Bayern Munich clinch top spot

Bayern Munich wrapped up top spot in Group B of the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League with a game to spare following a 6-0 thumping of Red Star in Belgrade on Tuesday night.

Robert Lewandowski scored an incredible four goals in just 16 minutes in the second half to take his tally to 10 goals in five appearances in the competition this season.

Leon Goretzka scored the only goal of the first half, coming in the 14th minute when he headed home Philippe Coutinho’s cross. Lewandowski had a first half goal disallowed by VAR after a Corentin Tolisso handball in the build up.

The Pole made it 2-0 from the penalty spot early in the second half, before stabbing home his second from close range. Lewandowski headed home his third before finishing off a lovely move with Ivan Perisic for his fourth, midway through the second half. Tolisso completed the 6-0 route two minutes from time.

Robert Lewandowski became only the second player to score four goals in a Champions League match on more than one occasions, after Lionel Messi, and the first to do it for two different clubs, having previously scored four for Borussia Dortmund against Real Madrid.

Victory means that interim manager Hans-Dieter Flick has won all four games in charge of Bayern Munich following Niko Kovac’s dismissal. The Bavarians have now scored 16 goals without conceding during Flick’s short reign.

Bayern Munich have now reached the last 16 of the Champions League for a 12th consecutive season, last winning the competition in 2013.

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