- Lewandowski grabs Matchday 22 hat-trick.
- Aubameyang with brace in Tuchel's 100th win.
- German talents Gnabry and Werner among the goals.
There was more than one star turn to toast on a goal-fuelled weekend in the Bundesliga on Matchday 22.
bundesliga.com rounds up the best of them...
Bayern Munich have a habit of pulling out all the stops when Hamburg come to town, and Matchday 22 was no exception. A rambunctious team performance resulted in a resounding 8-0 win that included a second hat-trick of the season for the ever-unplayable Robert Lewandowski. The record German champions have now put an eye-watering 44 goals past the Red Shorts in their last seven meetings at the Allianz Arena.
Sharpshooters at the Bundesliga Corral
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang must have got wind of Lewandowski's goalscoring extravaganza because 13 minutes after the Bayern man completed his hat-trick in Munich, the Borussia Dortmund and Gabon star doubled his own tally for the afternoon in sunny Freiburg. The two Torjägerkanone frontrunners are now neck-and-neck at the top of the scoring charts on 19 goals apiece.
Watch: Highlights of Bayern's victory over Hamburg:
Germany's next gen.
Speaking of braces, Serge Gnabry's double helped Werder Bremen record a priceless victory at Wolfsburg. It was one of a handful of flying individual performances from Germany's next generation to light up the weekend, with Hertha Berlin's Niklas Stark putting in another towering defensive display to shut out Eintracht Frankfurt and RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner also on target against Cologne. The future of German football is very bright indeed.
Werner's second-half strike - his 13th of the season no less - capped a typically high-octane effort from turbo-charged Leipzig, who played in top gear from start to finish at the Red Bull Arena. Emil Forsberg's opener was the Bundesliga gatecrashers' ninth goal of the season to fall in the opening quarter of matches - eight of which have now come inside six minutes, proving that when the red lights go out, Leipzig leave their rivals for dead on the start line.
Watch: Highlights of Leipzig's win against Cologne:
Dortmund on a roll
Second-placed Leipzig remain Bayern's closest pursuers, but Dortmund are quietly building up a head of steam back in third. A stylish team effort at Freiburg's Schwarzwaldstadion gave Thomas Tuchel his 100th win as a Bundesliga coach - a milestone result that maintains BVB's position in the top three for consecutive weeks for the first time since Matchdays 4-6. In this form, Die Schwarzgelben are unlikely to relinquish their hold on an automatic UEFA Champions League qualifying berth again, before the season is out.
Watch: Highlights of Dortmund's victory at Freiburg: