Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben said their 2-0 win over Wolfsburg settled a few nerves following their shock defeat at Monchengladbach with both Schalke and Borussia Dortmund hard on the leaders' heels. Robben claimed Bayern's second goal on yesterday as a lob from Croatia forward Ivica Olic beat Wolfsburg goalkeeper Diego Benaglio and bounced up into Robben's stomach as it crossed the goalline in the 92nd minute.
Germany striker Mario Gomez had claimed his 17th goal of the season on 60 minutes to calm Bayern's nerves following their shock 3-1 defeat at Gladbach last weekend. Munich stay top of the table on goal difference, but both defending champions Dortmund and Schalke picked up wins to draw level with Bayern on 40 points, though the Bavarians stay top on goal difference. "Maybe it wasn't the best game from us, but we were aggressive today and now it all begins," said the Dutchman.
Bayern captain Philipp Lahm said it was important his team had kept Wolfsburg goalless. "The fact that we can play the better football is beyond question," said Lahm. "But we didn't score at the important points of the game
"In the first half we created three good scoring chances against a very defensive team. If you take the lead, the opponents normally cracks, but that isn't what happened. Nevertheless, we can be satisfied with a 2-0 at home, we kept them to zero. Things are all right."
Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes said his side are showing a lot of potential in their play. "The win gives us some security which we can build on in the coming weeks," said Heynckes, whose side face FC Basel in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League on 22 February.