Javi Martinez gets a spectacular Chilean Bayern 5- Hannover 0
Forward Mario Gómez was reunited with the goal in his first league appearance since going under the knife in August when the Bundesliga leaders, Bayern Munich, they thrashed 5-0 against Hanover and extended their lead at the top of the table to nine points.
The first goals came from the boots of Javi Martínez and Toni Kroos while the goal from Frenchman Franck Ribéry put the locals, who had drawn the two previous matches, with an advantage of 3-0 to rest.
Defender Dante headed in an hour into the game and Gómez sealed the fifth second after coming onto the pitch in his first league appearance this season after missing the first three months of competition to recover from ankle surgery to which he underwent in August.
The show of force places Bayern with 34 points in 13 matches while the reigning champion, Dortmund's Borussia, who will they face in a week, moved up to second place, nine points behind the leader after a victory by 2-1 opposite the Mainz 05, their third consecutive league win.
The Schalke 04 fell to third position with 24 points after a 1-1 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt, which is fourth by goal difference. Frankfurt ended the match a man down after Karim Matmour saw a second yellow.