LE­WANDOWSKI, ROBBEN SHINE AS BAY­ERN FLOOR AUGSBURG

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

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.

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