Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski scored double to equivalent a 51-year-old listing as winners Bayern Munich demolished Cologne 4-0 on Saturday to move up to the second position in the standings. Unbeaten Leipzig remained top of this table 13 points, two ahead of Bayern, after defeating Werder Bremen 3-0 to their fourth win in five matches.
Lewandowski that was Bundesliga top scorer four occasions in the previous six seasons has netted twice from the opening five league games, equalling a record determined by Borussia Moenchengladbach’s Peter Mayer at the 1967-68 season.
He grabbed Saturday’s primary goal after three minutes to equal a club record set by Carsten Jancker at the 2000-01 effort of scoring in every one of the opening five games of the year.
Lewandowski added another directly after the restart, and the striker has scored 11 goals from Bayern’s 18 in total in all competitions this year.
Coutinho made sure of the 3 points in the penalty area and the Brazilian setup Perisic using a nice through ball to the fourth to finish a winning week for Bayern following their 3-0 Champions League group triumph over Red Star Belgrade.
“Four-nil appears to be a big score, but we might have added one or two,” said Bayern coach Niko Kovac. “Seven targets this week is something we could build on.
“We delivered a great performance today, particularly after having just 72 hours to recuperate from Wednesday.”
Marcel Sabitzer doubled it at the 35th using a beautiful free-kick.
Werder tried to return after the break but it was the traffic, fresh in their opening Champions League team win at Benfica in midweek, who scored again, with Marcelo Saracchi from the 83rd.
Borussia Dortmund, on nine factors, traveling to Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday.