In the most dominate performance of the season, Arjen Robben led the siege against Hamburg and set a new Bundesliga record.
While Bayern controlled possession, they consistently fed the ball to Robben, who linked up with Thomas Müller for a number of chances in the first half. Hamburg seemed content to just sit back and defend against the Bavarians. Bayern's defense was hardly tested and Manuel Neuer was able to make some progress on his knitting. Twenty minutes in Rafinha played a cross in to the box that was blocked by Ronny Marcos' left arm. The referee awarded a penalty and Müller - who else - stepped up to take it, putting the Bavarians up by one. (WATCH - Müller puts Bayern up 1-0).
Not even two minutes later the Hamburg defense gave Müller too much space and forced another save out of Drobny, but Mario Götze pounced on the rebound and increased Bayern's lead to two. (WATCH - Götze makes it 2-0).
Bayern dominated possession while Hamburg continued to struggle. Zinnbauer took off Ivica Olic in favor of Nicolai Müller, maybe hoping that his last name would bring them some luck, but the pressure only increased. In the 36th minute, Robben received a pass from Müller and scored a goal so beautiful you can all cancel your Valentine's Day dates. (WATCH - Arjen Robben is perfect).
The second half went just as well as the first. In the 47th minute, Robben ran in to the box after a pass from Götze and got the ball past Drobny - with his RIGHT foot. (WATCH - Arjen Robben makes it 4-0).
Not even two minutes later a goal from Robert Lewandowski was called offside and Robben, once again, tested Drobny. Fifty-five minutes in, Müller scored from 20 yards out after a pass from Schweinsteiger. (WATCH - Müller puts Bayern up 5-0).
And because Bayern just can't stop - Lewandowski made it 6-0 just a minute later. Robben played a pass to Müller and Lewandowski was left in front of an empty net. Oh, Hamburg. (WATCH - Lewandowski gets his goal).
Pep Guardiola, a sadist at heart, took off Mehdi Benatia in the 60th minute, bringing on Franck Ribery. Because what else do you do when you're up by six? Bring on your best player. So much for Hamburg's defense record as Bayern only increased the pressure. Lewandowski made a run at goal and Ribery got on the rebound, adding another goal to Bayern's tally. (WATCH - Ribery makes it 7-0).
Robben was subbed out in favor of Claudio Pizarro in the 72nd minute and the match instantly slowed down, but just when you thought it was over, Mario Götze made it 8-0 and left Hamburg crying in the middle of Allianz. (WATCH - Götze gets a second).
Well, happy Valentine's Day Bayern fans!