Hamburg vs. Bayern Munich: 6 Things We Learned

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Hamburg vs. Bayern Munich: 6 Things We Learned
Michael Sohn/Associated Press

Bayern Munich rebounded from Tuesday's 4-0 loss to Real Madrid on Saturday as they beat Hamburg, 4-1, at the Imtech Arena.

The relegation-battling hosts were aggressive from the start and showed real desire over the opening half-hour, but their hopes of earning three critical points took a hefty blow on 32 minutes, as Mario Gotze opened the scoring for Bayern against the run of play.

Gotze completed his hat-trick in the second half before Hakan Calhanoglu netted a consolation goal for the hosts. Claudio Pizarro restored Bayern's three-goal lead late with a spectacular, overhead strike.

Especially following their recent loss, Bayern were in need of changes. And there were some tactical and individual changes from the players and coach Pep Guardiola. Here is analysis of all the action.

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