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2018/19 German Bundesliga
  • Wout Weghorst (63')
  • Robert Lewandowski (30', 48')
  • James Rodríguez (72')
  • Arjen Robben (57')

Bayern Munich end four-game winless streak with victory at Wolfsburg

Robert Lewandowski scored Bayern Munich's scored goal against Wolfsburg after taking the ball around the goalkeeper Getty

Bayern Munich ended a run of four matches without a win with a 3-1 victory at Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga despite having Arjen Robbben sent off.

Robert Lewandowski scored either side of half-time to give the reigning champions the lead, only for Robben to be shown a red card for a second bookable offence as the hour mark approached.

Wout Weghorst pulled a goal back for the hosts shortly afterward but James Rodriguez re-established Bayern's two-goal lead on 72 minutes.

The win moves Bayern into the top six and eases the pressure on coach Niko Kovac, who received the backing of club chiefs Uli Hoeness and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Friday in an adversarial news conference in which they blamed the media for negative coverage.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 34 +56 78
2 Borussia Dortmund 34 +37 76
3 RB Leipzig 34 +34 66
4 Bayer Leverkusen 34 +17 58
5 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 +13 55
6 VfL Wolfsburg 34 +12 55
7 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 +12 54
8 Werder Bremen 34 +9 53
9 TSG Hoffenheim 34 +18 51
10 Fortuna Düsseldorf 34 -16 44
11 Hertha Berlin 34 -8 43
12 Mainz 34 -11 43
13 SC Freiburg 34 -15 36
14 Schalke 04 34 -18 33
15 FC Augsburg 34 -20 32
16 VfB Stuttgart 34 -38 28
17 Hannover 96 34 -40 21
18 Nurnberg 34 -42 19