Bundesliga roundup: Lewandowski hits hat-trick as Bayern dominate

Ruben Hill
October 26, 2020

Unstoppable Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick, taking his tally to 10 goals in five Bundesliga games, as the defending champion thumped hapless Eintracht Frankfurt 5-0 Saturday.

However, Bayern's victory came at a price with Canadian left-back Alphonso Davies out for up to eight weeks with torn ankle ligaments.

Bayern moved into second place with 12 points from five games, one behind RB Leipzig who beat Hertha Berlin 2-1.

With a league record 10 goals in five games, Lewandowski is well on pace to beat Gerd Muller's long-standing Bundesliga scoring record of 40 from 1972.

Musiala capped the performance by adding the fifth in the 90th minute after a series of rebounds in the penalty area.

Leroy Sane came on for his injury comeback and marked the occasion with a fine goal inside the far post five minutes later, and the 17-year-old Jamal Musiala wrapped up the scoring in the last minute.

The Poland worldwide enjoyed his best-ever season in 2019-20, scoring 34 times in the German top flight and an incredible 55 in 47 games in all competitions.

The Polish worldwide opened the scoring on 10 minutes when he fired home, then beat Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp with a powerful header in the 26th minute.

Bayern had a penalty appeal turned down when Douglas Costa's cross clipped the hand of Frankfurt's Makoto Hasebe.

Lewandowski, himself said it was important to take such victories when the chance arose but, amid Bayern's hectic scheduled it was good to play the last half hour "with a little break on".

Erling Braut Haaland celebrates Dortmund's opening goal against Schalke     POOL  AFP
Erling Braut Haaland celebrates Dortmund's opening goal against Schalke POOL AFP

After sitting out the last two games, Sane ghosted past a defender and drove a shot into the bottom corner with 18 minutes to play.

Borussia Dortmund went level on points with Bayern with a 3-0 Ruhr derby win over Schalke, who extended their club record winless run to 21 games.

Dortmund bounced back from their 3-1 Champions League defeat in mid-week at Lazio with an impressive display.

"I'm fully fit and it's nice to score after a few unpleasant days at home in quarantine", Akanji later told Sky.

Hummels struck with a powerful header from a corner 12 minutes from time.

Marcel Sabitzer's late penalty was enough for Leipzig to stay atop the league after beating Hertha Berlin 2-1.

Jhon Cordoba fired Hertha into an early lead, but Dayot Upamecano showed persistence to provide a quick response.

Gladbach midfielder Jonas Hofmann converted a penalty on 76 minutes, after a shot by replacement Marcus Thuram was blocked by a Mainz hand before Matthias Ginter headed the victor as Gladbach climbed to fifth.

Union Berlin and Freiburg drew 1-1 in front of 4,500 fans who were banned from singing or cheering as a coronavirus hygiene measure.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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