Rudderless Bayern keeps marching
– 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