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Munich’s Thomas Mueller scores twice, gives 3-1 victory

Bayern Munich’s Thomas Mueller scored twice, including a 71st- minute bicycle kick, to give the Bundesliga leaders a 3-1 victory over Darmstadt 98 on Saturday and lift them 11 points clear at the top of the table.

Mueller scored both goals in the second half as Bayern, who face Juventus in the Champions League round of 16 next week, had to battle from a goal down against the promoted club.

Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski, in fine form, completed Bayern’s turnaround in the 84th minute with his 22nd goal of the campaign.

The hosts twice came close through Lewandowski in a one-sided start with Bayern pressing for an early goal and Darmstadt forced to defend desperately.

Arturo Vidal’s shot was tipped over the bar and Arjen Robben failed to beat the keeper in a golden one-on-one opportunity as Bayern had chances galore.

The hosts were punished for their wastefulness when Darmstadt’s Sandro Wagner beat central defender Serdar Tasci at the near post to head in a cross and silence the 75,000 home crowd.

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