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Bayern sinks Leverkusen

Germany star Thomas Mueller scored twice as Bayern Munich went back to the top of the Bundesliga table on Saturday with a 3-0 home win over Bayer Leverkusen.

Pep Guardiola’s Bayern impressed at Munich’s Allianz Arena in sealing its third straight league win to claim top place from Wolfsburg, which beat Schalke 3-0 on Friday without Manchester City-bound Kevin de Bruyne.

Mueller and Dutch winger Arjen Robben both converted second-half penalties for Bayern as fellow Champions League side Leverkusen was well beaten.

Leverkusen had a goal disallowed when Australia winger Robbie Kruse looked to have scored on 72 minutes, but the referee spotted him bringing the ball down with his arm.

Cologne’s impressive start continued when it moved up to second in the Bundesliga with a 2-1 win at home to Hamburg.

The results: Bundesliga: VfB Stuttgart 1 (Didavi 30) lost to Eintracht Frankfurt 4 (Castaignos 42, 87, Seferovic 69, Hlousek 11-og); Augsburg 0 lost to Ingolstadt 1 (Leckie 63); Cologne 2 (Hosiner 76, Modeste 81-pen) bt Hamburg 1 (Holtby 47); Mainz 05 3 (Muto 15, 29, Malli 47) bt Hanover 96 0; Darmstadt 0 drew with Hoffenheim 0; Bayern Munich 3 (Mueller 26, 60-pen, Robben 71-pen) bt Bayer Leverkusen 0. On Friday: VfL Wolfsburg 3 (Dost 17, Rodriguez 59-pen, Klose 61) bt Schalke 04 0.

La liga: Real Sociedad 0 drew with Sporting Gijon 0. On Friday: Villareal 3 (Soldado 67, Bakambu 87, 90+3) bt Espanyol 1 (Caicedo 5).

Serie A: Bologna 0 lost to Sassuolo 1 (Floro Flores 86).

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