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Bayern back in business with Fürth win

Published: Saturday 19 January 2013, 17.45CET
FC Bayern München returned to Bundesliga action with a 2-0 win against SpVgg Greuther Fürth, as closest pursuers Bayer 04 Leverkusen dispatched Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1.

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Published: Saturday 19 January 2013, 17.45CET

Bayern back in business with Fürth win

FC Bayern München returned to Bundesliga action with a 2-0 win against SpVgg Greuther Fürth, as closest pursuers Bayer 04 Leverkusen dispatched Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1.

Runaway leaders FC Bayern München consigned bottom club SpVgg Greuther Fürth to a 2-0 defeat, while second-placed Bayer 04 Leverkusen triumphed 3-1 at home to Eintracht Frankfurt. 

Back in Bundesliga action for the first time since 14 December, Bayern took 26 minutes to hit their stride. Thomas Müller guided the ball into the path of Mario Mandžukić, who beat visiting goalkeeper Wolfgang Hesl with a firm header. The Croatian international struck for a second time, another emphatic finish, 16 minutes after the restart. 

Leverkusen remain nine points behind the Bavarians after making light work of fourth-placed Eintracht. First-half strikes from Sebastian Boenisch and Stefan Kiessling put the Werkself in a commanding position, before André Schürrle completed the formalities. Alexander Meier pulled a goal back for the visitors 12 minutes from time. 

In Saturday's late kick-off, Borussia Dortmund cruised to a 5-0 success at Werder Bremen. Marco Reus and Mario Götze both weighed in with their seventh league goals of the season. Felipe Santana, Robert Lewandowski and Jakub Błaszczykowski were also on target as the champions stay three points behind Leverkusen. 

At the other end of the table, VfL Wolfsburg edged nine points clear of the bottom three with a 2-0 home win against VfB Stuttgart. Elsewhere, VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach drew 0-0 at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, while the game between 1. FSV Mainz 05 – who had Shawn Parker (89) sent off – and SC Freiburg also ended goalless.

Last updated: 04/12/13 7.14CET

Results

German Bundesliga 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 28/02/2013 14:44 CET

19/01/2013

BremenBremen0-5DortmundDortmund

Reus 9, Götze 19, Felipe Santana 48, Lewandowski 81, Błaszczykowski 85

Venue: Bremen

19/01/2013

HoffenheimHoffenheim0-0MönchengladbachMönchengladbach

Venue: Sinsheim

19/01/2013

BayernBayern2-0FürthFürth

Mandžukić 26, 61

Venue: München

19/01/2013

WolfsburgWolfsburg2-0StuttgartStuttgart

Diego 51, Madlung 67

Venue: Wolfsburg

19/01/2013

LeverkusenLeverkusen3-1Eintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt

Boenisch 31, Kiessling 33, Schürrle 58

Meier 78

Venue: Leverkusen

19/01/2013

MainzMainz0-0FreiburgFreiburg

Venue: Mainz

18/01/2013

SchalkeSchalke5-4HannoverHannover

Farfán 44, Draxler 49, Höger 64, Marica 67, Holtby 88

da Silva Pinto 55, Huszti 59, 68, Diouf 90+2

Venue: Gelsenkirchen

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