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Bayern set new record as Dortmund slip up against Schalke

updated 2:31 PM EDT, Sat October 20, 2012
Thomas Mueller (right) celebrates with David Alaba (center) and Franck Ribery as Bayern Munich extended thier winning run.
Thomas Mueller (right) celebrates with David Alaba (center) and Franck Ribery as Bayern Munich extended thier winning run.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Bayern Munich beat Frankfurt 5-0 to extend 100% start to the Bundesliga season to eight games
  • Schalke beat Borussia Dortmund to consolidate third place in table; Dortmund now 12 points off lead
  • Frankfurt victory leaves them five points adrift of leaders Bayern

(CNN) -- Bayern Munich cruised to a 5-0 win at Dusseldorf on Saturday to set a new Bundesliga record for most consecutive wins at the start of the season.

Two goals from Thomas Muller and one each for Croatia's Mario Mandzukic, Brazil's Luiz Gustavo and Rafina ensured Bayern made it eight wins from eight -- one better than the previous record they held jointly with Mainz, who racked up seven straight wins two seasons ago.

Frankfurt continued their chase of the league leaders by beating Hanover 3-1 to register their sixth win of the season.

Goals from Algeria midfielder Karim Matmour and German defender Sebastian Jung put Frankfurt 2-0 up inside the opening 20 minutes before Hanover pulled one back through Mohammed Abdellaoue two minutes before the break.

But an Alexander Meier header eight minutes from the end means Frankfurt are now five points behind Bayern.

Schalke consolidated third place with a 2-1 win at fourth-placed Borussia Dortmund.

A volley from Dutch midfielder Ibrahim Afellay put the visitors ahead in the 14th minute before Marco Hoeger doubled the lead three minutes into the second half.

Polish striker Robert Lewandowski got one back for Jurgen Klopp's side seven minutes later but an equalizer never materialized.

Schalke are now seven points adrift of Bayern while Dortmund now trail the leaders by 12.

In Saturday's other games, Freiburg beat Wolfsburg 2-0 while Bayer Leverkusen drew 2-2 with Mainz.

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