On-fire Bayern Munich demolish hapless Hamburg 9-2

Reuters, Saturday 30 Mar 2013

Bayern Munich smash Hamburg in the 27th matchday of the German Bundesliga on Saturday

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Munich's players celebrate after scoring during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and SV Hamburg in Munich, Germany, Saturday, March 30, 2013 (Photo: AP)

League leaders Bayern Munich demolished Hamburg SV 9-2 with four goals from striker Claudio Pizarro and two from Arjen Robben on Saturday to put one hand on the Bundesliga trophy with seven games to play.

With a dazzling performance that will act as a warning to Italy's Juventus ahead of their Champions League quarter-final next week, Bayern, resting several key players, could have celebrated their 23rd German league title were it not for Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski.

The Poland striker scored a late winner earlier on Saturday to give the champions a narrow 2-1 victory at VfB Stuttgart and put Bayern's title champagne on ice for at least another week.

With a 20-point lead over second-placed Dortmund, however, the Bavarians look set to lift their 22nd Bundesliga trophy.

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