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Lewandowski strikes again as Bayern sweep aside Leipzig

Robert Lewandowski chalked up his sixth goal in just four Bundesliga games as Bayern Munich swept aside RB Leipzig 4-1 on Saturday to go second in the table behind early leaders Wolfsburg.

Lewandowski netted a first-half penalty before 18-year-old Nigeria born Germany international Jamal Musiala and Leroy Sane added quick-fire goals just after the break in front of 34,000 fans at Leipzig’s Red Bull Arena.

The hosts clawed back a stunning goal back when midfielder Konrad Laimer hit the top corner from outside the area before Lewandowski’s replacement Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored Bayern’s late fourth.

The Bavarians were ahead after just 12 minutes when Lewandowski slotted home a penalty after the ball had clipped the upper arm of Leipzig midfielder Kevin Kampl.

Bayern landed a blow directly after half-time when Musiala, on for Serge Gnabry, snapped up Alphonso Davies’ pass and curled his shot around inside the far post on 47 minutes.

Andre Silva had the ball in the net just after, but the VAR spotted he was offside before Dani Olmo’s final pass.

Musiala then whipped in a cross which Germany teammate Sane volleyed home on 54 minutes.

The former Manchester City winger is in good form having scored twice in recent World Cup qualifiers.

Laimer’s thunderbolt of a shot gave Leipzig some hope on 58 minutes.

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There were near-deafening whistles shortly when Marcel Sabitzer, who started the season as Leipzig captain before last week’s transfer to Munich, came on for his Bayern debut and headed over the bar late on.

After four Bundesliga games, Lewandowski is the league’s top-scorer on six goals, one more than Erling Braut Haaland, who earlier scored a brace to seal thrilling 4-3 win for Borussia Dortmund at Bayer Leverkusen.



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