Bayern Munich overpower Hoffenheim 5-2 in German Bundesliga

Updated: Jan 28, 2018, 11:38 IST | IANS

Bayern Munich came from behind to crush Hoffenheim 5-2 in the 20th round of the Bundesliga action

Bayern Munichs German striker Thomas Mueller and teammates celebrate at the end of the German first division Bundesliga football match, Bayern Munich v TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, on January 27, 2018 in Munich, southern Germany. Pic/ AFP
Bayern Munichs German striker Thomas Mueller and teammates celebrate at the end of the German first division Bundesliga football match, Bayern Munich v TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, on January 27, 2018 in Munich, southern Germany. Pic/ AFP

Bayern Munich came from behind to crush Hoffenheim 5-2 in the 20th round of the Bundesliga action. The league front-runners had their ninth straight victory in all competitions after bouncing back from two goals down to Hoffenheim during the match on Saturday, Xinhua news agency reported. The visitors grabbed a perfect start against the German champions as Mark Uth slotted home his 10th goal of the season after capitalizing on a rebound from Bayern goalkeeper Sven Ulreich, who blocked Serge Gnabry's penalty with just three minutes into the game.

Gnabry remained in the thick of things as he doubled the lead nine minutes later with a 25-meter effort to make up his squandered penalty. The titleholders needed some time to recover from the double setbacks. Bayern's top striker Robert Lewandowski deflected home Joshua Kimmich's shot on target to reduce the arrears with 20 minutes played. Bayern remained on the front foot and levelled the scores five minutes later as Jerome Boateng headed home Arjen Robben's corner kick. The following fixtures complete the 20th round on Sunday -- Bayer Leverkusen host Mainz and newly promoted Hannover encounter Wolfsburg.

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