Bayern Munich Put Eight Past Hamburg At Allianz Arena

MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 25: The players of Bayern Muenchen celebrate the victory during the Bundesliga match between Bayern Muenchen and Hamburger SV at Allianz Arena on February 25, 2017 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Scheuber/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 25: The players of Bayern Muenchen celebrate the victory during the Bundesliga match between Bayern Muenchen and Hamburger SV at Allianz Arena on February 25, 2017 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Scheuber/Getty Images) /
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Bayern Munich hammer eight past Hambirg at Allaianz Arena to get back to winning ways in the league.

The Bavarians extended their unbeaten run in Bundesliga to 11 games. Bayern Munich remain five points clear at the top as RB Leipzig also won their respective game on Saturday. The defending Champions got back to form in the league against Hamburg.

Carlo Ancelotti chose his strongest starting lineup for the game. Javi Martinez returned to the heart of the defence while David Alaba played in his favoured leftback role. Xabi Alonso missed the game due to knock as Thomas Muller replaced the Spaniard. Franck Ribery was back in action as he started on the bench for the Bavarians.

The home side started in the best possible way as they looked adventurous in the final third. Hamburg came close to opening the scoring when the leftback Douglas Santos missed the target by inches with a long range attempt. However after that it was all downhill for Hamburg.

Bayern were rewarded for their dominating play as they scored their first goal at 17th minute. Alaba did some fine work on the left flank and then delivered a brilliant cross into the box which was controlled well by Muller. Muller then slipped it into the path of Vidal who tidly finished it from the edge of the box.

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Douglas Costa was at his best in this game as he was creating havoc on the left hand side along with Alaba. Bayern were awarded penalty in the middle of first half as Muller was brought down by Mergim Mavraj. Robert Lewandowski calmly converted the penalty to get  his 19th goal in the league.

The Bavarians capped off a brilliant half which included a flurry of chances with a third goal which put the game past Hamburg. Arjen Robben played the ball for Muller who squared it brilliantly for Costa in the box. Costa’s shot was blocked and the rebound was converted brilliantly with a clever piece of skill by Lewandowski.

Hamburg showed some fight at the start of the half by creating a couple of half chances. However Bayern were causing chaos at the other end as Robben’s effort was tipped away brilliantly by Rene Adler. Lewandowski completed his hattrick after a slick pass from Robben which was curled along the ground by the Polish forward.

A couple of minutes later, Alaba got his name on the scoresheet. Lewandowski played a beautiful through ball for Muller, who squared it for the marauding leftback. Ancelotti made couple of changes as the game was beyond Hamburg and he could afford his stars to get some rest.

Kingsley Coman who came on at the hour mark in place of Thiago opened got his first goal in the league this season. The Frenchman capitalised on the mistake from Johan Djourou and buried the ball into the net from tight angle. Coman quickly grabbed another goal as he vollyed past Adler from the edge of the box. This two goals will surely boost the young Frenchman’s confidence.

The game ended with a Robben special. Robben and Costa  were brilliant on flanks throughout the game and the Dutchman got the reward at the 87th minute. Costa played a brilliant pass to Robben and the Dutchman finished the move with a mazy run and a trademark finish with his left foot at far post.

Ancelotti marked his 1000th game as a manager with a big win. The Italian will be pleased with this performance as his players have been looked rusty in league for some weeks. This win will help them in getting into the top gear as they approach the final two months of the season.

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