Jan 24, 2014 at 7.30pm UK at ​Borussia-Park
Borussia M'bachBorussia Monchengladbach
0-2
Bayern Munich

Wendt (36'), Kramer (81')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Gotze (7'), Muller (53' pen.)
Kroos (79')

Result: Bayern Munich ease past Borussia Monchengladbach

Bayern Munich extend their lead at the top of the Bundesliga with a 2-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach.

Bayern Munich have extended their lead at the top of the Bundesliga with a 2-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach this evening.

Bayern Munich's midfielder Thomas Muller and his teammates celebrate during the German first division Bundesliga football match Borussia Monchengladbach vs FC Bayern Munich in the German city of Moenchengladbach on January 24, 2014© Getty Images

Mario Gotze came close to breaking the deadlock just six minutes into the tie, but his finish drifted just wide.

However, the striker was able to find the target just a minute later after Thomas Muller played the ball through for him to bag his fifth goal for the club.

Rafinha tried his luck from range in a bid to double the Bundesliga leaders' advantage, but it was pushed wide by Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

The home side had a chance to level just before the break, as Max Kruse got the better of Dante in the box before unleashing a powerful finish, only to see his effort hit the post.

Bayern were able to extend their lead early in the second half when a Gotze effort hit the hand of Granit Xhaka in the box, giving the visitors a penalty, which Muller was able to convert.

Gladbach were denied by the post again shortly after as Patrick Hermann got the better of the Bayern defenders with his pace before clattering the woodwork.

The away side had a couple of half-chances for a third late on, but were unable to get the better of Ter Stegen in the home goal again.

The result leaves them 10 points clear at the top of the table, while Gladbach sit third.

Bayern Munich's players celebrate after scoring the first goal during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Borussia Dortmund on November 23, 2013
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