27 Oct 2014

Bayern thump Roma

12:41 pm on 27 October 2014

A ruthless Bayern Munich scored five goals in the first 35 minutes on their way to an astonishing 7-1 Champions League win at AS Roma that left the home players and supporters shell-shocked.

Arjen Robben scored twice, while Mario Goetze, Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller, from a penalty, also chipped in before half-time as the Bavarians exploited the many gaps left by the Roma defence in the Group E match.

Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben

Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Gervinho pulled one back for Roma after halftime only for further goals from substitute Franck Ribery and Xherdan Shaqiri to give Bayern their biggest ever away win in Europe, while Roma equalled their heaviest ever defeat.

It was Bayern's 12th match without defeat in all competitions and left them top of the group with nine points from three games, five clear of Roma.

Manchester City have two points and CSKA Moscow one.

City let slip a 2-0 to draw 2-2 in Moscow.

Chelsea crushed Maribor 6-0 in a predictably one-sided Group G match at Stamford Bridge with Jose Mourinho's side stretching their unbeaten run from the start of the season to 12 matches.

Jose Mourinho, Manager of Chelsea blows away a bubble prior to kick off. 2014.

Jose Mourinho, Manager of Chelsea blows away a bubble prior to kick off. 2014. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Chelsea top of the group with seven points from three matches.

They're two ahead of Schalke, who beat Sporting Lisbon 4-3.

Barcelona beat Ajax 3-1 and they're one point behind Paris St Germain, who beat Apoel Nicosia 1-nil.