Schalke vs. Bayern Munich: Final score 4-0, Bavarians dominate

Dennis Grombkowski

Bayern Munich put in an impressive performance in a win away to Schalke.

After a shaky earlier few minutes, Bayern Munich put Schalke to the sword and left Gelsenkirchen with a 3-0 victory on Saturday. The victory moves the Bavarians back atop the table, level on points with Borussia Dortmund. Schalke remain in 12th place.

More from our team blogs: Bayern blog Bavarian Football Works

The opening ten minutes were well controlled by Schalke in what was an impressive display. They weren't able to keep up their pace, however, and Bayern slowly began to exert control on the match. Toni Kroos tested Timo Hildebrand from distance a few times before he ripped the back of net.

Bastian Schweinsteiger, returning to Pep Guardiola's lineup for the first time since returning from injury, opened the scoring in the 20th minute when he headed in an Arjen Robben corner kick. Only a minute later, Bayern made it 2-0 on another headed goal. Mario Mandzukic got onto the end of David Alaba's cross to put Schalke behind the eight ball.

The remainder of the first half was completely dominated by Bayern, and the Bavarians nearly added a third several times. The second half started the same way, with Schalke rarely threatening Manuel Neuer in the Bayern goal.

The third goal came in the 75th minute thanks, once again, to Alaba's impressive showing along the left flank today. After dribbling into the Schalke penalty area, Alaba brought the ball to a dead stop, found Franck Ribery in the box, and passed the ball to the Frenchman for the easy goal.

Just when Schalke thought the 3-0 scoreline would be the final result, Claudio Pizarro scored on a Thomas Müller pass to make it 4-0 and put the final nail in the Königsblauen's coffin.

Schalke: Timo Hildebrand; Dennis Aogo, Joel Matip, Benedikt Höwedes, Atsuto Uchida, Roman Neustädter (Marco Höger, 46'), Jermaine Jones; Julian Draxler, Kevin Prince Boateng (Christian Clemens, 81'), Jefferson Farfan; Adam Szalai

Bayern Munich: Manuel Neuer; David Alaba, Dante, Jerome Boateng, Rafinha; Philipp Lahm; Franck Ribery, Toni Kroos, Bastian Schweinsteiger (Jan Kirchhoff, 78'), Arjen Robben (Thomas Müller, 71'); Mario Mandzukic (Claudio Pizarro, 81')

Goals: Schweinsteiger (21'), Mandžukić (22'), Ribery (75'), Pizarro (84')

Follow @SBNationSoccer on TwitterLike SB Nation Soccer on Facebook

More in Soccer:

Jose Mourinho needs a midfield

PSG-Monaco: The birth of a rivalry

Recapping the week in CONCACAF Champions League

UEFA members against summer World Cup in 2022

Lahm’s midfield shift illustrates his quality

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.