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Bayern Munich recorded the biggest Bundesliga win since 1984 earlier today

The Bavarian giants hit eight goals past hapless Hamburg.

Pep's men are in ominous form ahead of their Champions League game with Shakhtar Donetsk.
Pep's men are in ominous form ahead of their Champions League game with Shakhtar Donetsk.
Image: Matthias Schrader

BAYERN MUNICH CLAIMED the biggest Bundesliga win for 30 years to warm up for their Champions League clash at to Shakhtar Donetsk in midweek with Saturday’s 8-0 thrashing of Hamburg.

Stars Arjen Robben, Thomas Mueller and Mario Goetze all netted twice asBayern ran riot at Munich’s Allianz Arena ahead of Tuesday’s last-16, first-leg clash against Shakhtar in Lviv.

This was Bayern’s biggest league win since routing Kickers Offenbach 9-0 in March 1984 and it was the league’s highest score since Borussia Moenchengladbach crushed Eintracht Braunschweig 10-0 in October the same year.

It was Hamburg’s heaviest ever league defeat.

Just over two years after their 9-2 drubbing at Munich’s Allianz Arena, Hamburg were again made to suffer having also been beaten 3-1, 5-0 and 6-0 on their last four visits to Bavaria.

“We played well, our build up play was good and I am pleased our style is back. Now we focus on the Champions League,” said Bayern coach Pep Guardiola.

Bayern stayed eight points clear after racing into a 2-0 lead with 23 minutes gone as Mueller slotted a penalty, before his Germany team-mate Goetze added a second.

Arjen Robben danced through Hamburg’s defence, then curled home a 36th-minute goal to claim the third.

Robben grabbed his second after 47 minutes as the game became little more than a shooting session as the hosts ran riot.

Mueller curled home a superb shot after a run by his captain Bastian Schweinsteiger on 55 minutes.

Robert Lewandowski got on the score-sheet to make it 6-0 barely a minute later when Robben’s pass found Mueller, who had all the time in the world to roll his pass to the Polish striker’s feet.

France winger Franck Ribery came off the bench to add to Jaroslav Drobny’s misery in the Hamburg goal on 69 minutes before Goetze claimed his side’s eighth two minutes from time.

© AFP 2014

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