Robert Lewandowski drew level with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the top of the scoring charts in helping Bayern Munich to a 6-0 win over Augsburg. Thomas Müller and Thiago Alcantara were also on target for the champions.
Bayern Munich 6-0 Augsburg
Goals: 1-0 Lewandowski (17’), 2-0 Müller (36’), 3-0 Lewandowski (55’), 4-0 Thiago (62’), 5-0 Lewandowski (79’), 6-0 Müller (80’)
Bayern dominated possession against their Bavarian neighbours and could have taken the lead inside the first few minutes but Müller fired over. Lewandowski broke the deadlock soon after, though, controlling Thiago Alcantara’s through-ball expertly and steering his shot high beyond Marwin Hitz. Müller then made amends for his earlier miss with half-time approaching, turning home a Lewandowski cross as Bayern went into the interval with a 2-0 advantage.
Bayern turned the pressure up around the hour mark, with Lewandowski smashing home his second before turning provider for Thiago with a stunning back-heel, leaving the Spain midfielder with a tap-in for 4-0. Lewandowski then completed his hat-trick with a header before Müller bagged his brace from close range to complete a 6-0 win.
Man of the Match
Lewandowski’s movement and speed of control in the final third proved impossible for Augsburg to defend against. Three goals and two assists here bring the 28-year-old onto 24 top-flight tallies for the season – level with Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the top of the scoring charts.
Bayern are 13 points clear with eight games left to play. Carlo Ancelotti’s side still have tricky fixtures against Hoffenheim, Dortmund and RB Leipzig in the run-in, but the record German champions will be feeling ever more confident of sealing a fifth consecutive Bundesliga title after their fifth consecutive win.
- Bayern remain unbeaten at their Allianz Arena this season. The champions have not lost at home since March 2016, when Mainz snuck a 2-1 win.Lewandowski has scored 16 goals in 12 Bundesliga appearances against Augsburg.Bayern and Augsburg have never played out a draw.
Bayern: Ulreich - Lahm (c), Hummels (Rafinha 73’), Boateng, Bernat – Thiago (Sanches 66’), Kimmich – Coman (Robben 62’), Müller, Ribery - Lewandowski
Coach: Carlo Ancelotti
Augsburg: Hitz - Danso, Rieder, Janker - Verhaegh (c) (Schmid 80’), Kacar, Kohr, Max – Moravek (Teigl 46’) – Bobadilla (Halil Altintop 46’), Ji
Coach: Manuel Baum
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