by MACAULAY DALEY
Robert Lewandowski scored his first league goals since the 17th September as Bayern Munich cruised to a 3-1 win at Augsburg.
It was the second time that the Bavarian clubs had played out this score line in three days, following Bayern’s DFB Pokal win in midweek.
Lewandowski got his first of the game in the 19th minute from six yards out after a good run and pass from Arjen Robben.
The two switched roles for the second goal just two minutes later, the Pole’s pass found Robben in acres of space and he finished smartly from close range.
Lewandowski got his seventh of the season just after half-time and again Robben was the architect. The Dutchman picked up a loose pass and played in his team-mate, who rounded Marvin Hitz and rolled the ball into an empty net.
Augsburg did pull back a consolation through Koo Ja-cheol, but Dirk Schuster’s side slip down to 13th, whilst Bayern stay top.
Marcel Sabizter came off the bench to score a double as RB Leipzig stayed second with a comfortable 2-0 win at Darmstadt.
Die Bullen were unlucky not to take the lead in the first half, as Yussuf Poulsen wrongly had a goal ruled out for offside.
Sabitzer had only been on the pitch for six minutes when he opened the scoring in the 57th minute, converting Timo Werner’s cross.
The Austrian was at it again with nine minutes left, this time finishing fellow substitute Oliver Burke’s low ball in.
Leipzig’s start to the season is now officially the best ever start to a Bundesliga campaign by a newcomer.
Hoffenheim also remain unbeaten and in third place following their 1-0 win over fellow high flyers Hertha Berlin.
The only goal of the game came through Nicklas Sule’s bullet header in the 31st minute, his first goal of the season.
Anthony Modeste became the first player to reach double figures in the Bundesliga goalscoring charts this campaign, as he helped Koln to a 3-0 win over hapless Hamburg.
The Frenchman even had time to miss a penalty, hitting the post after Yuya Osako was brought down towards the end of the first half.
The task at hand got harder for Hamburg in the 58th minute with Bobby Wood shown a straight red card for elbowing Dominique Heintz in the stomach.
Three minutes later and Modeste had his first of the game, getting the faintest of touches on Simon Zoller’s cross.
In the 81st minute he moved into double figures for the season, heading home Marcel Risse’s cross at the near post.
With four minutes left on the clock he got his eleventh goal in just nine matches. Latching onto Risse’s ball over the top, he fired the ball through Rene Adler’s legs and gave himself an enormous chance of being named in the French national squad for the first time.
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