Bochum - Arjen Robben scored twice and set up another as FC Bayern München came from a goal down to thrash Bundesliga 2 side VfL Bochum 5-1 in a friendly on Friday.

The Bundesliga leaders were behind inside five minutes when Danny Latza sent an unstoppable effort past Manuel Neuer. Robben, celebrating his 31st Birthday, went close to levelling, before finally getting the breakthrough his endeavour deserved after 26 minutes. The Dutchman turned provider late in the half as Dante powered home a corner to give the Bavarians a deserved lead, duly extended by substitute Mario Götze in the 66th minute.

Holger Badstuber, Medhi Benatia, Mitchell Weiser and Claudio Pizarro all entered the fray at various stages in the second half, but it was that man Robben who put the result beyond any doubt courtesy of a trademark curling strike on his evergreen left foot. The game wrapped up, Bayern used the closing stages as a bit of target practice in preparation for next Friday's
Rückrunde opener at VfL Wolfsburg, with Sebastian Rode adding goal number five following a mistake in the Bochum back four.