 87

Venue: Monchengladbach

15/10/2011

MainzMainz0-1AugsburgAugsburg

Callsen-Bracker 88 (p)

Venue: Mainz

15/10/2011

WolfsburgWolfsburg2-1NürnbergNürnberg

Mandžukić 24, 83 (p)

Eigler 70

Venue: Wolfsburg

14/10/2011

BremenBremen0-2DortmundDortmund

Perišić 42, Owomoyela 71

Venue: Bremen

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