Robert Lewandowski scored his third hattrick of the Bundesliga season to take his goal tally to 24. It also take Bayern Munich close to their fifth successive Bundesliga title as they romped Augsburg 6-0 to take 13 points lead at top. Polish striker hattrick was accompanied by Thomas Muller brace and Thiago Alcantara second half goal to earn Bayern their 20th league victory.
The 28-year-old Polish striker took 17 minutes to open the scoring for the Bavarians. He latched onto a pass from Thiago to book a place in top corner and then he became a provider to Muller in 36th minute. He whipped a dangerous ball into the area for the German to tap in, who also scored for his national side after a long time.
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Lewy earned his second sending the keeper on wrong end after thoroughly collecting Franck Ribery’s pass. He wasn’t happy with scoring only, he also contributed with another assist playing a backheel to Thiago to poke in from close range. Lewandowski wasn’t satisfied with two strikes and two assists, he marched on scoring his third Bundesliga season’s hattrick with goalkeeper Marwin Hitz mistake.
But, Augsbur humiliating night at Allianz Arena was far from over. Muller earned his second as well of the night, when injury returning Jerome Boateng played a sublime pass to the him and he finishes it left corner. The night would have been more disastrous for the visitors if Muller wouldn’t have hit the post twice before earning a brace.
Only eight games left to play and Bavarians have 13 points lead at second placed RB Leipzig. However, Leipzig also registered a 4-0 victory against Darmstadt, Borussia Dortmund disappointing domestic campaign continues to haunt them. Dortmund played a 1-1 draw against Schalke, in which Pieree-Emerick Aubameyang also scored his 24th of the campaign but Schalke’s 20-year old Thilo Kehner ruined the night for Dortmund 13 minutes remaining in the game.
Hoffenheim took the third spot on table with 3-1 victory against Hertha BSC on Friday night, whereas Werder Breemen registering their second successive victory with an impressive 5-2 performance against Freiburg. A fortnight ago, they defeated second place Leipzign 3-0 as well. January transfer window transfer Thomas Delany scored the hattrick for the visitors as they found themselves at the 11th place on the table.