Monday, 3rd January, 2014

Bayern Munich's usual suspects were on hand to fire them 13 points clear as Bundesliga leaders, with Pep Guardiola labelling it his side's best-ever home win.

The Bavarians put five without reply past Eintracht Frankfurt – whose captain Pirmin Schwegler felt they were "destined to lose" – to extend their near-invincible lead.

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The Bundesliga is taking on a sense of inevitability with Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund and Schalke realistically left fighting for the Champions League spots.

And Guardiola heaped the praise on his team, after what was also their biggest home win of this season.


"That was our best home game so far", he told the club's website. "I’m very pleased indeed. Congratulations to my players, they played very, very well. It was a good step forwards.

"We controlled the game well, we had lots of possession and we kept releasing our special attacking players.

"I’m delighted for the fans. In the first half of the season I was often afraid it was too boring for all the people at the stadium."

Arjen Robben scored the third goal of the match, around efforts from Mario Gotze, Franck Ribery, Dante and Mario Mandzukic.

It was the Dutchman's first goal since coming back from injury and he added: "Everyone wants to beat the leaders, the champions. So we have to stay focused. No one’s going to give us anything for free."

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