Bayern Munich 5-0 Fortuna Dusseldorf: Robert Lewandowski Double in Emphatic Rout

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Bayern Munich 5-0 Fortuna Dusseldorf: Robert Lewandowski Double in Emphatic Rout

Robert Lewandowski scored a double as Bayern Munich moved three wins from the Bundesliga title with a 5-0 demolition of Fortuna Dusseldorf.

An unfortunate Mathias Jorgensen own goal (15) from Benjamin Pavard's scuffed effort set the hosts on their way before the Frenchman got himself on the scoresheet from a corner on the half-hour (29).

Lewandowski netted his 28th league goal of the season moments before the break to end a stunning move of one-touch football, and doubled his tally from Serge Gnabry's centre five minutes after the restart to move 11 off Gerd Muller's all-time record of 40 Bundesliga goals in a season.

Alphonso Davies made it five with Dusseldorf's defence floundering two minutes later in a performance of true class from the hosts, who need only three more wins to seal the Bundesliga title and are now 10 points clear of Borussia Dortmund ahead of BVB's game at Paderborn on Sunday.

For a much-changed Dusseldorf, Uwe Rosler cut a frustrated figure watching his side's well below-par performance, as they remain a point off Mainz in 16th.

Fortuna favours the Bayern

Even before Borussia Dortmund's trip to Paderborn, Bayern knew four wins would be enough to seal an eighth straight Bundesliga title, and they began in style against a resurgent Dusseldorf.

Within 90 seconds, only a heavy touch from Lewandowski denied them an opener, but set the tone for a dominating first half. On the quarter-hour, Gnabry's cut-back was scuffed goalwards by Pavard, and bundled into his own net by Jorgensen, for a helping hand Bayern barely needed but were happy to take.

Pavard's name may have been etched off of that opener but on the half-hour, he had his goal, as he beat a half-hearted jump from Niko Giesselmann to nod in Joshua Kimmich's corner.

Source: Skysport