BERLIN - Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich romped to a 5-0 win at home to Hanover 96 yesterday to extend their lead at the top to nine points as champions Borussia Dortmund moved up to second with a win at Mainz.
Having secured their place in the knock-out phase of the Champions League in midweek with a draw at Valencia, Bayern ran riot at the Allianz Arena and added a point to their lead.
"We were deadly, aggressive and we played with a high level of concentration," enthused Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes. "We really turned it on in both halves.
"Everything has to be earned at the top level and I am really pleased for Dante, Javi Martinez and Mario Gomez."
Bayern set another Bundesliga record of 34 points after the first 13 games.