Bayern Munich thumped their biggest Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund 5-1 in a one-sided top-of-the-table clash in Bavaria this afternoon.
Robert Lewandowski was once again the star of the show, bagging a second-half brace to take his tally to 12 in four games. The first saw him cutely push the ball around Roman Burki after a long punt upfield.
Thomas Muller had opened the scoring in the 26th minute, taking the ball past an overly-committed Burki and sliding it into an empty net.
He doubled his haul 10 minutes later from the penalty spot, but Bayern’s two-goal advantage lasted less than a minute as Pierre Aubameyang tapped in a Gonzalo Castro cross.
Lewandowski then intervened with his brace, before Dortmund old boy Mario Gotze completed the rout.
The hosts have now scored five goals in three of their last four games in all competitions. That is a stat that will surely strike fear into the hearts of Arsenal, who have back-to-back games against Munich over the next month which will decide their Champions League fate.
The result moves Bayern onto 24 points, having won all of their opening eight matches. They are seven clear of Dortmund, who stay second despite today’s heavy defeat. Schalke 04 are third with 16.
Lewandowski’s exploits nearly earned him a perfect 10 in our player ratings from the Allianz Arena. Read below to see how fanatix feels the rest of Pep Guardiola’s side fared…
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GK: Manuel Neuer – 8/10
Made plenty of good saves to prevent Dortmund scoring more.
LB: David Alaba 8.5/10
Never troubled defensively and magical in attack. A world-class full-back.
CB: Jerome Boateng 8/10
A rock in the heart of the Bayern defence, shut down almost all of Dortmund’s attacks.
CB: Javi Martinez – 8/10
A worthy partner for Boateng. Cool, calm, and collected.
RB: Philipp Lahm – 8.5/10
Still has huge amounts of talent and leadership, despite his advancing years.
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