Lewandowski makes history as Bayern crush Dortmund

German Bundesliga By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 06/04/2019

Robert Lewandowski nets twice to make history as Bayern crush Borussia Dortmund 5-0 at the Allianz Stadium on Saturday night Bundesliga encounter to reclaim top spot and get back on course for a record-extending seventh straight league crown.

It was actually the away side that had the first chance with their first counter-attack of the match, but Mahmoud Dahoud could only graze the outside of the post from Marco Reus' pass back across the goal.

The visitors were made to pay just a few minutes later when Mats Hummels rose the highest from a corner to nod Bayern Munich into a deserved lead after 19 minutes before Lewandowski scored his 200th Bundesliga goal on a plate to put the game out of sight within the opening 20 minutes, capitalising on a mistake from Dan-Axel Zagadou.

Poland international has move level with Bayern Munich legend Gerd Müller as the league's all-time top goalscorer in Der Klassiker, meanwhile, Dortmund struggled to deal with a set-piece and Javi Martinez was unmarked on the edge of the area to get his name on the scoresheet, while Serge Gnabry added a fourth just before half-time.

Lewandowski then ensured he was Der Klassiker's outright top goalscorer by adding another late on in the match, overtaking Müller in the rankings to round off a perfect evening for Bayern Munich and become only the fifth player in Bundesliga history to reach the 200-goal mark and the first foreigner to do so.