Wolfsburg rout Munich 5-1 to take Bundesliga lead
Edin Dzeko and attacking partner Grafite were on fire with two goals each as VfL Wolfsburg hammered Bayern Munich 5-1 for the Bundesliga lead on Saturday, dpa reported.
The Bosnia forward Dzeko broke a 1-1 tie with his strikes in the 63rd and 65th minute and Grafite did his share in the 74th and 77th as Wolfsburg moved atop the standings with the victory and because Hertha Berlin crashed 3-1 at home against Borussia Dortmund.
Wolfsburg lead the way with 51 points, due to a superior goal difference over northern German rivals SV Hamburg who defeated slumping TSG Hoffenheim 1-0. Hertha are third on 49 points and Munich fourth with 48 points in a dramatic title race.
VfB Stuttgart rose to fifth place with a 2-1 win at VfL Bochum and Eintracht Frankfurt got a breather with a 2-1 victory over drop zone club Energie Cottbus.