Berlin: Dutch winger Arjen Robben netted a hat-trick as Bayern Munich broke their losing streak with a 6-0 rout of Hamburg on Saturday, while leaders Borussia Dortmund were beaten 1-0 at Hoffenheim.
After Bayern boss Louis van Gaal was told last Monday that his contract will be terminated at the end of the season - a year earlier than planned - Bayern secured their biggest win of the season following three straight defeats.
"Who would have thought this, eh? Certainly not my friends from the media," gloated van Gaal, whose side host holders Inter Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday. "But that is football.