De Bruyne and Dost leave champions reeling. Two brilliant first-half goals from the forward were followed by strikes from the former Chelsea midfielder, with Juan Bernat’s goal scant consolation.

The first game back after Germany’s mid-season break gave Wolfsburg’s players and fans the opportunity to honour the life of 20-year-old midfielder Junior Mandala, who died in a car crash earlier this month, before kick-off.

Wolfsburg who were 11 points behind leaders Bayern in second before Friday’s match, proceeded to give a stirring performance from the first whistle – Dost handing them a fourth- minute lead.

Making only his fourth start of an injury-hit campaign, Dutch striker Dost doubled his tally in first-half stoppage time before the excellent De Bruyne took centre-stage.

The Belgium international displayed visible emotion in memory of his countryman Mandala when he made it 3-0 in the 53rd minute.

Although Juan Bernat hit back for Bayern two minutes later, De Bruyne would mesmerizingly turn Dante inside-out to rifle in an unstoppable fourth and seal Bayern’s worst league defeat since a 5-1 thrashing on the same ground in April 2009.

Following a poignant pre-match tribute to Mandala – commemorated with a lengthy period of applause before a moment’s silence Wolfsburg stylishly controlled the game from the beginning to the end.

What a world , bayern now top the league with 8point advantage.