Atomic blond Lewandowski strikes twice in Bayern victory
MUNICH: Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski struck twice as champions Bayern Munich eased past Augsburg 3-0 on Saturday to make it eight wins in eight games in all competitions under coach Jupp Heynckes and open up a six-point lead at the top of the table.
Lewandowski, sporting a new, peroxide-blond hairstyle, grabbed Bayern's second goal not long after Arturo Vidal's 31st minute opener and added another early in the second half, to take his league tally to 13 goals.
The Poland striker has now scored 18 times against Augsburg in 13 Bundesliga matches, more than against any other club.
"Obviously I am happy but to be honest I do not care against whom I score," Lewandowski told reporters.
"We struggled a bit with our movement at the start but after the first goal everything became easier. We showed we are in good form."
The Bavarians, who have not dropped a point since Heynckes took over from Carlo Ancelotti last month, are top on 29, six ahead of RB Leipzig who drew 2-2 at Bayer Leverkusen. It was also Heynckes' 500th Bundesliga win as coach and player, extending his own record.
Borussia Dortmund, Bundesliga leaders only a few weeks ago, are in complete free fall, having dropped to fourth on 20 after their 2-1 loss at VfB Stuttgart on Friday, their fourth league defeat in their last five matches. Borussia Moenchengladbach took over third place on 21 after Raffael struck twice in their 4-2 win at Hertha Berlin.
Augsburg were bold and matched Bayern for half an hour before Vidal turned and fired in from close range for the lead.