May 3, 2014 at 2.30pm UK at ​Imtech Arena
Hamburger SV
Bayern Munich
Calhanoglu (72')
Demirbay (86')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Gotze (32', 55', 69'), Pizarro (75')
Martinez (64')
Boateng (86')

Result: Bayern Munich thrash lowly Hamburger SV

Hamburger SV's hopes of avoiding relegation are dealt a major blow as they are beaten 4-1 at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.

Hamburger SV's hopes of avoiding relegation have been dealt a major blow as they were beaten 4-1 at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga this afternoon.

Bayern Munich's Dutch midfielder Arjen Robben celebrates with teammates during the German first division Bundesliga football match Hamburger SV vs FC Bayern Munich in Hamburg, northern Germany, on May 3, 2014© Getty Images

Ivo Ilicevic could have given SV an important lead after 13 minutes as he looked to capitalise on Dante's poor back-pass, but he could only fire his shot over the Bayern goal and into the stands.

The relegation strugglers came close again minutes later when midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu smashed a shot towards goal with Manuel Neuer looking beaten, only for the player to see the ball scrape wide of the post.

Bayern took the lead with their first meaningful chance after 32 minutes, when Mario Gotze latched on to Arjen Robben's cross to tap into the net and leave Munich to surpass Werder Bremen's previous record of 43 away goals in one season.

Hamburger could have pulled level just before half time, but Neuer pulled off a world-class save to tip over Rafael van der Vaart's dipping volley from distance.

SV's hopes of clinching an important victory were dealt a major blow after half time, when Gotze rifled in a half-volley which brushed Thomas Muller on its way into the net.

Gotze grabbed his second of the afternoon to make it 3-0 after 69 minutes, before Hamburger pulled a goal back through Calhanoglu's fine strike.

Bayern compounded the hosts' misery with 15 minutes left to play, as Claudio Pizarro's overhead kick from a rebound left the final score at 4-1.

Bayern Munich's Spanish head coach Pep Guardiola (L) looks on during the UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg football match Real Madrid CF vs FC Bayern Munchen at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 23, 2014
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