Bayern Munich beat Hannover 2-0 in Bundesliga

AP, Saturday 14 Sep 2013

Bayern Munich beat Hannover 2-0 in the 5th matchday of the Germany Bundesliga on Saturday

Bayern's Franck Ribery of France, left, celebrates with teammates Bayern's Arjen Robben of the Netherlands, center, and Thomas Mueller after scoring his side's second goal challenge for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Hannover 96, in Munich, southern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 (Photo: AP)

Bayern Munich defeated Hannover 2-0 to maintain its 11-game winning streak at home in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Bayern seemed distracted by its new Oktoberfest-inspired brown and white strip in the first half but stepped up its performance after Mario Mandzukic opened the scoring in the 51st minute.

Franck Ribery pounced on a rebound to secure the win in the 64th.

Former Bayern midfielder Luiz Gustavo was sent off for the second time in his third game for new club Wolfsburg, which lost 3-1 at Bayer Leverkusen.

Kevin-Prince Boateng's first goal for Schalke was enough for a 1-0 win at Mainz, Eintracht Frankfurt won 3-0 at 10-man Werder Bremen, and Augsburg came from behind to beat Freiburg 2-1.

Borussia Dortmund was to host Hamburger SV in the late game.

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