Robert Lewandowski scored twice as FC Bayern München swept aside VfL Wolfsburg at the Allianz Arena on Matchday 14.
FC Bayern München 5-0 VfL Wolfsburg
On the ropes from the get-go, Wolfsburg bowed to the pressure in the 18th minute when Arjen Robben stepped inside of Ricardo Rodriguez and nonchalantly curled into the far corner to give Bayern a well-deserved lead. Bayern did not look back and duly doubled their lead moments later, with Lewandowski expertly digging Arturo Vidal's deflected strike out from under his feet and rolling home his 10th Bundesliga goal of the season from close range.
Lewandowski added to his tally shortly before the hour-mark, adjusting his body to divert Thomas Müller's low drive beyond the hapless Diego Benaglio. With Wolfsburg long resigned to defeat, Müller popped up with his first Bundesliga goal since Matchday 32 of last season, before substitute Douglas Costa got in on the act to complete a supremely polished afternoon's work for the record champions.
Carlo Ancelotti's decision to drop his preferred 4-3-3 setup in favour of a more familiar 4-2-3-1 formation is working wonders for Bayern. The defending champions have played with far greater cohesion and menace in their last two games, but looked as slick as they ever have under the Italian strategist against the Wolves.
- Lewandowski has scored 12 goals in 12 Bundesliga appearances against Wolfsburg.The Pole now sits 21st in the all-time Bundesliga scoring charts on 132 goals - level with Rudi Völler.Bayern midfielder Thiago made his 100th Bundesliga appearance.
Bayern: Bayern: Neuer - Lahm (c), Martinez, Alaba, Bernat - Vidal (Alonso 71’), Thiago (Rafinha 81’) - Robben, Müller, Ribery (Costa 77') - Lewandowski
Coach: Carlo Ancelotti
Wolfsburg: Benaglio (c) - Knoche, Bruma, Rodriguez, Schäfer (Horn 22’) - Blaszczykowski (Vieirinha 82’), Guilavogui, Caligiuri, Gerhardt - Mayoral (Möbius 61’), Gomez
Coach: Valerien Ismael