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2021-22 German Bundesliga
  • Patrik Schick (55')
  • Robert Lewandowski (3', 30')
  • Thomas Müller (34')
  • Serge Gnabry (35', 37')

Bayern hammer Leverkusen with Lewandowski, Gnabry at the double

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Bayern thrashes Leverkusen in huge 5-1 win (2:17)

Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry both score twice as Bayern Munich wins 5-1 away at Bayer Leverkusen. (2:17)

Bayern Munich thrashed Bayer Leverkusen 5-1 on Sunday as Julian Nagelsmann's side ran riot and silenced a stunned BayArena, scoring five goals by half time to reclaim top spot in the Bundesliga from Borussia Dortmund.

A brace each from Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry moved Bayern up to 19 points, one point ahead of Dortmund while Leverkusen remain third with 16.

Bayern took the lead with just three minutes on the clock from a set piece when an unmarked Dayot Upamecano crossed the ball into the six-yard box where Lewandowski scored with a neat back-heeled flick.

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Lewandowski made it 2-0 at the half-hour mark when a Bayern counter-attack allowed left back Alphonso Davies to dribble his way into the box towards the Polish striker, who simply stuck a leg out to tap the ball into the net.

Bayern then scored three goals in three minutes with Thomas Mueller scoring from point blank range before Gnabry scored twice, benefiting from a Mueller assist and then a lay off from Leon Goretzka as Leverkusen failed to deal with the press.

Manuel Neuer kept Leverkusen at bay with some fine saves but he was finally beaten 10 minutes after the restart when Patrik Schick was released down the right channel by Florian Wirtz and the Czech forward fired a shot that went in off the post.

Leverkusen substitute Lucas Alario had the ball in the net in the dying stages but the goal was ruled out for offside.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 20 +46 49
2 Borussia Dortmund 20 +21 43
3 Bayer Leverkusen 20 +17 35
4 1. FC Union Berlin 20 +4 34
5 SC Freiburg 20 +10 33
6 RB Leipzig 20 +15 31
7 TSG Hoffenheim 20 +9 31
8 FC Cologne 20 -2 29
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 20 0 28
10 Mainz 20 +5 27
11 VfL Bochum 20 -10 24
12 Borussia Monchengladbach 20 -11 22
13 Hertha Berlin 20 -20 22
14 Arminia Bielefeld 20 -6 21
15 VfL Wolfsburg 20 -15 21
16 FC Augsburg 20 -15 19
17 VfB Stuttgart 20 -13 18
18 SpVgg Greuther Furth 20 -35 10