He hits and hits and hits: Robert Lewandowski continues to despair the Bundesliga competition. The Bayern star met several times against Frankfurt – and made a note of it in the history books.
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Bundesliga record by top striker Robert Lewandowski, dream goal by returning Leroy Sané – but the possibly serious injury to Alphonso Davies clouded the next gala by Bayern Munich. The German record champions defeated Eintracht Frankfurt thanks to a three-pack from Lewandowski in the midst of difficult English weeks fully deserved 5-0 (2-0), but the success was probably bought at a high price.
Shooting star Davies got stuck in the lawn in the second minute, bent over and had to be replaced with a right ankle injury.
Lewandowski’s Bundesliga goals eight, nine and ten
But Lewandowski could be relied on: The irresistible attacker scored his number eight to ten league goals (10th, 26th, 60th) – so often after only five games in over 57 years nobody had scored the Bundesliga. “It’s not that important. I’m focused on the team and the game,” said Europe’s Footballer of the Year on Sky.
Leroy Sané’s left flick in the corner (72nd) made Eintracht’s first defeat perfect. The national player came in the 68th minute after a four-week injury break for Lewandowski. Youngster Jamal Musiala (90th) finished with his second goal of the season.
Leipzig remains table leader
However, despite the victory, FC Bayern are not leaders. Because first place defended RB Leipzig. The Saxons narrowly but deservedly won 2: 1 (1: 1) against Hertha BSC and gained self-confidence before the difficult Champions League away game at Manchester United on Wednesday.
In front of 999 spectators, including some Berlin supporters, Jhon Cordoba put the guests in the lead after a counterattack in the eighth minute. Just three minutes later, Dayot Upamecano equalized with his first Bundesliga goal since May 2018. Substitute Marcel Sabitzer scored the winning goal with a penalty kick (77th). The half-time substitute Deyovaisio Zeefuik had to leave the field in the 50th minute after two fouls against Christopher Nkunku. It was the third fastest yellow-red card in Bundesliga history.
Union missed second home win
Union Berlin meanwhile missed the second home win despite the support of its “silent” fans. Against SC Freiburg, the Köpenicker did not get beyond a 1: 1 (1: 1) on matchday 5, but after four games without a defeat they are on target. The guests from the Breisgau increased after a weak start. After four consecutive games without a win, coach Christian Streich’s team is still looking for form.
Vincenzo Grifo (34th) gave SC Freiburg a flattering lead. Robert Andrich (36th) managed to equalize quickly for Union. For around 4,500 spectators in the stadium at the Alte Försterei, there was a strict mask requirement as part of the Berlin Infection Protection Ordinance. Chants and chants were prohibited – a stipulation to which the supporters also adhered.
Jan-Moritz Lichte (r., Here next to his Gladbach trainer colleague Marco Rose) is still without a point win with Mainz. (Source: Torsten Silz / dpa)
The situation in Mainz is coming to a head
The situation is now getting more and more difficult for FSV Mainz 05. The still pointless bottom of the table lost 2: 3 (2: 1) to Champions League starter Borussia Mönchengladbach despite two goals by Jean-Pierre Mateta and has to go under after the third game Coach Jan-Moritz Lichte waiting for something countable.
Mateta’s two goals (23rd / 36th minute) were not enough because Gladbach’s captain Lars Stindl (19th), substitute Jonas Hofmann (76th) and national player Matthias Ginter (83th) scored.