Bayern Munich topped the Bundesliga for the primary time this season with a 7-0 thrashing of Bochum on Saturday as Robert Lewandowski scored for a file thirteenth consecutive dwelling league sport.
Joshua Kimmich netted twice whereas Lewandowski poached a second-half objective to say one other league file as Leroy Sane, Serge Gnabry and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting all scored for Bayern.
Greek defender Vasilios Lampropoulos scored a first-half personal objective as Bochum ran out of luck on the Allianz Arena.
“Bochum worked hard, but everything went right for us after the first goal,” Sane instructed Sky.
Bayern will lose high spot if Wolfsburg keep their one hundred pc file with a fifth straight win on Sunday in opposition to Eintracht Frankfurt.
Bayern have gained their final seven video games, scoring at the least three objectives on every event, with Dortmund, Leipzig and Barcelona on the record of defeated opponents.
Bochum, who’ve now gained simply as soon as in 35 video games at Bayern, have been 4-0 down at half-time.
“We were just really up for it,” mentioned Bochum-born Bayern midfielder Leon Goretzka, who prolonged his contract in mid-week till 2026.
“It was fun for us. Not so much for Bochum which I regret, personally.”
Bayern head coach Julian Nagelsmann made three adjustments from beginning aspect which gained at Barcelona on Tuesday and was happy with the “manner of the win. None of our goals came from being greedy, we’re on the right path.”
Sane on track
It was a gala afternoon for Sane, who had been whistled by disgruntled Bayern followers in the course of the Bavarian giants’ opening video games this season after a sequence of below-par performances.
The 25-year-old has since flourished with 5 assists and three objectives within the final 5 video games and in addition netted twice for Germany throughout this month’s World Cup qualifiers.
The ex-Manchester City winger began the rout by curling in a spectacular free-kick over a wall of defenders from 30 yards out.
Sane then laid on a cross which Kimmich fired previous Bochum goalkeeper Manuel Riemann.
Gnabry made it 3-0 by ending a counter-attack and guiding his shot contained in the far publish.
Bochum’s luck had utterly abandoned them when Lampropoulos intercepted a move to Lewandowski, solely to roll the ball into his personal objective.
It was 45 years to the day since Bayern recovered from 4-0 down at half-time in Bochum to say a shocking 6-5 win, however there was to be no fairytale revenge on Saturday.
Sane once more dribbled into the field, rolled a move to Gnabry, who flicked the ball onto Lewandowski to faucet in and declare his newest Bundesliga file after scoring a brand new milestone of 41 objectives in Germany’s high flight final season.
Kimmich slotted dwelling a towering Goretzka header earlier than Lewandowski’s alternative Choupo-Moting discovered the online on the third try after his first two photographs have been saved.
Thomas Mueller had a late objective dominated offside. which was little consolation for Bochum, who suffered their heaviest Bundesliga defeat.
Leipzig held at Cologne
Three days after their 6-3 mauling at Manchester City within the Champions League, RB Leipzig have been made to work for a 1-1 draw at Cologne.
Anthony Modeste gave Cologne a second-half lead after he and team-mate Mark Uth each had efforts dominated offside.
The VAR additionally noticed an offside when Leipzig playmaker Emil Forsberg put the ball within the internet earlier than Malian midfielder Amadou Haidara headed the guests stage.
Leipzig have now taken simply 4 factors from a attainable 15 from their first 5 league video games beneath new head coach Jesse Marsch.