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Watch: Philippe Coutinho scores first Bundesliga goal for Bayern Munich

Philippe Coutinho scored his first Bundesliga goal for Bayern Munich in the 29-time German champions' 4-0 win over Cologne on Matchday 5, thanks to the generosity of Robert Lewandowski.

Lewandowski was on a hat-trick in Bayern's comfortable 4-0 win over Cologne on Matchday 5 when Coutinho was felled inside the penalty area. Rather than slot home his third goal of the game, the Pole instead placed the ball into the arms of Coutinho and gestured for him to take the kick.

The on-loan Barcelona forward duly obliged, and despatched his first goal in the Bundesliga, despite having to retake his penalty.

Coutinho had to place the ball on the spot twice, but held his nerve to convert for his first Bundesliga goal for Bayern Munich. - imago images/Lackovic

Coutinho first earned the penalty when he was brought down in the box by Kingsley Ehizibue - who saw red for his foul.

Lewandowski is Bayern's nominal penalty taker and since he could have taken the matchball home with a third, it was surprising to see him selflessly give the ball to the man who had earned the spot-kick.

Coutinho accepted the responsibility and duly placed the ball on the spot and fired it past Timo Horn, although his initial celebrations were cut shot as VAR was consulted and the referee ordered the kick be retaken due to encroachment in the box from his teammates.

The former Liverpool forward showed no nerves as he placed the ball down for a second time, however, and beat Horn once again to net his first official goal in a Bayern shirt.