Bayern thrash Bremen

Bayern Munich warm up for their Champions League semifinal against Real Madrid with a 5-2 win over Werder Bremen.

    Bayern trailed twice but scored three goals in a seven-minute span in the second half to put the match away [AFP]
    Bayern trailed twice but scored three goals in a seven-minute span in the second half to put the match away [AFP]

    Bayern Munich warmed up for their Champions League semifinal against Real Madrid with a 5-2 win over Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga.

    Elsewhere, Wolfsburg had their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League dampened with a 2-2 draw against Freiburg at home, while bottom clubs Nuremberg and Eintracht Braunschweig lost to Mainz and Hertha Berlin respectively.

    The Munich team, who wrapped up the Bundesliga title in March, rested a number of players with their crucial Champions League semi-final second leg against Real Madrid in mind.  

    Bayern trailed twice but scored three goals in a seven-minute span in the second half to put the match away.

    Franck Ribery scored a goal and played a role in two others as his form finally improved ahead of their match against Madrid, who hold a 1-0 lead from the home leg.

    The German champions' players wore black armbands and a minute of silence was observed before kickoff in honor of former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova, who died on Friday.

    Bayern also put a statement of condolences, in German and Catalan, on its website. Vilanova was the assistant of Pep Guardiola, who is now the Bayern coach.



    SOURCE: AP


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