Ribery scores 2 as Bayern beats Hoffenheim 2-0

Associated Press Modified: October 6, 2012 at 12:17 pm •  Published: October 6, 2012
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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Bayern Munich beat Hoffenheim 2-0 on Saturday for its seventh straight Bundesliga victory, with Franck Ribery scoring both goals.

Ribery scored early in each half and Bayern cruised past Hoffenheim to maintain its perfect start to the domestic season and bounce back from a Champions League 3-1 loss at BATE Borisov midweek.

"We came back from a tough Champions League match and I was very pleased with our defensive effort," Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes said.

"We played very cleverly, we dominated and we didn't allow them a chance. We were very motivated. It was clear to me after the first goal that we could always score a second," Heynckes said.

Bayern is off to its best start since 1995 and has won 10 of 11 matches in all competitions.

"It' a good record and we can relax and have fun at the Oktoberfest tomorrow," midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger said.

Ribery said Bayern must strive to win "every match."

"We should not be looking at other teams but concentrate on our effort," the France winger said.

Hamburger SV continued its recovery by winning 1-0 in Greuther Fuerth on a goal by Heung-min Son.

Promoted Fortuna Duesseldorf lost its first match of the season, going down 1-0 with 10 men at Mainz.

Freiburg routed Nuremberg 3-0 to hand the visitors their fourth straight loss, while Schalke beat Wolfsburg 3-0 as Felix Magath's team remained next to last in the Bundesliga.

Hamburg won its fourth in five matches, while promoted Greuther Fuerth stayed winless in five straight and was stuck at the bottom of the standings, one point behind Wolfsburg.



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