Lewandowski hits hat-trick as Bayern Munich hammer Hamburg 8-0

Robert Lewandowski celebrate Bayern Munich’s second goal against Hamburg. Photograph: Lennart Preiss/EPA

Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick as Bayern Munich obliterated Hamburg SV 8-0 on Saturday to stay five points clear at the top of the Bundesliga and equal their opponents’ heaviest ever league defeat. Lewandowski, who has now scored 19 league goals this season, struck twice in the first half and slotted home a third in the 54th minute, after Arturo ...

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Bayern disappointing once again in draw with Schalke


Below-par Bayern Munich dropped points for the first time since November in a disappointing 1-1 home draw against resolute Schalke on Saturday. It all looked plain sailing when Robert Lewandowski chipped the German champions ahead as early as the ninth minute. But Brazilian defender Naldo’s rasping free kick completely deceived ex-Schalke keeper Manuel Neuer in the Bayern goal only four ...

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Leipzig keep pressure on Bayern with win over Franfurt


Bundesliga surprise package RB Leipzig continued their chase for Champions League qualification with a routine win against 10-man Eintracht Frankfurt. Eintracht keeper Lukas Hradecky was sent off after 125 seconds for handling outside his area – and the home side took control just four minutes later. Marvin Compper pounced on a rebound to put the home side ahead, Timo Werner ...

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Late Lewandowski goal earns Bayern Munich win at Freiburg


Robert Lewandowski scored a brilliant injury-time winner as Bayern Munich came from behind to beat Freiburg in the opening Bundesliga match of 2017. In the first game following the winter break, Freiburg led early on when Janik Haberer steered the ball home. Lewandowski equalised when he volleyed in Douglas Costa’s corner. And he scored a dramatic late winner when he ...

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Bayern Munich sign Hoffenheim duo Rudy and Sule


Bayern Munich have signed Germany internationals Sebastian Rudy and Niklas Sule from Bundesliga rivals Hoffenheim. Both players will continue to play for Hoffenheim, who are fifth in the table, before moving to Bayern in the summer. Defender Sule, 21, has signed a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee. Free agent Rudy, 26, who captains Hoffenheim from midfield, will join Carlo ...

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Arjen Robben: Bayern Munich winger signs one-year extension


Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has extended his stay with the German champions until the summer of 2018. The former Chelsea player’s current deal was due to expire at the end of the season but he is now tied to the club until he is 34. “In his position Arjen is one of the best players in the world,” Bayern ...

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Daniel Opare joins RC Lens on loan


Ghanaian fullback Daniel Opare has completed a loan move to French second tier side RC Lens from his parent club Augsburg. The former product of the Real Madrid Castilla signed a 3 year deal with the German top tier side in 2015 but a mixture of discipline and injury issues have limited him to only 4 appearances for the club ...

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Dieter Hecking named new Borussia Monchengladbach manager


Dieter Hecking has been named as the new coach of Borussia Monchengladbach, the former Wolfsburg manager’s arrival coming 24 hours after the sacking of Andre Schubert. Hecking, dismissed by Wolfsburg in October, has signed a deal with the struggling Bundesliga side until 2019. Schubert on Wednesday became the seventh Bundesliga coach fired since September when Monchengladbach dismissed him in the ...

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Wolfsburg’s Draxler set for PSG move


Paris Saint-Germain are set to announce the signing of Julian Draxler from Wolfsburg, ending any hopes Arsenal and Liverpool had of signing the Germany international. Sky Sports understands negotiations will be concluded on Friday morning, with a source saying it is “99 per cent certain to happen today.” The German international will join PSG in January for a fee of around ...

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Bayern Munich thrash 10-man RB Leipzig


Robert Lewandowski converted a first-half penalty as Bayern Munich romped to a 3-0 win in Wednesday’s Bundesliga showdown against 10-man RB Leipzig. Thiago Alcantara and Xabi Alonso scored early goals before Leipzig winger Emil Forsberg was shown a straight red card, leaving the visitors to play an hour at Munich’s Allianz Arena a man down. Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi then ...

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