LEWANDOWSKI, ROBBEN SHINE AS BAYERN FLOOR AUGSBURG
ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI and Arjen Robben (pix) combined for all three goals as Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich eased to an impressive 3-1 victory for their second win over Augsburg this week. Having also beaten their Bavarian neighbours by the same margin on Wednesday at home in the German Cup, Bayern completed the double thanks to Robben’s outstanding display with two assists and a goal. “Robben and Lewandoski played very well and were a good combination,” said Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti. “When quality players play together like that, it’s really good for the team.” “We played well from the first minute and controlled the whole game,” said Lewandowski. “I was happy to score again.” Just as they did in the cup, Augsburg pulled a goal back when Koo Ja-Cheol tapped home Daniel Baier’s pass after Bayern centreback Mats Hummels’ failed clearance on 67 minutes. Munich are two points clear in the table, but second-placed Leipzig kept up the pressure with a 2-0 win at Darmstadt as Marcel Sabitzer scored both goals. Leipzig are nine games unbeaten on their debut season in Germany’s top flight – just one short of the record for a promoted team. Borussia Dortmund are winless in their last four league games after yesterday goalless draw at home to rivals Schalke in the Ruhr derby.