A day after drawing French side Olympique Marseille in the quarter finals of the Champions League, Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are sending out a very clear message to their opponents after thrashing Hertha Berlin 6-0 away to take their tally of goals in their last three games to a staggering 20 goals.
Bayern’s flying Dutchman Arjen Robben notched up a hat-trick to make it 9 goals in his last three games. Gomez, Muller and Kroos were the other scorers on the night.
However, despite the amazing feat, defending champions Borussia Dortmund were the one’s making all the headlines. Dortmund set a new Bundesliga record for the most number of games a club has gone undefeated. Shinji Kagawa’s 8th minute strike was enough to extend Dortmund’s unbeaten run to 20 games.
A brief look at the table reveals no major changes as Dortmund maintain their 5 point lead over second place Bayern. Speaking after the match, Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp though happy with the win, stressed the importance of his side being more clinical with their finishing.
“I can only criticise our failure to finish off our opportunities,” Klopp said.
“We left the game open for too long, so it could have made for an uncertain ending to our performance. Still, I am very pleased we were extremely lively.”
Truth be said, you have to feel a bit worried for Marseille now. The French side who were 2-1 losers at home to Dijon FCO on Saturday have a mountain of task in stopping the Bavarians momentum when they come calling at the Stade Velodrome a little over a week from today.
Marseille barely made it past the knock out stage and their inconsistency could work against them push comes to shove over the two legs of their quarter final fixture. The match will be of greater interest to fans and neutrals alike as it will see Frank Ribery make a return to a club he starred for from 2005 to 2007.
Of course, hitting 6 or 7 past Marseille won’t be an easy task, however, losing to the French side over the two legs is also very unlikely.
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