Bayern München barely put a foot wrong as they made it eight wins from eight in the Bundesliga with a comprehensive 5-1 thrashing of BVB Dortmund on Sunday evening.
- Muller scores quick-fire brace
- Aubameyang halves the deficit
- Lewandowski double breaks resistance
- Gotze adds extra gloss to score
- Bayern maintain perfect start
Thomas Muller put Bayern ahead on 26 minutes after rounding Roman Burki and flicking a composed finish into the empty net, and they doubled their advantage eight minutes later from the penalty spot after Henrikh Mkhitaryan had brought down Thiago Alcantara in the area.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang managed to get Dortmund back into the game eight minutes before half-time after sliding home Gonzalo Castro's delivery at the far-post.
However, that was the last sliver of hope for the visitors as Pep Guardiola's men stepped it up a gear in the second-half. Robert Lewandowski smashed home from close range just seconds after the restart before grabbing his brace with a clinical finish just before the hour mark.
It was soon 5-1 as Mario Gotze got in on the action with a composed finish after being set up by Thiago, leaving Bayern seven points clear at the top at this early stage of the season.
David Alaba left himself walking a tightrope after just four minutes; picking up a yellow card for bringing down Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the edge of the area after the forward threatened to break through on goal.
Douglas Costa was then fortunate not to join his team-mate in the referee's notebook for a blatant dive which the match officials all seemed to miss, and the forward almost rubbed salt into the opposition's wounds moment later but saw his shot cleared off the line by Lukasz Piszczek.
Bayern weren't to be denied moments later, though, as Muller timed his run to perfection to latch onto a through-ball before spinning around the on-rushing goalkeeper and flicking a brilliant finish into the empty net.
The hosts continued asking most of the questions and were reward after 34 minutes when Philipp Lahm slipped the ball in behind for Thiago, who was eventually felled in the area by Mkhitaryan. Muller stepped up to the spot before sending Burki the wrong way and slotting his effort into the bottom corner.
Just three minutes later Dortmund looked to have gotten themselves back in the game when Castro caught the home defence napping to run down the channel before crossing for Aubameyang, who broke free of his marker to slide home at the far post.
However, the second-half belonged entirely to Bayern, who restored their two-goal advantage mere seconds after the restart. Lewandowski chased a lumped ball downfield before breaking between the centre-backs and hammering home past the helpless keeper.
Just before the hour mark and the Poland international grabbed his brace, breaking free in the area to get onto the end of Gotze's delivery before slotting home into the back of the net.
Just a few minutes later and it was five to the hosts; Gotze turning scorer this time after Thiago had done well to break down the wing and pick out his team-mate with a pin-point delivery.
The victory saw Bayern maintain their 100 percent start to the Bundesliga season and go seven points clear at the top after just eight matches.