Bayern Beat Freiburg In Final Home Game Of 2014

Arjen Robben and Thomas Muller scored in Bayern Munich’s 2-0 win over Freiburg at the Allainz Arena on Tuesday.

Robben scored four minutes before the interval to reach 100 goals for the Bundesliga champions since joining from Real Madrid in 2009. The Netherlands international has won three German titles and the Champions League with the Bavarians.

Robben got the hosts on the ascendancy with a header from Franck Ribery’s cross. Muller wrapped up three points by heading in a rebound three minutes after the interval as Bayern made it five league games without conceding and surged 12 points clear of Wolfsburg at the top of the table.

Thomas Muller Celebrates With His Team-Mates after Scoring Bayern's Second Goal Against Freiburg. Image: FC Bayern via Getty.
Thomas Muller Celebrates With His Team-Mates after Scoring Bayern’s Second Goal Against Freiburg. Image: FC Bayern via Getty.

Arjen Robben: “It was a tough game. Only one team was interested in playing football and that’s not how it should be. They pulled single every man back but we did well, we attacked aggressively, we looked for our chances and we created plenty. Two goals is OK, it could have been more, but 2-0 is a good result in our last home match. It’s another three important points.”

The champions are now unbeaten in 20 Bundesliga matches. The only dent to a dominant Bayern performance came with Mehdi Benatia and Xabi Alonso both pulling up with injuries. Morocco international Benatia will miss Bayern’s last game of 2014 at Mainz on Friday night.

Freiburg were leapfrogged by Stuttgart, who moved off the foot of the table with a 1-0 win at Hamburg, having gone five league games without a win.

Christian Streich (SC Freiburg coach): “We started well enough. We tried to keep it nice and tight and we generally did that very well. But we couldn’t keep out everything they threw at us. The way my team stood up to Bayern’s utter superiority was good. Huge, huge credit to Pep for the work he’s doing here.”

Hannover won 2-0 at Augsburg in the other result of Tuesday.