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Bayern go 10 points clear

Published:Sunday | May 31, 2020 | 12:20 AM

Bayern Munich’s Polish forward Robert Lewandowski.
Bayern Munich’s Polish forward Robert Lewandowski.


Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich took a confident step closer to an eighth straight German title with a 5-0 demolition of Fortuna Düsseldorf in an empty stadium yesterday.

With five games remaining, Bayern moved into a 10-point lead over Borussia Dortmund, who play at Paderborn today.

Only Bayern’s players and staff were there to cheer the kind of dominant win which would normally put Bayern fans in a party mood. Bayern have won 14 of their last 15 league games as they cruise towards the title, including a potential title-deciding 1-0 win over Dortmund on Tuesday.

Right-back Benjamin Pavard got Bayern going yesterday with a 15th-minute shot deflected in off Fortuna’s Matthias Jorgensen, who was credited with the own-goal. Pavard got his name on the scoresheet 14 minutes later with a corner.

Lewandowski finished off well-worked team moves either side of half-time to add Bayern’s third and fourth goals. That took the Poland striker to four goals since the Bundesliga restarted amid the coronavirus pandemic earlier this month.

Left-back Alphonso Davies added a fifth goal in the 52nd with a moment of individual skill. The Canadian international won the ball from Fortuna’s Kevin Stöger on the edge of the box and powered past two more opponents before scoring.

Other results: Hertha Berlin 2 Augsburg 0; Mainz 0 Hoffenheim 1; Schalke 0 Werder Bremen 1; Wolfsburg 1 Eintracht Frankfurt 2.