Arminia Bielefeld 1-4 Bayern Munich: Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller doubles give visitors resounding Bundesliga victory
- Bayern Munich eased to a 4-1 victory at lowly Arminia Bielefeld in the Bundesliga
- Thomas Muller registered a double either side of two from Robert Lewandowski
- Midfielder Ritsu Doan replied for the hosts after 58 minutes at the SchucoArena
- The result gave Bayern a third domestic win of the season and put them second
Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller scored two goals each as the German champions crushed hosts Arminia Bielefeld 4-1 in the Bundesliga on Saturday to move within a point of top spot.
Muller scored either side of Lewandowski’s double, with the Polish striker taking his season’s tally to seven league goals from four games, as Bayern moved to nine points, level with third-placed Borussia Dortmund and one behind leaders RB Leipzig, who won 2-0 at Augsburg.
Muller grabbed an eighth-minute lead with a bit of luck after his first effort was saved but the ball bounced back into his path, while Lewandowski was left with far too much space to score with a well-placed shot in the 26th.
Striker Robert Lewandowski scored his second double of the week in Bayern Munich’s victory
Thomas Muller (second from left) scored the first after eight minutes against Arminia Bielefeld
Arminia goalkeeper Stefan Ortega kept the scoreline respectable in the first half with several spectacular stops, including a sensational one-handed save from Lewandowski’s close-range header.
But the home keeper was beaten again with the last kick of the first half, a deflected shot from Lewandowski after good work from Muller.
Bayern, who had to use changing rooms in a nearby school ahead of the game due to strict COVID-19 regulations, scored again six minutes after the restart when Lewandowski crossed and Muller volleyed in from close range.
Arminia’s Japan international Ritsu Doan was rewarded for a fine performance with a goal in the 58th before Bayern were left with 10 men following the dismissal of Corentin Tolisso for a last-man foul.
Bayern, who also twice hit the woodwork, next host Atletico Madrid in the Champions League group stage on Wednesday.
Lewandowski’s goals made him the top scorer in the Bundesliga so far this season, with seven
An excellent Lewandowski cross provided Muller with a toe poke for the fourth after 51 minutes
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