Rampant Bayern cruise past Hertha to go 11 points clear
BERLIN: Unbeaten Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich opened up an 11-point gap at the top after goals from Thomas Mueller and Kingsley Coman eased them past Hertha Berlin 2-0 on Saturday, their 13th win in 14 league games.
The champions, looking for a record fourth straight Bundesliga title, are on 40 points and, with three games left, will go into next month's winter break in top spot if second-placed Borussia Dortmund, on 29, fail to beat VfB Stuttgart on Sunday.
Gladbach are fourth on 23 points, one behind VfL Wolfsburg, who take on Augsburg on Sunday.
Hamburg SV won 3-1 at Werder Bremen in their northern derby. The visitors were two up midway through the first half with goals from Ivo Ilicevic and Michael Gregoritsch before Werder's Anthony Ujah pulled a goal back after the break and Nicolai Mueller sealed Hamburg's victory in the 68th minute.