Berlin: Bayern Munich went 23 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday with a 6-1 thrashing of Wolfsburg to record a 16th consecutive win and 49th match without defeat. With just 10 games left in the campaign, the European champions are virtually assured of defending their title after a sixth successive win over the 2009 champions.
Victory was also the perfect tonic ahead of Tuesday's Champions League last-16 tie against Arsenal, where they will defend a 2-0 first leg lead. Naldo gave Wolfsburg a shock 17th-minute lead before Bayern, heading for a 24th national title, turned on the style.
Pep Guardiola's side scored five times in 20 second-half minutes on Saturday and they have now hit 30 goals in eight games since the Bundesliga resumed after the winter break. They have also scored 72 times since the start of the season with just 11 conceded.