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Franck Ribery Led Bayern Munich’s Demolition of Werder Bremen

Witters Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Ballon D’Or candidate and France international star Franck Ribery was the undisputed standout performer for Bayern Munich in a match where the current UEFA Champions League dominated from start to finish.

The Frenchman scored a sensational hat-trick and his overall performance was simply marvelous as the team led by Pep Guardiola netted an incredible seven times against Werder Bremen.

The Bundesliga champions extended their winning streak to 26 games and they did so in style with one of their best offensive performances in recent years. Ribery was the attacking spark the team needed in the first half as he found the back of the net twice and a goal from Daniel van Buyten on either side of the former Marseille star strikes sent Bayern leading by three goals at the break.

Ribery continued starring for a Bayern side that never took their foot off of the gas, and the Frenchman kept causing havoc on the left flank of the attack. Mario Mandzukic and Thomas Müller also scored before Ribery completed his hat-trick at the 82nd minute mark, and former Borussia Dortmund star Mario Götze closed the deal with a goal near the end of the match to put definitive numbers on the scoreboard.

It was truly a dominating performance from a Bayern Munich side that completed one of their best outings since the arrival of Pep Guardiola. There’s little doubt that they are massive favorites to repeat the treble won last year, and with some like Franck Ribery playing at this level they will be virtually unstoppable.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google