It was business as usual at the Allianz Arena on this Saturday afternoon as Bayern Munich kept their spot atop of the Bundesliga table with a 2-0 win over Eintracht Braunschweig.
In contrast to Bayern's record-breaking form, Braunschweig had only managed one victory in their last five games leading up today's match.
As such, it took no more than 111 seconds for the Bavarian super-club to take the lead through the current in-form superstar of the month, Arjen Robben, as he knocked the ball into Daniel Davari's net with thanks from a wonderful Mario Gotze pass.
Then 30 minutes later, as if by magic, Bayern had doubled their lead—again through the brilliance of Arjen Robben as he managed to cut inside, dribble past a few defenders and then rifle a shot in to the back of Braunschweig's net once again. It's a move we've seen countless times from the forward, but one that never seems to lose its magic.
Bayern were coasting to yet another win.
Then the second half began and with it, a turn in the tide for both sides. Bayern reverted to defensive, counter-attacking football that was ultimately put in place to strangle any life from the game. Yet what it actually offered was time and an opportunity for the visiting side to compose themselves and ultimately attack Manuel Neuer's goal with a number of opportunities.
On another day, or perhaps against a better side, Bayern would have conceded a couple of goals today,, yet that wasn't to be, and as we rapidly approach the winter break Pep Guardiola will walk away from this game with a smile on his face. His side are first in the Bundesliga and everything is going according to plan.
Here are six things we learned from today's game.