Rud­der­less Bay­ern keeps march­ing

The Citizen (KZN) - - Sport - Belgrade

– Robert Le­wandowski, left, made Cham­pi­ons League his­tory with four goals in 15 min­utes as man­ager­less Bay­ern Mu­nich romped to a 6-0 win at Red Star Belgrade on Tues­day.

It was the fastest four-goal haul in the com­pe­ti­tion’s his­tory and makes Le­wandowski the top scorer in Europe this sea­son, with 10 goals in five games.

He also saw a first-half strike ruled out by VAR for a hand ball in the build-up.

“The most im­por­tant thing is that we played re­ally well, de­fen­sively and on the at­tack,” he told Sky.

“It doesn’t mat­ter who plays, we fol­low the same plan.

Leon Goret­zka and Corentin Tolisso also got on the score-sheet in Belgrade, but the night be­longed to Le­wandowski.

His spec­tac­u­lar goal burst was rem­i­nis­cent of the five goals he scored in 9 min in Bay­ern’s 5-1 Bun­desliga home win over Wolfs­burg in Septem­ber 2015.

The Pole now has 27 goals in 20 games for Bay­ern this sea­son.

This was another mem­o­rable night for Bay­ern. They earned their fifth-straight win in Europe.

They are on course to be­come the first Ger­man club to win all six group stage games be­fore they host Spurs at the Al­lianz Arena in a fort­night’s time.

In­terim coach Hansi Flick has now won all four matches since Niko Ko­vac was sacked ear­lier this month – with 16 goals scored and none con­ceded – giv­ing him the best man­age­rial start in the club’s his­tory. – AFP

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