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Bayern Munich vs Hamburg: Post-game review

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Bayern Muenchen Training and Press Conference Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

FC Bayern got the better of the relegation-prone Hamburger SV by thrashing the North German team 6-0 at the fully crowded Allianz Arena on Saturday afternoon.

With Franck Ribéry scoring the opener in the 8th minute, Bayern Munich were leading by 3 goals when the whistle blew for half time. Ribery’s double and Robben’s cracker granted the Bavarians a good result. With a hat trick, Robert Lewandowski is now ahead of Giovane Elber — who has scored 139 goals for Die Roten — in the top goalscorer’s list. The Polish international has scored a total of 142 goals. He lies fourth in the all-time standings, with teammate Thomas Muller in front of him.

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In the post-match interviews, theJupp Heynckes seemed happy about the fact that Bayern had focused on the game until the end and did not ease off:

We got off to a very good start, found our way into the match and scored the first three goals very early. It is hard for our opponents to change the result if we’re three up at the Allianz Arena. It was important to me the team did not ease off and that we did not allow any chances. It’s important for the next few matches like the one against Besiktas.

Arjen Robben also had a similar response. He said that the team has to keep going in the Bundesliga regardless of their position in the league and shouldn’t just focus on the UCL matches.

Hamburg’s coach, although very disappointed, said that there was no need to complain. Bernd Hollerbach had this to say:

We wanted to play calmly and press early. These things happen when you give Bayern space. I also do not know why there is a curse in the Allianz Arena, that it always hits the HSV.

Gotoku Sakai, Hamburg’s captain, apologized to the fans in the post match interview and expressed that they had ambitious plans and wanted to turn in a different display.

Bayern Munich now leads the league with 66 points from 26 matches and is a game away from clinching their sixth consecutive league title. Bayern will be back in action on Wednesday, when they face Besiktas in the second leg of the Champions League at the Vodafone Arena in Istanbul.

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