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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 Borussia Monchengladbach 14 +14 31
2 RB Leipzig 14 +23 30
3 Borussia Dortmund 14 +14 26
4 Schalke 04 14 +7 25
5 SC Freiburg 14 +7 25
6 Bayer Leverkusen 14 +4 25
7 Bayern Munich 14 +15 24
8 TSG Hoffenheim 14 -4 21
9 VfL Wolfsburg 14 +1 20
10 FC Union Berlin 14 -1 19
11 Eintracht Frankfurt 14 +2 18
12 FC Augsburg 14 -6 17
13 Mainz 14 -14 15
14 Werder Bremen 14 -7 14
15 Hertha Berlin 14 -9 12
16 Fortuna Düsseldorf 14 -13 12
17 SC Paderborn 07 14 -15 8
18 FC Cologne 14 -18 8