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Robert Lewandowski ‘delighted’ to continue scoring run

Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich
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Robert Lewandowski made it nine goals in five Bundesliga games as Bayern Munich thrashed FC Koln 4-0 on Saturday afternoon.

Just three days after reaching the 200-goal mark, Lewandowski was at it again as Bayern handed the lowly Koln a hammering.

It took just three minutes for the Pole to put Bayern ahead when he slotted home Joshua Kimmich’s through ball. The pair then teamed up again in the second half for Lewandowski to head home his second goal of the game.

However, Lewandowski selflessly gave up the opportunity to complete his hat-trick when Philippe Coutinho won a penalty.

The Barcelona loanee, therefore, took the spot-kick to fire home his first Bayern goal. Although his initial strike was ruled out due to players intruding in the area before he scored a second penalty.

Substitute Ivan Perisic then finished things off Bayern by handing them a 4-0 lead with his second goal for the club.

“We played well and perhaps should have already scored the second goal in the first half,” said Lewandowski on the club’s website.

“In the second half, we picked it up where we left off. We have a week off now and then three games in seven days. So, we’ll have to be well prepared for that.

“I’m delighted about scoring again, but we’re still only five games into the campaign.”

Bayern boss Niko Kovac added: “It was a really good performance today, especially as we only had 72 hours to recover from [the Champions League match against Red Star Belgrade on] Wednesday.

“Koln did well, it wasn’t always easy to find the right solutions. We were better in the second half, we created good chances.

“4-0 sounds a bit high, but actually we could have scored a goal or two more. Seven goals this week is something we can build on.”

Bayern will now take a trip to 18th-placed side Paderborn next Saturday for another Bundesliga match.

Philippe Coutinho, Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich
MUNICH, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 21: Philippe Coutinho of Bayern Munich celebrates his goal.