Bayern Munich go 5-0 up away at third-placed Bayer Leverkusen in staggering rout after 38 mins at top of Bundesliga

BAYERN MUNICH brushed away title rivals Bayer Leverkusen as they scored five goals in the opening 38 minutes.

The two clubs were level on points ahead of kick-off, with Borussia Dortmund top after Erling Haaland inspired them to a 3-1 win over Mainz on Saturday.

But Bayern asserted their dominance quickly at the BayArena, with Robert Lewandowski opening the scoring after five minutes.

Leverkusen then started to come into the game before a manic period put the match in Bayern's control.

Lewandowski's second goal on the half-hour mark was the spark as Julian Naglesmann's side scored four goals in just eight minutes.

Thomas Muller found the target four minutes after Lewandowski's second.

And winger Serge Gnabry then got in on the act, scoring two goals in two minutes just moments after Muller struck.

Bayern took their foot off the gas after that and remarkably lost the second-half after Patrick Schick pulled one back for the home side.


But that proved to only be a consolation as Bayern proved why they are aiming for a tenth consecutive Bundesliga title.

The match ended 5-1 and Naglesmann will be very happy with his team's response after losing to Eintracht Frankfurt before the international break.

Lewandowski's two goals could also help his chances of winning the Ballon d'Or this year, with the striker a heavy favourite to claim the title next month.

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