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February 21, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Arjen Robben scored twice and helped set up two more as Bayern Munich routed 10-man Paderborn 6-0 away to go 11 points clear in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Robben set up Robert Lewandowski in the 24th minute, Franck Ribery did likewise in the 37th, and Robben then converted a penalty in the 63rd, after Florian Hartherz was sent off for bringing him down.

The Dutchman helped Ribery score in the 72nd and the Frenchman returned the favor in the 86th, eight minutes after Mitchell Weiser made it 5-0.

"We took it very seriously and hardly allowed any chances," Bayern coach Pep Guardiola said. "It was difficult to play against this defense. I said before the game that Paderborn would stay in the Bundesliga. Now I'm certain."

Elsewhere, Augsburg goalkeeper Marwin Hitz scored in injury time to salvage a 2-2 draw against Bayer Leverkusen, Sebastian Proedl did likewise for Werder Bremen to draw 1-1 at Schalke, and Mainz came from behind to defeat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 in Martin Schmidt's first game as coach.

"There's a great feeling of relief but it's only a first step," said Schmidt, the former under-23 coach who took over from the fired Kasper Hjulmand on Tuesday.

Hoffenheim drew 1-1 at Freiburg, which finished with 10 men after Marc Torrejon was sent off in injury time.

Cologne drew 1-1 with Hannover for the late game. Joselu put the visitors ahead after a well worked move in the fifth and Cologne forward Anthony Ujah equalized in the 17th. Hannover defender Joao Pereira was sent off in injury time for a second booking.

Altogether there were four red cards Saturday as Frankfurt defender Carlos Zambrano was also sent off.

Bayern seems to have weathered its mid-season blip after scoring 14 goals and conceding none in its last two league games.

Lewandowski tucked away the defending champions' first real chance, shooting through the Paderborn keeper's legs after a brilliant Robben lob played him in.

Ribery pulled the ball back from the goal line for Lewandowski to convert at the near post for his second.

Robben's penalty ensured the Dutchman completed his feat of scoring against every other Bundesliga team.

"The penalty was a present from Thomas (Mueller)," Robben said. "We spoke about it before the game during the meal. Basti (Bastian Schweinsteiger) said, 'You're ahead in the scoring charts, if there's a penalty you have to take it.' Thomas remembered that and gave me the penalty."

Against the promoted side's 10 men, it seemed only a question of how many more Bayern would score, and Ribery and Weiser duly obliged before Robben took his tally to a league-leading 16 goals this season.

Despite defeat, many Paderborn fans were still singing and celebrating in their stadium some 40 minutes after full-time.

Hitz was hero for Augsburg after his dramatic equalizer in the fourth minute of injury time, scooped home after Leverkusen failed to clear a corner.

"I only ever scored an own goal before," said Hitz, only the third goalkeeper to score from open play in the Bundesliga.

Leverkusen forward Josip Drmic scored in the eighth minute after Hitz spilled his first effort, Brazilian midfielder Caiuby equalized in the 59th, and Stefan Reinartz thought he'd won it for the visitors when he scored in the 86th.

There was still time after Hitz scored for Halil Altintop to strike the post for Augsburg.

Leverkusen hosts Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Max Meyer's 61st minute strike looked like ending Bremen's five-game winning run with a defeat, when Raphael Wolf let his shot slip through his fingers, only for Proedl to spare his goalkeeper's blushes with the late equalizer.

Second-placed Wolfsburg hosts Hertha Berlin on Sunday, when Hamburger SV hosts Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Borussia Dortmund defeated Stuttgart 3-2 on Friday to ease its relegation worries with its third successive win. Dortmund plays Juventus away on Tuesday.

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