Bayern topples Augsburg to go four points clear
Munich, Germany (SportsNetwork.com) - Bayern Munich moved four points clear at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday with a 3-0 victory over Augsburg at the Allianz Arena.
The victory also helped Bayern set a new Bundesliga record by extending the club's unbeaten streak in the league to 37 games.
Jerome Boateng's goal inside of four minutes handed Bayern the early lead as he collected a corner kick inside the penalty area and scored on the turn for his first goal of the season.
Franck Ribery doubled the advantage three minutes prior to halftime with a free kick that he smashed past the wall and into the upper right corner of the net.
The home side continued to dominate the match but had to wait until the final moments of the game for another goal as a handball inside the area gave Thomas Muller the chance to fire home Bayern's third tally, which he did by placing his spot kick inside the left post.
Borussia Dortmund entered the weekend one point back of Bayern, but the club slumped to a 2-1 defeat at Wolfsburg on Saturday.
Marco Reus scored in first-half stoppage time as Dortmund grabbed the lead. However, Ricardo Rodriguez equalized in the 56th for Wolfsburg and Ivica Olic netted the winner 21 minutes from time, capping the comeback and moving Wolfsburg to within seven points of Dortmund.
Bayer Leverkusen also took advantage of Dortmund's defeat as a hat trick from Heung-Min Son lifted the club to a 5-3 victory over Hamburg.
The result moves Leverkusen level on 28 points with Dortmund, while Hamburg remains in the bottom half of the league despite getting two goals from Pierre-Michel Lasogga on Saturday.
Schalke overcame a 1-0 halftime deficit against Werder Bremen to win 3-1, with two goals coming from Kevin-Prince Boateng, Adrian Ramos scored twice in the second half of a 3-2 win for Hertha Berlin over Hoffenheim, including the winning goal in the 84th minute, while Monchengladbach netted three goals in the final 18 minutes to down Nurnberg, 3-1.
11/09 14:28:38 ET