Robert Lewandowski was the main man for Bayern Munich on Sunday as the Polish striker netted a brace to give the Bavarians a deserved 2-0 win over Hoffenheim which in turn saw them reopen their eight-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga.
Lewandowski broke the deadlock for the home side just after the half-hour mark and added his 19th league goal of the season after half-time to secure Pep Guardiola’s men a sixth consecutive win in all competitions.
Bayern, who maintained their 100 per cent record at the Allianz Arena in 2015-16, never looked threatened by a Hoffenheim side who arrived in Bavaria having collected just six points on their travels all term.
The scoreline could have become embarrassing for the visitors but for the efforts of goalkeeper Oliver Baumann, who made fine saves from Lewandoswki, Xabi Alonso and Thomas Muller, while Andrej Kramaric fluffed two good chances to level for the visitors with Bayern just one goal in front.
Arturo Vidal also tried to add to the tally but he struck the post with a 20-yard volley as Bayern refused to ease up after scoring their second and Alaba’s effort from the edge of the box bounced inches wide, but the hosts were unable to add to their tally even though they were contempt to have done enough to get maximum points.