Published: Mon, March 20, 2017
Sport | By Ellis Neal

Lewandowski double sends Bayern 10 points clear

Lewandowski double sends Bayern 10 points clear

It was therefore against the run of play when Lewandowski slotted home his 20th Bundesliga goal of the season in the 38th minute, Thomas Muller sliding a low ball across the face of goal after the Poland striker's flick-on caused confusion in the visitors' defence.

Hasebe was still feeling the effects of his earlier intervention in the 64th minute and he made way, meaning a first Bundesliga appearance for Marco Russ since the 31-year-old received the all-clear from testicular cancer treatment.

Bayern have now hit 28 goals in their last six games, with Lewandowski claiming 10 of them, and the Bavarian giants are on course to collect a fifth straight German league title in Ancelotti's first season.

Bayern defender Jerome Boateng came on for the final 25 minutes to make his return from almost four months out due to injury.

In the other match, third-placed Dortmund lost 1-2 to Hertha Berlin as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's equaliser was not enough to secure points in the German capital.

Aytac Sulu and Sidney Sam - from the penalty spot - boosted the basement boys into a shock two-goal lead before Robin Quaison halved the deficit in first-half stoppage time.

In Leipzig, second-placed RB crashed to a 1-0 defeat at home to Wolfsburg as Germany's Mario Gomez scored the victor.

Daniel Didavi should have made it 2-0 in the second half only to hit the post, then the Leipzig keeper at the second attempt, before Gomez hit the post again from the rebound.

Despite the defeat, Dortmund stay on third place whereas Berlin continue on fifth place of the standings. Kalou missed another good chance before the break.

Hertha Berlin remained unfazed and had an ace in the hole as Marvin Plattenhardt unleashed a free kick into the top right corner to make the game safe in the 71st minute.

Swedish midfielder Robin Quaison pulled one back and Darmstadt suffered a further blow on the hour when Mario Vrancic was sent off with his second yellow.

Hoffenheim shared the spoils with newly promoted Freiburg following a 1-1 as Andrej Kramaric cancelled out Maximilian Philipp's second-half opener.

But Stefan Bell was sent off late for Mainz and the league's bottom side held on for just its fourth win of the season.

Like this: