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Football news - Bayern Munich cruise past Nuremberg to continue Bundesliga rise

Bayern cruise past Nuremberg to continue Bundesliga rise
By Reuters

08/12/2018 at 17:47Updated 08/12/2018 at 18:38

Champions Bayern Munich eased past Nuremberg 3-0 in the Bavarian derby with two goals from Robert Lewandowski, to continue their recovery from a dip in form and move into second place.

Lewandowski continued his fantastic form as he struck twice in the first half to make it eight goals in his last six matches.

Franck Ribery added another in the 56th as Bayern found minimal resistance from their toothless opponents.

Bayern moved up to second place in the Bundesliga as they continued their rise after a slow start to the season.

The reigning champions, who have won the last six consecutive league titles, are on 27 points, nine points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund who beat Schalke 04 2-1 in the Revierderby on Saturday.

Borussia Moenchengladbach, on 26, are in action on Sunday against VfB Stuttgart.