Bayern Munich maul Borussia Dortmund to top table
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Bayern Munich maul Borussia Dortmund to top table

Bayern Munich maul Borussia Dortmund to top table

Bayern leapfrog Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga summit thanks to a 5-0 destruction of their rivals at the Allianz Arena.

Lucien Favre’s side arrived at Allianz Arena with a two-point lead at the top of the table but the momentum behind their title bid was ripped away in a devastating first half in the 100th league edition of Der Klassiker.

The game was over before half-time as goals from Robert Lewandowski who scored his 200th and 201st Bundesliga goals while Matt Hummels, Javi Martinez and Serge Gnabry assured Bayern’s ascendancy to top spot by adding two more in almost as many minutes late in the opening period as the champions took a big step towards retaining their crown.

And as if intended as a timely reminder of Bayern’s pedigree, Lewandowski became the second-fastest player to score 200 goals in the German top flight, doing so in 284 games.

His Bayern side are aiming to win a 29th league title and could add the German Cup after reaching the semi-finals with a victory over second-division side Heidenheim.

Bayern, who were denied a couple more goals by Burki in a truly one-sided second half, then scored the only goal of a quieter second period as Lewandowski doubled his personal tally against his former club with a tap-in late on.

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