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Lewy shines with hat-trick

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FC Bayern picked up where they left off against Atlético, beating Eintracht Frankfurt 5-0 on Saturday afternoon. Robert Lewandowski handed Bayern a two-goal lead in the first half and rounded off a hat-trick on the hour mark, Leroy Sané shining with a fine curler before Jamal Musiala sealed the final scoreline.

The Bavarians started with Manuel Neuer in goal and Bouna Sarr, Jérôme Boateng, David Alaba and Alphonso Davies in a back four. Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka featured in a twin holding role behind Douglas Costa, Thomas Müller and Kingsley Coman, with hitman Lewandowski up front. Davies had to be replaced with injury after only two minutes, Lucas Hernández taking over. Javi Martínez, Sané, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Musiala came on for Müller, Costa, Lewandowski and Coman midway through the second half.

Lewy sets Bayern on their way

After referee Markus Schmidt whistled play underway, Almamy Touré tested Neuer and Steven Zuber fired wide. A setback came when Davies suffered an ankle injury, but Bayern hit the gas now. Coman saw an effort blocked but the Frenchman soon found the unmarked Lewandowski, who fired past keeper Kevin Trapp from 15 yards.

Sarr saw a shot blocked, but Bayern twisted the knife when Lewandowski's pinpoint header found the net from a corner. Lewandowski fired over before André Silva headed wide at the other end and Neuer beat Bas Dost to a cross.

Hat-trick and record for Lewy

After the restart, Touré headed wide and Trapp denied Hernández before tipping a Coman shot over the bar. But another goal was coming and arrived when a perceptive Costa pass found Lewandowski, who rounded off his hat-trick and set a new record. No other player has scored ten goals in the first five matches of a Bundesliga campaign.

Bayern were not done, Hernández firing over before sub Sané crowned a fine solo run with a sumptuous curler into the far corner of the net. Neuer preserved a clean sheet when he scrambled the ball off the line and Trapp denied Goretzka and Musiala, but the latter added his name to the scoresheet when Goretzka saw a shot blocked, the youngster dispatching the rebound.

The result takes the German record champions onto 12 points from five matches, one short of RB Leipzig. The Bavarians will be back in action in just three days, when they travel to face Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League.

Live match report for fcbayern.com by Greg Salmen

FC Bayern - Eintracht Frankfurt 5-0 (HT: 2-0)
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  • FC Bayern

    Neuer - Sarr, Boateng, Alaba, Davies (Hernández 3) - Kimmich, Goretzka - Coman (Musiala 73), Müller (Martínez 68), Costa (Sané 68) - Lewandowski (Choupo-Moting 68)


    Substitutions

    Nübel – Süle, Pavard, Roca


  • Eintracht Frankfurt

    Trapp - Tuta, Hasebe, Hinteregger - Touré (71. da Costa), Ilsanker (75. Sow), Rode, Zuber (46. Chandler) - Kamada (46. Younes) - Dost, André Silva (71. Barkok)


    Substitutions

    Schubert – N'Dicka, Hrustic, Kohr


  • Referee

    Markus Schmidt (Stuttgart)


  • Goals

    1-0 Lewandowski (10), 2-0 Lewandowski (26), 3-0 Lewandowski (60), 4-0 Sané (72), 5-0 Musiala (90)


  • Yellow cards

    Goretzka, Boateng, Kimmich / -

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