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Bayern extend 3 point gap

Bayern extend 3 point gap

Bayern Munich extended their lead at the top to three points after Hamburg dropped points against Hannover. However, Bayern had to survive a late fightback from Hansa Rostock to ensure they grabbed the three points.

Bayern cruised into a 2-0 half-time lead courtesy of goals from Franck Ribery and Luca Toni.

But coach Ottmar Hitzfeld's side made a nervous start to the second-half as their defence leaked an early goal by Rostock's Enrico Kern.

"I'm very pleased we've taken the three points, but we showed two sides to our character" said Hitzfeld.

"We played very well in the first half and should have been further ahead, but we lost our way after they pulled one back and our opponents grew in stature.

"It would have been a lot easier for us if we hadn't conceded the early goal after half-time.

"I'm happy with our fighting spirit but not with the football we played."