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Dominant Bayern go 20 points clear

Published: Saturday 1 March 2014, 20.30CET
FC Bayern München are 20 points ahead after Arjen Robben hit a hat-trick in a 5-1 win against FC Schalke 04, while Borussia Dortmund replaced Bayer 04 Leverkusen in second.

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Published: Saturday 1 March 2014, 20.30CET

Dominant Bayern go 20 points clear

FC Bayern München are 20 points ahead after Arjen Robben hit a hat-trick in a 5-1 win against FC Schalke 04, while Borussia Dortmund replaced Bayer 04 Leverkusen in second.

FC Bayern München's seemingly unstoppable march towards the Bundesliga title continued as Josep Guardiola's men won 5-1 against FC Schalke 04 to move 20 points clear at the top.

After shipping six against Real Madrid CF in the UEFA Champions League in midweek, the return to domestic action provided no relief for Schalke, who found themselves behind just three minutes in when David Alaba's free-kick looped over Ralf Fährmann after clipping the wall. Arjen Robben's neat dink made it two before Mario Mandžukić's headed third. Robben completed the first-half scoring in the 28th minute, and completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot in the 77th minute after Rafinha had put into his own net at the other end.

Borussia Dortmund went second as they took advantage of a Bayer 04 Leverkusen's loss by defeating 1. FC Nürnberg 3-0. After being held until the interval, Jürgen Klopp's side went ahead on 51 minutes as Mats Hummels followed in to score after Robert Lewnadowski's header was saved. The Poland forward doubled the lead on 64 minutes and Henrikh Mkhitaryan rounded things off late on.

Leverkusen suffered a third successive league defeat as Eric Choupo-Moting got the only goal from close range in a 1-0 loss to 1. FSV Mainz 05. Sixth-placed Mainz are now a point clear of VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach, held 1-1 at bottom side TSV Eintracht Braunschweig. It was the same scoreline at FC Augsburg, where Hannover 96 were the visitors.

After five without a win, SV Werder Bremen picked up three points as Zlatko Junuzovic's low 19th-minute finish ensured a 1-0 success against Hamburger SV.

Last updated: 01/03/14 20.51CET

Results

German Bundesliga 2013/14

Matches
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Last updated: 01/03/2014 20:20 CET

01/03/2014

BayernBayern5-1SchalkeSchalke

Alaba 3, Robben 15, 28, 77 (P), Mandžukić 24

Rafinha 64 (og)

Venue: München

01/03/2014

LeverkusenLeverkusen0-1MainzMainz

Choupo-Moting 37

Venue: Leverkusen

01/03/2014

DortmundDortmund3-0NürnbergNürnberg

Hummels 51, R. Lewandowski 64, Mkhitaryan 83

Venue: Dortmund

01/03/2014

BraunschweigBraunschweig1-1MönchengladbachMönchengladbach

ter Stegen 52 (og)

Raffael 24

Venue: Braunschweig

01/03/2014

AugsburgAugsburg1-1HannoverHannover

Klavan 55

Diouf 21

Venue: Augsburg

01/03/2014

BremenBremen1-0HamburgHamburg

Junuzovic 19

Venue: Bremen

28/02/2014

HerthaHertha0-0FreiburgFreiburg

Venue: Berlin

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