FC Bayern München signed off their Bundesliga campaign with a comfortable 3-1 win over Hannover 96 in Pep Guardiola’s final league game in charge.
FC Bayern München 3-1 Hannover 96
After Guardiola, who has led the club to a record fourth consecutive league title this season, was honoured before kick-off with a trophy and an ovation from the supporters, his side began the game at a predictably fast pace.
Arturo Vidal hooked an acrobatic volley over and Franck Ribery went close with a swerving effort, but Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring when he shot past Ron-Robert Zieler. It was a record-breaking goal for the Poland international, who is now the first player to score 30 goals in a league season since Dieter Müller in 1976/77. Ivor Fossum blazed over the bar for the visitors, but the home side continued to dominate and Mario Götze doubled the lead with a cool chip.
Götze then lashed in a third after the break, before Hannover pulled one back when Artur Sobiech held off Jerome Boateng to finish calmly past substitute goalkeeper Sven Ulreich. Edgar Prib wasted two good chances to reduce the arrears for already-relegated Hannover, but Bayern were always in control and saw out the result comfortably to cap another fine domestic campaign and give Guardiola the perfect Bundesliga send-off.
Bayern: Neuer (Ulreich 51’) – Lahm (c), Benatia, Boateng (Rode 78’), Alaba – Vidal – Coman (Rafinha 61’), Götze, Thiago, Ribery – Lewandowski
Coach: Pep Guardiola
Hannover: Zieler (c) – Arkenberg, Anton, Sane, Albornoz – Schmiedebach, Fossum – Klaus (Dierßen 71’), Sulejmani (Gülselam 61’), Prib – Sobiech
Coach: Daniel Stendel