Makaay inspires Bayern win
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bayern Munich tightened their grip on the Bundesliga with a fine win at Gladbach.Bayern Munich tightened their grip on the Bundesliga with a fine win at Borussia Monchengladbach.
Felix Magath's side came into the game with a six-point lead and fired out a warning to the chasing pack with a 3-1 win.
Roy Makaay had a tough time in front of goal prior to Christmas, but he inspired his side to victory with a brace on Friday.
The Dutchman opened the scoring on 13 minutes, firing home after Gladbach failed to deal with a Willy Sagnol cross.
Bayern talisman Michael Ballack handed his team-mates a cushion when curling home a superb free kick ten minutes after the interval.
Wesley Sonck threw the home side a lifeline when netting 60 seconds later, but Makaay knocked the stuffing out of Gladbach when capping a flowing move involving Ballack and Hassan Salihamidzic to seal victory for Bayern.
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Borussia Monchengladbach v Bayern Munich