Bundesliga wrap: Bayern stay unbeaten, Wolfsburg smash six

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Bayern Munich increased their lead at the top of the table this week, remaining unbeaten in Bundesliga play. In other news, Chicharito will not stop scoring for Bayer Leverkusen.

Schalke 1-3 Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich went eight points clear at the top of the table with a hard-fought win at Schalke. David Alaba gave Bayern a lead in the ninth minute, but Max Meyer leveled for Schalke less than ten minutes later. Bayern dominated more than 70-percent possession as expected, but didn’t regain the lead until Javi Martinez headed home in the 69th minute. Thomas Muller would add an insurance goal deep into stoppage time for the Bavarians, who remain unbeaten in Bundesliga play.

Wolfsburg 6-0 Werder Bremen

An early own goal gave Wolfsburg the lead and they never looked back, smashing six past Werder Bremen to close the gap on Dortmund for second place. Max Kruse scored twice and Bas Dost added another goal to his total in a rout, as Werder Bremen continue to struggle. Bremen remains in the bottom half of the table as their goal differential drops to -12, the second-worst mark in the league.

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Eintracht Frankfurt 1-3 Bayer Leverkusen

Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez just won’t stop scoring for Leverkusen, as the former Manchester United man grabbed two more goals today in a 3-1 win over Frankfurt. Chicharito now has 10 goals in his past seven appearances for the club, as he has quickly become a fan favorite at the BayArena.

Elsewhere in the Bundesliga
Hamburg 3-1 Borussia Dortmund — Loss snaps Dortmund’s seven match win streak
Stuttgart 0-4 Augsburg — Three first half goals for the visitors as Augsburg cruise
Monchengladbach 2-1 Hannover — Late goal wins it as ‘Gladbach unbeaten in nine
Koln 0-0 Mainz — Scoreless draw at the RheinEnergieStadion
Hertha vs. Hoffenheim — Sunday, 9:30 a.m. ET
Ingolstadt vs. Darmstadt — Sunday, 11:30 a.m. ET

Standings

Team GP W D L GF GA GD Home Away PTS
Bayern Munich 13 12 1 0 40 5 35 7-0-0 5-1-0 37
Borussia Dortmund 13 9 2 2 36 18 18 5-1-0 4-1-2 29
VfL Wolfsburg 13 7 3 3 23 15 8 6-1-0 1-2-3 24
Mönchengladbach 13 7 1 5 25 19 6 4-1-2 3-0-3 22
Hertha BSC Berlin 12 6 2 4 17 15 2 3-1-1 3-1-3 20
Bayer Leverkusen 13 6 2 5 17 17 0 3-1-2 3-1-3 20
FC Schalke 04 13 6 2 5 17 19 -2 3-2-2 3-0-3 20
1. FC Köln 13 5 4 4 15 18 -3 2-4-1 3-0-3 19
Hamburger SV 13 5 3 5 14 17 -3 2-2-2 3-1-3 18
FSV Mainz 05 13 5 2 6 18 19 -1 3-0-4 2-2-2 17
FC Ingolstadt 04 12 4 4 4 7 9 -2 1-1-3 3-3-1 16
Eintracht Frankfurt 13 3 5 5 17 20 -3 1-3-2 2-2-3 14
Darmstadt 12 3 5 4 13 16 -3 1-3-3 2-2-1 14
Werder Bremen 13 4 1 8 13 25 -12 1-0-5 3-1-3 13
Hannover 96 13 3 2 8 13 24 -11 1-0-5 2-2-3 11
VfB Stuttgart 13 3 1 9 17 31 -14 2-0-5 1-1-4 10
FC Augsburg 13 2 3 8 17 25 -8 1-1-5 1-2-3 9
1899 Hoffenheim 12 1 5 6 12 19 -7 0-3-3 1-2-3 8