Robben and Lewandowski rip Augsburg apart

FC Bayern München maintained their lead at the summit of the Bundesliga with a hard-fought 3-1 win over FC Augsburg at the SGL arena on Saturday.

  • Augsburg 1 Bayern 3
  • Robben taps in opener
  • Lewandowski makes it 2-0
  • Robben sets up the Pole for the third
  • Koo bags second-half consolation

Match summaryy

Carlo Ancelotti made his intentions clear as he handed starts to returning wingers Arjen Robben and Douglas Costa in a bid for more fluency and pace in his side.

The first half hour produced two goals as Arjen Robben and Robert Lewandowski ripped through the home side’s defence, scoring and assisting one another.

After the break, the flying Dutchman set up the Poland international for his brace to make it 3-0.

Despite chasing shadows for most of the encounter, Dirk Schuster’s men found a consolation through midfielder Koo Ja-cheol in the 67th minute.

Full report

After a few half chances in the opening stages, the first goal of the game came from a mistake from the home side.

Augsburg had an opportunity to counter through Schmid, but he held on to the ball for far too long and was easily dispossessed.

Robben picked up the ball on the flank and did what he does best by cutting inside, skipping past Cristoph Janker with ease before going one-on-one with goalkeeper Marwin Hitz, easily beating the goalkeeper with his first league goal in over a month.

The second came moments later as Bayern threatened to run rampant. Robben caused the hosts’ defence all sorts of problems with his movement, before his cross-cum-shot was cut out by Paul Verhaegh.

However, the captain could only clear the ball over to Lewandowski, who then teed up Robben to slot the ball into the back of the net from six-yards out.

The home side were lucky to go into the break only trailing by two goals, but it took just three minutes in the second half for Lewandowski to find the back of the net again.

An awful crossfield pass attempt from Gojko Kacar rolled straight to Robben, who charged forward before threading a lovely pass into the penalty area.

Lewandowski then beat his marker before rounding Hitz and slotting home the third of the afternoon, but for the third time in as many meetings, the Bavarian Derby ended in a 3-1 win for Bayern when South Korean midfielder Koo Ja-cheol got himself on the scoresheet.

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