Lewandowski scores as Bayern retains tempo with Dortmund



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28 Jan 2019, 01:33 IST
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MUNICH (AP) — Robert Lewandowski made up for lacking a penalty by scoring in a 4-1 win for Bayern Munich over Stuttgart on Sunday, making certain his aspect stored tempo together with his former group Borussia Dortmund within the Bundesliga.

Lewandowski rounded Ron-Robert Zieler to attain his 12th purpose of the season within the 84th minute, maintaining second-placed Bayern six factors behind Dortmund after the 19th spherical. Dortmund routed Hannover 5-1 on Saturday.

Thiago Alcantara obtained Bayern off to a flying begin within the fifth minute, and it regarded ominous for the guests as Bayern continued to dominate.

However Anastasios Donis equalized with a fantastic strike within the 26th, taking Christian Gentner’s ball on his chest earlier than firing in from round 25 meters (yards).

The Greece striker virtually scored once more minutes later, however Manuel Neuer was there to avoid wasting, and there have been whistles from Bayern’s followers on the break.

Niko Kovac reacted by bringing on ahead Serge Gnabry for defensive midfielder Javi Martinez after the interval, and it paid off virtually right away when Gentner deflected Gnabry’s cross into his personal web within the 55th.

Lewandowski despatched his spot kick off the fitting submit after sending Zieler the fallacious manner within the 65th, however Leon Goretzka put the consequence past doubt when he headed in Kimmich’s cross within the 71st, and Lewandowski nonetheless had time to make up for the miss.

Canadian teen Alphonso Davies got here on late to make his league debut for Bayern.


American Tyler Adams additionally made his Bundesliga debut, taking part in the total recreation in a 4-Zero win at Fortuna Duesseldorf.

The 19-year-old, who joined Jan. 1 from sister membership New York Purple Bulls, was given his probability resulting from an damage to Kevin Kampl, and he took it by impressing in midfield.

Yussuf Poulsen scored two targets to assist the aspect consolidate fourth place by ending Duesseldorf’s five-game profitable run.

Emil Forsberg returned from damage to play for the primary time since October for Leipzig.

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