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2019-20 German Bundesliga
  • Philippe Coutinho (45', 63', 78')
  • Robert Lewandowski (45'+4', 72')
  • Thomas Müller (75')
  • Milot Rashica (24')

Coutinho hat trick in Bayern's 6-1 demolition of Bremen

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Coutinho's hat trick 'pretty encouraging' for Bayern Munich (0:51)

Gab Marcotti is encouraged by Philippe Coutinho's performance in Bayern's win over Werder Bremen. (0:51)

Bayern Munich's Philippe Coutinho scored a hat trick and Robert Lewandowski added two more goals as the champions demolished Werder Bremen 6-1 on Saturday to impressively bounce back from two straight league defeats.

The Bavarians, missing several players through injury, climbed to fourth place on 27 points, four behind leaders Borussia Monchengladbach who visit Wolfsburg on Sunday.

Coutinho, who also helped set up two more goals, delivered at just the right time with Bayern, struggling to find their rhythm under interim coach Hansi Flick, at risk of losing touch with the top spots.

Brought in on loan from Barcelona this season, Coutinho scored his first Bundesliga treble with Bayern playing a dominant second half.

However, they fell behind in the 24th minute to a Milot Rashica goal after again missing golden chances, including by top scorer Lewandowski, as had been the case in recent weeks.

But their wastefulness was not punished this time as goals from Coutinho in the 45th minute, and Lewandowski in first-half stoppage time, turned the game for the hosts.

Coutinho then chipped a superb David Alaba pass over Bremen keeper Jiri Pavlenka for their third goal in the 63rd as Bayern completely bossed the game following the break.

Poland forward Lewandowski added a fifth after 72 minutes and Thomas Muller also scored before Coutinho rounded off a fine performance with another goal to complete his hat-trick.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 23 +39 49
2 RB Leipzig 23 +36 48
3 Borussia Dortmund 23 +33 45
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 22 +18 43
5 Bayer Leverkusen 22 +9 40
6 Schalke 04 23 0 36
7 TSG Hoffenheim 23 -2 34
8 SC Freiburg 23 -2 33
9 VfL Wolfsburg 22 0 31
10 Eintracht Frankfurt 22 +2 28
11 FC Augsburg 22 -11 27
12 FC Union Berlin 22 -8 26
13 FC Cologne 22 -9 26
14 Hertha Berlin 23 -16 26
15 Mainz 22 -17 22
16 Fortuna Düsseldorf 23 -23 20
17 Werder Bremen 23 -28 17
18 SC Paderborn 07 23 -21 16