VfL Wolfsburg 0-2 Bayern Munich: League leaders stroll to victory against struggling Wolves

Guardiola's side proved too much for Wolfsburg, who were washed away in the second half after a promising display in the first.

VfL Wolfsburg 0-2 Bayern Munich: League leaders stroll to victory against struggling Wolves
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VfL Wolfsburg
0 2
Bayern Munich
VfL Wolfsburg: (4-2-3-1) Casteels; Träsch (Schürrle 72'), Naldo (Knoche 76'), Dante, Rodriguez; Arnold, Luiz Gustavo; Vieirinha, Draxler, Schäfer (Azzaoui 84'); Kruse.
Bayern Munich: (4-1-4-1) Neuer; Lahm, Kimmich, Alaba, Bernat; Xabi Alonso; Robben (Ribery 56'), Müller, Douglas Costa (Thiago 50'), Coman (Rode 88'); Lewandowski.
SCORE: 0-1, Coman 66'. 0-2, Lewandowski 74'.
REFEREE: Manue Gräfe (Berlin). Booked: Bernat (78

Bayern Munich created an 11 point gap between themselves and Borussia Dortmund at the top of the table, following today's 2-0 victory over Wolfsburg.

Defeat for Wolfsburg leaves them in a not so impressive eighth place, with the chances of making the top four beginning to reduce week-by-week.

Franck Ribery was influential in victory today, when he was brought on in the second half to replace Arjen Robben who had been quiet for the majority of the game. 

Wolfsburg only really threatened Bayern once or twice throughout the whole game, one of those chances fell to Marcel Schäfer in the 44th minute when he failed to hit the target from five yards out after a header was knocked down to him from Max Kruse.

Quiet first half

The first half saw Wolfsburg sit back and invite pressure from Bayern and attempt to hit them on the counter attack. We seen a fairly wary approach from Bayern in the first half who were obviously aware of the counter attack threat Wolfsburg pose. Bayern made good use of the wings with Kingsley Coman and Douglas Costa occasionally causing problems for Wolfsburg's full-backs, however, Thomas Müller and Robert Lewandowski were kept quite by Dante and Naldo.

There were no real clear cut opportunities until the 44th minute when Marcel Schäfer was presented with an opportunity to put the hosts ahead, failing to hit the target from five yards out; this closed out the quiet first half.

It was another disappointing defeat for the Wolves. | Image source: kicker - Getty Images
It was another disappointing defeat for the Wolves. | Image source: kicker - Getty Images

Action packed second

It wouldn't take long for the first piece of action to take place in the second half. In the 54th minute Robert Lewandowski had the ball in the net, however, the on-form striker was wrongly flagged offside. After Ribery had replaced Robben chances started falling to Bayern, in the 66th minute a move that was started by Ribery ended up with a scuffed Lewandowski shot falling down to the young Frenchman, Kinglsey Coman, who volleyed the ball past the Wolfsburg goalkeeper Koen Casteels putting Bayern up 1-0. 

Not much later in the 74th minute, the league's top goalscorer Robert Lewandowski coolly finished the ball past Casteels which put Bayern 2-0 ahead and put the game to bed.  

Bayern take on 1. FSV Mainz 05 next at home, and will be expecting to take all three points. As for Wolfsburg, they face Hannover 96 away from home, they too would expect all three points from the last placed Hannover.