Bayern Munich rise and defeat Greuther Furth

Poland’s Robert Lewandowski scored two goals to make up for Bayern Munich’s surprise loss 4-2 last week, with a 4-1 win over bottom-placed Greuther Furth to move away in the top of the Bundesliga on Sunday.

Greuther stunned Bayern fans when Branimir Hrgota struck the net from a deflected free-kick three minutes before the break.

Bayern seemed in a difficult position after a 4-2 loss at Bochum last week and a 1-1 draw with Salzburg in Wednesday’s Champions League knockout round, the team’s longest winless run in ten months.

But the home side needed just 30 seconds of the second half to equalise when the ball hit into Cameroonian substitute Eric Maxime Choupo-Moting and set up in front of teammate Lewandowski who put it into the goal from close range.

The defending champions dominated the match and snatched the lead with Sebastian Griesbeck scoring an own goal at the hour mark. Lewandowski boosted Bayern’s lead with a header eight minutes before the end to bring the Polish striker’s tally to 28 goals in 23 games. Choupo-Moting concluded the scoring in stoppage time after a cross from Serge Gnabry.

Bayern increased their tally to 55 points from 23 games, with fourth remaining in last place with 13 points.

Borussia Dortmund triumphed with six clean goals over Borussia Monchengladbach, with Reus’s double (26 and 81), Malen (32), Marius Wolf (70), Moukoko (74) and Emer Can from the penalty spot (90+1).

Leipzig beat Hertha Berlin by a score of 6-1.

Leipzig’s Benjamin Henrichs (20), Frenchman Christopher Nkunku (64 from the penalty spot and 67), Spaniard Dani Olmo (74), Malian Amadou Haidara (81), and Dane Youssef Poulsen (88) scored for Leipzig, as the home side’s honorable goal scored by Montenegro’s Stefan Jovic (48).

Leipzig finished with 37 points in fourth place, while Hertha Berlin remained in 15th place with 23 points.

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