Bayern hammer hapless Zagreb

A hat-trick from Robert Lewandowski helped Bayern München make it two wins from two in this season's Champions League as they romped to a 5-0 win over Group F rivals Dinamo Zagreb at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday.

  • Bayern München 5 Dinamo Zagreb 0
  • Costa gives Bayern early lead
  • Lewandowski bags another treble
  • Gotze gets in on the action
  • Zagreb barely muster a whimper

Match Summary

The Bavarians came out the blocks flying and took the lead after 13 minutes, Douglas Costa catching goalkeeper Eduardo napping to sneak an unlikely shot in at the near post.

Lewandowski then made it two after 22 minutes, tapping home from Thiago Alcantara square pass, while Mario Gotze added a third just three minutes later thanks to some horror goalkeeping from Zagreb's number-one.

The visitors seemed to have no answer to Bayern and Lewandowski grabbed his second before the half-hour mark with a rasping drive in off the underside of the crossbar, before bagging his hat-trick 10 minutes after the interval with a sumptuous chip following some equally brilliant build-up play.

The result left Bayern comfortably top of the table with six points from two games and a goal-difference of plus-eight, while Zagreb sit joint-second with Olympiakos, who saw off Arsenal 3-2 in the group's other fixture.

Full Report

Bayern München looked in full control right from the off and Jerome Boateng came close to a stunning opener after 10 minutes, only to see his powerful low drive smartly turned away by Eduardo.

Only three minutes later, though, and the goalkeeper would be picking the ball out the back of the net, Costa cutting in from out wide and shaping to deliver, only to instead shoot at goal where the keeper was caught as unaware as any in the ground to let the ball squeeze in at his near-post.

Gotze then had a good chance to double their lead six minutes later but could only volley wide from Costa's free-kick, although they wouldn't have to wait much longer for the second as Thiago made the most of a defensive mistake to break through on goal before squaring for Lewandowski, who had the simple job of tapping home.

Gotze went on to make amends for his earlier miss as he scored the third just three minutes later, although it was a rather tame one from Eduardo's perspective as the keeper completely fluffed a routine save to see the forward's effort trickle over the line.

It wasn't long before the scoreboard showed four for Bayern as Lewandowski grabbed his second on the night thanks to another Costa assist, the forward this time crossing in for his team-mate, whose rifled shot crashed off the underside of the bar and back over the line, with the referee taking a few moments before making the call, which replays showed was the correct one.

Zagreb looked to at least put up some sort of fight after the restart, although Goncalo Santos' blocked shot after 53 minutes was as much as they could muster in the early parts of the second period.

Bayern were soon back to what they do best and added a fifth on 55 minutes, Thiago and Costa exchanging passes before the latter's delicate flick found man-on-fire Lewandowski, who turned smartly before dinking the ball over the onrushing Eduardo to make it 10 goals in the space of a week for the Polish international.

The striker could have had a fourth with 20 minutes remaining after getting onto the end of David Alaba's ball across the face of goal, but he couldn't get enough contact as the ball zipped just past the post.