Bayern sweep four past Nurnberg
Bayern Munich extended their lead at the top of the Bundesliga with another comfortable victory, this time beating local rivals Nurnberg 4-0 at the Allianz Arena.
Mario Gomez scored a brace, while Bastian Schweinsteiger and Franck Ribery were also on target for the home side, who eased through the second half with their UEFA Champions League tie against Napoli next Wednesday in sight.
Nurnberg never posed a threat to Manuel Neuer's goal as the Bayern goalkeeper kept yet another clean sheet, his ninth of the season in the league.
Bayern were ahead after just 85 seconds when Gomez headed in Schweinsteiger's cross from the right wing, and Gomez then turned provider for Schweinsteiger for the second goal in the 19th minute.
A good exchange between Ribery and Philipp Lahm down the left allowed the Bayern full-back to enter the area and pull the ball back for Gomez, who laid it off for Schweinsteiger to finish from over 20 yards.
As if Bayern were not dominant enough, Timmy Simons almost helped them out by going close to scoring an own goal in the 25th minute. Bayern did not need any favours, though, even if Ribery was invited to make one of his trademark runs in from the left before shooting past Alexander Stephan to score their third in the 39th minute.
Gomez almost made it four in the 66th when he took the ball past Stephan, but Philipp Wohlscheid was covering to clear the ball away from the open goal and behind for a corner.
The German international did score the fourth two minutes later, though. Toni Kroos raced through from what appeared to be an offside position and took the ball to the goal line before crossing low to Gomez, who tapped in with his left foot from point-blank range.
It was Bayern's 30th goal in 11 matches and enough for them to win their eighth game to establish a four-point advantage over Schalke at the top of the table.