Published: Wed, March 13, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

‘Perfect day’ as Bayern return to Bundesliga summit with Liverpool looming

‘Perfect day’ as Bayern return to Bundesliga summit with Liverpool looming

Despite the win, Dortmund lost the league lead to Bayern Munich on account of the Bavarian powerhouse's 6-0 rout at home over Wolfsburg. But the hosts kept scoring as Thomas Muller capitalized on Franck Ribery's assist before Joshua Kimmich headed the 5-0 lead in the 82nd minute.

Lewandowski hit five goals in nine minutes off the bench against Wolfsburg in the 2015-16 season but he wasted an early chance by failing to control a lofted Muller pass.

On Friday: Serie A: Juventus 4 (Kean 11, 39, Can 67-pen, Matuidi 71) bt Udinese 1 (Lasagna 84). Wolfsburg are now without a win in Munich after 26 matches.

Now with nine games to go, Bayern are slight favorites, while the Black and Yellows are now the hunters, and being in that role is much more suited to them.

Lewandowski's double meant that he has now got 197 goals in the Bundesliga and takes over as all-time foreign scorer from Werder Bremen's Claudio Pizarro, on 195.

"We are now where we wanted to be", Bayern coach Niko Kovac said.

Lewandowski shared the record for one week with Pizarro, who remains the oldest player to score in the league at 40 years, 136 days, in a 1-1 draw for Bremen at Hertha Berlin on February 2.

Arnold - whose Wolfsburg side travel to the Allianz Arena on Saturday - does not believe a seventh consecutive Bundesliga title for Bayern would be healthy for the game in Germany, and he therefore wants to see Lucien Favre's side triumph this season.

"Everything is going very well here, I'm feeling well and I'm satisfied, the communication between the club is good", Lewandowski told Welt am Sonntag. The Poland worldwide hit Bayern Munich's second goal against Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Marco Reus converted from 12 yards, but they needed Paco Alcacer and Christian Pulisic to seal the three points after Marc-Oliver Kempf had levelled for Stuttgart.

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