Munich, Germany – Arjen Robben's beautiful chip shot capped goal first half in an impressive 5-0 win over Hamburg on Saturday at the Allianz Arena in the Bundesliga.
Bayern won its second straight league match after losing its opener at home to Monchengladbach, and moved to second in the standings behind Gladbach. Hamburg remained winless in three matches this season.
Van Buyten, handed his first start in place of Jerome Boateng, reached a pass from Robben inside the area and turned a header inside the right post to start the scoring on 13 minutes.
Ribery was on the scoresheet four minutes later after he settled a Muller pass and opened space on the left and converted with his left foot to the far post.
Van Buyten picked up an assist later in the half, as he played Robben down the left, but the Dutch international did most of the work. Robben avoided a pair of defenders on the right side of the area and, with Hamburg goalie Jaroslav Drobny inching off his line, lifted a chip shot inside the far netting.
Gomez, who led the Bundesliga with 28 goals last season, opened his account on 56 minutes when he converted a Muller pass from a difficult angle and Olic was on target in the 80th when he converted a Muller pass.
Bayern scored just one goal in its first two games of the season, but defeated FC Zurich 2-0 on Wednesday in a Champions League playoff, and visits the Swiss side Tuesday for the second leg.
Borussia Dortmund 2, Nurnberg 0
Dortmund, Germany - Kevin Grosskreutz scored his third goal of the season and Borussia Dortmund defeated Nurnberg, 2-0, on Saturday at Signal-Iduna-Park in the Bundesliga.
Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring five minutes after half, and Grosskreutz sealed the defending champions second win of the season 10 minutes from time.
Dortmund lost to Hoffenheim last week in its second fixture, but rebounded to join a group of teams on six points behind surprise leader Monchengladbach. Nurnberg lost for the second time through three matches.
Werder Bremen 5, Freiburg 3
Bremen, Germany - Aaron Hunt's penalty four minutes from time was the match- winner as Werder Bremen edged Freiburg, 5-3, on Saturday at Weserstadion for its second win of the season.
Clemens Fritz, Claudio Pizarro, Marko Arnautovic and Wesley also scored for Bremen. Papiss Demba Cisse scored a brace for Freiburg, running his total to four goals after just three games. Stefan Reisinger also scored for Freiburg.
Bremen sits with a group of clubs on six points behind surprise Bundesliga leader Monchengladbach, while Freiburg remained winless after its second loss.
Bayer Leverkusen 1, Stuttgart 0
Stuttgart, Germany - Stefan Kiessling scored midway through the first half as Bayer Leverkusen downed Stuttgart, 1-0, on Saturday at Mercedes-Benz-Arena in the Bundesliga.
Leverkusen won for the second time on the young season, and sits with a group of seven teams on six points behind surprise leader Monchengladbach. Stuttgart lost for the first time this season after a win and draw in its first two.
Hoffenheim 2, Augsburg 0
Augsburg, Germany - Sejad Salihovic converted a penalty in the 75th minute for his third goal of the season and Hoffenheim followed its victory over Borussia Dortmund with a 2-0 victory over Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday at SGL Arena.
Ryan Babel also scored for Hoffenheim, which sits among a group of seven sides on six points behind surprise leader Monchengladbach. Augsburg, which tied its first two games, lost for the first time in its first year in the Bundesliga.
Cologne 1, Kaiserslautern 1
Cologne, Germany - Kaiserslautern's Ivo Ilicevic and Cologne's Mato Jajalo traded goals in a two-minute stretch of the first half, as the teams tied 1-1 on Saturday at RheinEnergieStadion in the Bundesliga.
Cologne earned its first point of the season after two straight losses, while Kaiserslautern posted its second draw of the young season.