Bayern Munich thrashed Union Berlin 4-0 on Saturday to open a seven-point lead on the prime of the Bundesliga as Robert Lewandowski netted twice to move the milestone of 30 league objectives this season. Second-placed Borussia Dortmund are away to Cologne on Sunday. “We performed very effectively and created many probabilities. We needed to win to widen the hole,” forward of Dortmund, admitted goal-scorer Kingsley Coman.
Bayern went forward on the Allianz Enviornment when Coman hit an outstanding shot into the highest nook from outdoors the realm on 16 minutes.
Teenage French defender Tanguy Nianzou then headed in his first Bayern aim earlier than Lewandowski transformed a penalty to make it 3-0 on the break.
After drawing their earlier two league video games, Bayern had been all enterprise by dominating possession and by no means permitting Union to settle.
Lewandowski has chalked up 43 objectives for Bayern this season in all competitions.
He’s one among 4 gamers out of contract in 2023, but Bayern are reportedly but to supply him an extension.
The second half had barely begun when Lewandowski, who confirmed no indicators of a midweek knee-injury scare, made it 4-0 by sweeping in a Jamal Musiala move.
On the different finish, Bayern defender Lucas Hernandez cleared a shot from a decent angle by Union striker Taiwo Awoniyi off the road.
The tempo dropped early within the second half, however Bayern had been hardly ever examined thereafter as they cruised to the win.
Even Joshua Kimmich, who’s notoriously exhausting on his workforce’s performances, was pleased with Bayern’s win.
“We allowed them two or three probabilities within the first half that had been pointless, nevertheless it was nonetheless a deserved victory,” stated Kimmich.
“The perspective and strategy had been proper.”
The victory was Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer’s 311th within the Bundesliga, breaking the document he beforehand shared with Oliver Kahn.
HERTHA END WINLESS STREAK
Earlier, Hertha Berlin earned their first win of 2022 to climb out of the underside two with a 3-0 house victory over Hoffenheim regardless of new coach Felix Magath being sidelined by Covid.
Hertha ended a nine-match winless streak within the Bundesliga by brushing apart Champions League-chasing Hoffenheim regardless of Magath watching in mattress from his Berlin resort.
Magath, 68, is Hertha’s third coach this season, having been introduced in final Sunday after Toryan Korkut was sacked.
Defender Niklas Stark and striker Ishak Belfodil put Hertha 2-0 up at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium earlier than Hoffenheim defender David Raum scored an personal aim.
The win lifts Hertha into sixteenth place, the relegation play-off spot, with seven video games left, whereas Hoffenheim keep sixth.
Freiburg continued their problem for a primary Champions League qualification by climbing to fourth with a goalless draw at backside aspect Greuther Fuerth.
There have been curious scenes at Mainz the place three totally different penalty takers transformed spot-kicks inside 14 minutes for the hosts of their 4-0 trouncing of Arminia Bielefeld.
Mainz had been forward after lower than 30 seconds when Jonathan Burkardt beat the defence and fired house.
Austrian defender Manuel Prietl got here off the bench and had a forty five minutes to overlook.
He gave away two penalties whereas Bielefeld team-mate Andres Andrade additionally dedicated a foul to concede a spot-kick.
Mainz defender Moussa Niakhate, Burkardt, then Danish striker Marcus Ingvartsen transformed the penalties.
Stuttgart pulled away from the underside three with their second win in three video games as late objectives by Tiago Tomas and Omar Marmoush capped their 3-2 comeback win at house to Augsburg.
On Friday, Bochum had been 2-0 down at house to Borussia Moenchengladbach when the referee deserted the match after his assistant official was struck on the top by a full beer cup.