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Bundesliga: Robert Lewandowski Fires Bayern Munich to 10-point Lead With 4-1 Win Over Hoffenheim

(Photo Credit: Bayern Munich Twitter)

(Photo Credit: Bayern Munich Twitter)

Bundesliga top-scorer Robert Lewandowski took his tally to 24 goals and had an assist as Bayern Munich stretched its lead to 10 points with a 4-1 win over Hoffenheim.

Bundesliga top-scorer Robert Lewandowski took his tally to 24 goals and had an assist as Bayern Munich stretched its lead to 10 points with a 4-1 win over Hoffenheim on Saturday.

Bayern was beaten by Hoffenheim also 4-1 in its only defeat of 2020 and was in no mood for a repeat despite the absence of midfielders Leon Goretzka and Javi Martnez due to coronavirus infections. New signing Marc Roca made a rare start.

Jerome Boateng opened the scoring with a header in the 32nd before Lewandowski set up Thomas Muller in the 43rd.

Andrej Kramaric pulled one back a minute later for Hoffenheim, but Lewandowski scored for the ninth consecutive game in the 57th, and Serge Gnabry made sure with Bayern's fourth in the 63rd.

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Leipzig can restore the seven-point gap with a win at home over Bayer Leverkusen later.

Borussia Dortmund ended its three-game winless run with a 3-1 victory over Augsburg.

Dortmund coach Edin Terzi made three changes to the team that lost 4-2 to Gladbach, with goalkeeper Marwin Hitz coming in for the injured Roman Burki, who was heavily criticized for his performance in the Gladbach defeat.

But Hitz was picking the ball out of his net in the 10th minute when Andr Hahn fired the visitors in front.

Erling Haaland struck his penalty off the crossbar in the 21st, and Rafa Gikiewicz saved his header two minutes later, but Thomas Delaney finally made the home sides pressure count when he headed in the equalizer in the 26th.

Jadon Sancho scored in the 63rd and an own-goal from Felix Uduokhai in the 75th extended the lead.

Pal Dardai's return as Hertha Berlin coach ended in a 3-1 loss at Eintracht Frankfurt, Union Berlin held Borussia Monchengladbach 1-1, and last-place Schalke drew at Werder Bremen 1-1.

first published:January 30, 2021, 22:24 IST
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