Bayern are level on points with Dortmund after a thrashing performance in the Bundesliga
Champions Bayern Munich demolished their hosts Borussia Mönchengladbach 5-1 to join leaders Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga after Dortmund’s 2-1 defeat to Augsburg on Friday. The rejuvenated Bayern, who have won 11 of their last 12 league games, scored twice in the opening 11 minutes through Javi Martínez and Thomas Müller before two second-half Robert Lewandowski goals and a Serge Gnabry strike ensured the most straightforward of wins.
The defeat meant Gladbach lost a third straight home league game by at least three goals for the first time in their history. Bayern, who were seven points off the top a few weeks ago, are now level on 54 with Dortmund. Mönchengladbach drop to fourth on 43.
Lewandowski almost scored after 35 seconds when his shot was saved by Yann Sommer but the resulting corner was headed in by Martínez. Bayern doubled their lead in the 11th minute when Müller latched on to a Gnabry cross to slot in with his second effort.
They then missed several golden chances to increase their lead before Mönchengladbach’s Lars Stindl scored to cut the deficit in the 38th. Lewandowski restored Bayern’s two-goal advantage two minutes after the restart to make it 120 Bundesliga goals with the club and climb to third on their all-time scorers list.
Gnabry drilled in from close range in the 75th minute before Lewandowski completed the rout with a stoppage-time penalty.