Paderborn learned a hard lesson in Matchday 22 of the Bundesliga: When you're already down two goals to a team as great as Bayern Munich, do not get a player sent off. FC Bayern ran over Paderborn to the tune of a 6-0 result to boost their lead at the top of the Bundesliga.
Bayern led the attack from the start of the match attempting many incisive passes through the Paderborn defense. Of course, this led to more interceptions by the opposition, but Bayern would also reap the benefits of any potential openings.
The breakthrough goal was superb. David Alaba's pass up the middle to Arjen Robben was flicked behind the defense to Robert Lewandowski, leaving the Polish striker alone with Paderborn goalkeeper Lukas Kruse. Lewandowski doesn't miss many one-on-one opportunities, and he easily finished pass Kruse to make it 1-0. (Watch: Robert Lewandowski opens the scoring.)
Ten minutes later, Lewandowski made it 2-0. Thomas Müller's shot was deflected wide and into the path of Franck Ribery. His cross was met by the foot of a sliding Lewandowski, and the ball beat Kruse to give Lewandowski his second goal of the match. (Watch: Robert Lewandowski makes it 2-0.)
Paderborn seemed to be content with playing for the two goal loss and weren't offering much going forward for the first fifteen minutes of the second half. They were punished for this mindset with a red card and penalty. Franck Ribery burst through on the left side of the defense, and his little dink pass into the middle of the box found the feet of Robben. Florian Hartherz knocked Robben to the ground resulting in a red card plus penalty. The Dutchman stepped up and converted the penalty to make it 3-0 and put him atop the Bundesliga scoring charts with 15 goals. (Watch: Arjen Robben draws a penalty and converts the penalty.)
With the man advantage, Bayern cranked up the offense with ease. Ribery grabbed his first goal of the match in the 71st minute when Rafinha's cross was headed away, but it only went as far as the middle of the penalty area to Ribery. He easily finished to make it 4-0. (WATCH: Franck Ribery scores to make it 4-0.)
Then, the goal of the match happened, but from a very unlikely source. Mitchell Weiser came on for Rafinha in the 76th minute. Sebastian Rode played a wonderful ball over the top to Weiser, and the 20 year old lofted a perfect chip over the head of Kruse to make it 5-0 in favor of Bayern. The goal was Weiser's first Bundesliga goal and first senior goal with FC Bayern. (WATCH: Mitchell Weiser scores his first senior goal for Bayern Munich.)
Robben made it 6-0 less than ten minutes later. Again, it was Ribery along the left side of the penalty drawing several defenders to him allowing Robben to find space in the box. Ribery's pass found him in stride, and Robben touched the ball into the back of the net for his second goal of the match and sixteenth on the season. (WATCH: Arjen Robben makes it 6-0.)
Bayern stretch their lead at the top of the table to 11 points pending Wolfsburg's result against Hertha Berlin. The Bavarians will the field once again on Friday February 27th against Köln.