Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski both hit a brace as Bayern Munich destroyed Borrusia Dortmund 5-1 in their Bundesliga clash on Sunday at the Allianz Arena.
Many had predicted that Dortmund will push the Bavarians to the wire but that was not the case as the reigning champions put up another commanding display which has now seen them win all of their eight matches in the league so far this season.
Muller got the opening goal in the 26th minute when he lifted the ball over the onrushing Dortmund keeper before slotting into an empty net.
Muller doubled the lead for Pep Guardiola’s side after he calmly tucked away the spot kick given to the hosts in the 35th minute
However, Dortmund through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cut the lead with his 37th minute strike and his eighth league goal for the season.
However, Bayern restored their two-goal advantage in farcical circumstances as Burki’s attempt to block Robert Lewandowski’s shot saw the keeper leapfrog the ball and allowed the Polish striker to slip the ball into an empty net. Lewandowski then scored his second and Bayern’s fourth as he turned home Mario Gotze’s cross.
Gotze himself put the icing on the cake as he added a fifth on 66 minutes.
The Bavarians’ victory leaves them seven points clear of Die Borussien at the top of the Bundesliga.