March 29, 2017

Lewandowski nets 100th goal with Bayern

Robert Lewandowski on Saturday grabbed a brace to reach 100 goals milestone for Bayern Munich as the team extended their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to 10 points with a 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt, just as their title rivals lost.

Lewandowski opened the scoring on 38 minutes and Douglas Costa doubled the lead two minutes later.

The Poland striker scored his second of the game after half-time to reach 100 goals for Bayern in his 136th game.

He opened his goal account in his third appearance for the club, in a 1-1 draw with Schalke on August 30.

A debut campaign at the Allianz Arena delivered 25 goals, with that tally improved to 42 last season.

Lewandowski now has 33 goals in just 36 appearances this term, with his contribution helping to keep Bayern in the hunt for another historic treble.

Elsewhere title chasing RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund both lost ground on Bayern with costly defeats.

Mario Gomez scored the winner as second-placed Leipzig lost 0-1 at home to Wolfsburg.

Third-placed Dortmund, who beat Benfica 4-0 on Wednesday to reach the Champions League quarter-finals, conceded after 11 minutes away to Hertha Berlin as ex-Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou scored.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his 32nd of the season to equalise for Dortmund on 55 minutes, before Marvin Plattenhardt scored Hertha’s winner with a free-kick on 71 minutes.

Bayern, who beat Arsenal 5-1 on Tuesday in their Champions League round-of-16 tie, lead the table on 59 points, with Leipzig on 49 and Dortmund on 43.