Munich - With the city of Munich in party mode in the final weekend of Oktoberfest, FC Bayern München got in celebratory mood ahead of their visit to the world famous festival on Sunday by brushing Hannover 96 aside 4-0.
bundesliga.com rounds up the post-match thoughts of goalscorers Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben, as well as plenty more besides...
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Robert Lewandowski: Sometimes it's really difficult to play against a team that has five men at the back, four in midfield and plays very defensively, but we know that kind of tactic very well. It wasn't an easy game but everything seemed to click today. We're happy we scored four goals and got three points. Every game is different but we always need to attack, regardless of who we're playing or how they're playing. Now we're going to Oktoberfest on Sunday - it's my first time and I'm really looking forward to it! Arjen Robben: We played really aggressive football, attacking football and created a lot of chances. I think it was a very good game for us and for the spectators. It was probably our best performance yet. Now we have to continue. We’re playing well and moving in the right direction but we can still improve a few things. We have to be very happy with the last few games and it was very important to go into the international break having won our last three Bundesliga games. Xabi Alonso: Over the last few years it’s been clear that this is a winning team, which makes it easier to integrate yourself and adapt. I’ve felt very comfortable here so far. We’re doing well but there’s still a long way to go this season. Philipp Lahm: You can see that the Bundesliga is increasingly becoming more of a level playing field and a lot of teams can take points off the bigger sides. We've also had a couple of draws. We're in a good league with a lot of quality. Manuel Neuer: It was a great performance in the first half and although we didn't manage to continue that into the second half we were never in any danger and were comfortable. Now we've got a two-week break for the international fixtures and hopefully we'll get one or two players back from injury after that. There are always little areas you can improve, for instance in our draws with Hamburg and Schalke, but things are going well at the moment. Xherdan Shaqiri: We played really well, dominated and put on a very good display for the spectators, especially in the first half. It was a great day for all of us. Sebastian Rode: We did what we needed to do: we won at home. We're top and we want to stay there. It's crazy to see what's going on in the city [with Oktoberfest]. People are pouring into Munich from abroad and on Sunday I'm looking forward to going with the team.
Ron-Robert Zieler: We had a few chances today - especially the one with Artur Sobeich - so we had the opportunity to score our first goal away from home [this season]. It's a shame we didn't, it would certainly have done us good to end that kind of run but you don't get many chances against Bayern. Leonardo Bittencourt: Bayern were very dominant today. We conceded too easily today and shot ourselves in the foot, so to speak. We'd worked hard in training during the week and came here hoping to get something but we threw the game away too easily and too early on. You need to have a very good day against Bayern and be clinical with the chances you get. Going 2-0 down after a quarter of an hour made life difficult for us. Jonathan Stockitt reporting from the Allianz Arena
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