Published: Wed, March 13, 2019
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Bayern Munich goes top

Bayern Munich goes top

Bayern Munich went top of the Bundesliga for the first time since September by thrashing Wolfsburg.

The German record champions recaptured the top spot after 161 days as Robert Lewandowski scored twice to sink harmless "Wolves" 6-0.

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Bayern is on 57 points, ahead on goal difference from Dortmund, which won 3-1 against struggler VfB Stuttgart.

James Rodriguez fired in their third in the 52nd and Thomas Mueller, dropped along with Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng from the national team this week, added their fourth.

Kimmich scored with a header on 82 minutes and Lewandowski claimed his second by guiding his header into the far corner three minutes later.

"We are now where we wanted to be in the top of the table - we want to stay there".

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In Dortmund, late goals by Paco Alcacer and Chelsea-bound Christian Pulisic saw off dogged Stuttgart, but Borussia are now second after 23 weeks on top. "With Marco Reus back, Dortmund will get back on track".

The trio have since vented their frustration over coach Joachim Loew's decision but they will be more motivated now, said Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski.

Despite some dogged Stuttgart defending, Dortmund took the lead at Signal Iduna Park when Reus netted a penalty on 62 minutes.

His second league goal came in what has been a frustrating season due to injury and the emergence of English youngster Jadon Sancho.

Lewandowski hit five goals in nine minutes off the bench against Wolfsburg in the 2015-16 season but he wasted an early chance by failing to control a lofted Muller pass.

Nils Petersen broke the deadlock for Hertha in the 27th minute and Ibisevic levelled matters in the 76th minute but unfortunately netted an own goal eight minutes before time to condemn Hertha to defeat.

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