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Bayern Munich 5-1 Cologne: Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry score twice in comfortable win

Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich, Cologne
Robert Lewandowski is just 12 goals shy of Gerd Muller's all-time record for a single Bundesliga season

Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry both scored twice as Bayern Munich strengthened their position at the top of the Bundesliga with victory over Cologne.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting opened the scoring before Lewandowski converted Leon Goretzka's pass to make it 2-0.

Ellyes Skhiri reduced the arrears, but Thomas Muller teed up Lewandowski to restore the hosts' two-goal cushion.

Gnabry scored twice in the final 10 minutes to complete a comfortable win.

The victory lifts Bayern two points clear of second-placed RB Leipzig, who recovered from two goals down to beat Borussia Monchengladbach 3-2 on Saturday evening.

Poland striker Lewandowski has now scored 28 Bundesliga goals this term - nine more than any other player in the division.

With 11 league games remaining, the 32-year-old is on target to beat Gerd Muller's record of 40 goals in a Bundesliga season, set in 1972.

Line-ups

Bayern Munich

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Neuer
  • 4Süle
  • 17Boateng
  • 27AlabaBooked at 22mins
  • 19DaviesSubstituted forHernándezat 72'minutes
  • 6KimmichSubstituted forOliveira Dantasat 87'minutes
  • 18Goretzka
  • 10SanéBooked at 45minsSubstituted forMartínez Aguinagaat 87'minutes
  • 42MusialaSubstituted forMüllerat 64'minutes
  • 13Choupo-MotingSubstituted forGnabryat 64'minutes
  • 9Lewandowski

Substitutes

  • 7Gnabry
  • 8Martínez Aguinaga
  • 20Sarr
  • 21Hernández
  • 22Roca
  • 25Müller
  • 28Oliveira Dantas
  • 29Coman
  • 39Hoffmann

Köln

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Horn
  • 26Cestic
  • 22Meré
  • 5CzichosBooked at 45minsSubstituted forHornat 45'minutes
  • 31Wolf
  • 21Özcan
  • 28Skhiri
  • 20RexhbecajSubstituted forDrexlerat 70'minutes
  • 8JakobsSubstituted forKatterbachat 85'minutes
  • 18DudaSubstituted forMeyerat 71'minutes
  • 43DennisSubstituted forThielmannat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Schmitz
  • 3Katterbach
  • 13Meyer
  • 15Limnios
  • 16Zieler
  • 19Ehizibue
  • 23Horn
  • 24Drexler
  • 29Thielmann
Referee:
Martin Petersen

Match Stats

Home TeamBayern MunichAway TeamKöln
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Bayern München 5, 1. FC Köln 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 5, 1. FC Köln 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marius Wolf (1. FC Köln) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sava-Arangel Cestic.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Max Meyer (1. FC Köln) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Noah Katterbach.

  5. Post update

    Leon Goretzka (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Dominick Drexler (1. FC Köln).

  7. Post update

    Offside, 1. FC Köln. Marius Wolf tries a through ball, but Dominick Drexler is caught offside.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Bayern München. Tiago Dantas replaces Joshua Kimmich.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Bayern München. Javi Martínez replaces Leroy Sané.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! FC Bayern München 5, 1. FC Köln 1. Serge Gnabry (FC Bayern München) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Leon Goretzka.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, 1. FC Köln. Noah Katterbach replaces Ismail Jakobs.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Max Meyer (1. FC Köln) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dominick Drexler.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! FC Bayern München 4, 1. FC Köln 1. Serge Gnabry (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lucas Hernández.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Niklas Süle (FC Bayern München).

  15. Post update

    Ismail Jakobs (1. FC Köln) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Serge Gnabry (FC Bayern München).

  17. Post update

    Sava-Arangel Cestic (1. FC Köln) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Leon Goretzka (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Joshua Kimmich.

  19. Post update

    Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Timo Horn.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Leon Goretzka (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 27th February 2021

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich23164367323552
2RB Leipzig23155343202350
3Wolfsburg23129237191845
4Frankfurt23119346321442
5B Dortmund23123848311739
6B Leverkusen22107540241637
7Union Berlin2289535251033
8B Mgladbach238964036433
9Stuttgart238874436832
10Freiburg228773534131
11Hoffenheim2275103639-326
12Werder Bremen226882632-626
13Augsburg2265112235-1323
14Köln2356122141-2021
15Hertha Berlin2346132642-1618
16Arminia Bielefeld2253141841-2318
17Mainz2245132343-2017
18Schalke2316161661-459
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