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Bayern warm up for Arsenal with Wolfsburg win

Published on Feb 16, 2013 6:08 AM
Bayern Munich's Dutch midfielder Arjen Robben (second, left) vies for the ball with Wolfsburg's Brazilian defender Naldo during the German first division Bundesliga football match VfL Wolfsburg v FC Bayern Munich in Wolfsburg, northern Germany, on Feb 15, 2013. -- PHOTO: AFP

BERLIN (AFP) - Bayern Munich went 18 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga on Friday with a 2-0 victory at VfL Wolfsburg as they move ever closer to the German title.

With Tuesday's trip to Arsenal looming in the Champions League last-16, first-leg tie, Bayern did enough to see off 12th-placed Wolfsburg without picking up injuries.

It was Munich's 18th win from 22 matches and with second-placed Borussia Dortmund hosting Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, Bayern took the chance to further extend their massive lead.

Mario Mandzukic again proved why Germany's Mario Gomez must be content with a place on Bayern's bench as the Croat gave Munich a first-half lead to claim his sixth goal in four Bundesliga games, taking his tally in all matches to 17 for the season.

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