France’s Franck Ribery produced a commanding display as Bayern Munich extended their record unbeaten Bundesliga run to 40 matches with a 7-0 away romp at Werder Bremen on Saturday. Ribery staked his claim for the 2013 World Footballer of the Year award, which will be announced on January 13, by creating two goals and scoring twice in the rout. “We are all happy, but we must continue to play like that,” said Ribery as the European champions warmed up for Tuesday’s Champions League match at home to Manchester City. “This team has a great mentality, it makes it fun to play.” It was an honour to coach them today, but I know Bremen can play much better than that Pep Guardiola Bayern, who last lost in the German league in October 2012, produced their biggest win so far under Pep Guardiola, cutting Bremen’s defence to tatters. “I must say a big thank you to my team, they played very, very well,” beamed Guardiola. The victory was just short of the Bundesliga’s 57-year-old record of 9-0 for an away win. “It was an honour to coach them today, but I know Bremen can play much better than that.” Bremen coach Robin Dutt kept the team on the pitch for a stern lecture as they dropped to 14th after just two wins in their last 10 games. “The defeat has shocked us, of course, but it won’t throw us off the rails,” said Dutt, who took charge in July, but has suffered seven defeats in 15 league games. “There will be a lot said about this until our next game against (Hertha) Berlin (on Friday), but we have to stay very focused on what has become an important game for us.” With second-placed Bayer Leverkusen at third-placed Borussia Dortmund on Saturday night in the key clash of the weekend, Bayern have opened a seven-point gap at the top of the table. Fourth-placed Borussia Moenchengladbach stayed in touch with the league leaders as they picked up their sixth-straight win with a 2-1 win at home to Schalke 04, whose coach Jens Keller has been told a decision on his future will be made over the winter break. Schalke must beat Swiss champions FC Basel on Wednesday to reach the Champions League’s knockout phase and another defeat could be Keller’s last having taken charge of the Royal Blues in December 2012.