Hoffenheim certainly made a game of it at the Allianz Arena against Bayern Munich, at least in the early stages of their 5-2 defeat, but they were no match for a team who showed their title-winning credentials by the end.
With only 12 minutes on the clock, the visitors silenced the home crowd by going two ahead through Mark Uth and Serge Gnabry.
Awoken from their slumber, Bayern were back on terms by the 25th thanks to two goals in four minutes from Robert Lewandowski and Jerome Boateng.
The hosts took control after the break and another two goals in three minutes just after the hour mark, from Kingsley Coman and Arturo Vidal, ended the game as a contest.
Sandro Wagner’s 90th-minute fifth bookended a fantastic advert for the Bundesliga.