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Bayern Munich waltz over a pathetic Wolfsburg, win 5-0

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Wolfsburg were abject. Bayern showed no mercy.

Bayern Muenchen v VfL Wolfsburg - Bundesliga Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

VfL Wolfsburg should be one of the better teams in the Bundesliga. Fortunately for Bayern Munich, they’re currently a grade-A dumpster fire. The visitors laid down and let the Bavarians walk all over them as Bayern won 5-0 behind a Robert Lewandowski brace at the Allianz Arena.

Wolfsburg looked spritely in the early going with some focused pressing but they showed zero effective attacking ability, and it was one way traffic from the half circle towards towards Diego Benaglio from Bayern. Wolfsburg quickly fell apart after a brilliant goal from Arjen Robben in the 15th minute.

The Dutchman gathered the ball on the far left side, before executing a perfect cut inside and a patented Arjen Robben 30-yard curling strike into the far side netting. Robert Lewandowski doubled Bayern’s lead minutes later after controlling and tapping home a rebound following a volley from Arturo Vidal.

Bayern easily cruised for the remainder of the first half as they danced around the Wolfsburg box, working intricate passing patterns that Wolfsburg could only poke away for seconds before Bayern won the ball back. Without a functional outlet, Wolfsburg were continuously hemmed in by the Bayern attack eventually conceding a third early in the second half when Robert Lewandowski deflected home a very wide shot from Thomas Müller

The Bayern rampage continued as Wolfsburg had no answers going forward and the question became when would Thomas Müller break the longest goal scoring drought of his career? The answer was in the 75th — or 999th, depending on your point of view — minute as Bayern again sashayed through the Wolfsburg defense before Thomas Müller turned home to give Bayern a 4-0 lead.

Douglas Costa added a fifth goal in the 85th minute with a laser blast of a strike following a woeful clearance from Wolfsburg just for good measure. It was a dominating performance from Bayern Munich against a Wolfsburg side who might have been better off just never getting off the team bus.