Bayern Munich put some pressure on Bundesliga leader Borussia Dortmund by routing Hannover 4-0 on Saturday.
Bayern’s away victory and helped the six-time defending champion close the gap behind Dortmund to six points ahead of the leader’s home game against Werder Bremen later Saturday.
Joshua Kimmich got Bayern off to a flying start, firing on the volley inside the far post after just a minute played.
David Alaba scored the second with a hammer-shot from 20 meters inside the top corner.
Serge Gnabry got the third early in the second half, long after the home side had given up hope of getting something from the game.
Michael Esser was Hannover’s best player but the unfortunate goalkeeper was unable to prevent Robert Lewandowski from claiming his 10th goal of the season after the hour mark.
Hannover, which was fortunate not to concede more, dropped to last in the table.
Second-placed Borussia Moenchengladbach was held at Hoffenheim to 0-0 and is level on points with Bayern.
Also, Mario Gomez scored twice for Stuttgart to beat Hertha Berlin 2-1, Schalke was held at Augsburg to 1-1, and Fortuna Duesseldorf enjoyed a rare win, 2-0 at home over Freiburg.
Source: The Associated Press