Bayern Munich steamrolled 10-man Werder Bremen on Saturday, earning a 6-1 win at the Allianz Arena and extending their winning streak to a perfect seven games from as many matches in all competitions to start the 2013 calendar year.
The Bayern that played on Saturday was a very different one from those, which have featured in recent weeks as coach Jupp Heynckes opted to rest several key players and rotate his team.
Even without the likes of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Mueller and Toni Kroos in the starting XI, Bayern never seemed to have much trouble. Arjen Robben scored the opener on 25 minutes, and Javi Martinez nodded in a second before the half-hour mark. If Sebastian Proedl's sending off before half-time didn't seal the result, an own goal from Gebre Selassie and a Mario Gomez strike within seven minutes of the start of the second half most certainly did.
Especially given all the rotation from Bayern, there are some poignant talking points to take from the match. Click "Begin Slideshow" for a full analysis.