Lewandowski double sets record, haunts former club Dortmund
10 November 2019
Germany-Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski double against former side Borussia Dortmund helped him surpass a record set by Gerd Müller more than 50 years ago in Saturday’s 4-0 home victory over Borussia Dortmund under new boss Hansi Flick.
Lewandowski 31 years old bagged his 15th and 16th goal in the Bundesliga edging out Muller record who had scored 15 goals in the first 11 league matches of the 1968/69 double season
Lewandowski gave the hosts the lead on 17 minutes from Benjamin Pavard cross and outcast under Niko Kovac Thomas Muller added the second from Serge Gnabry assist before the Polish striker added the third and Mats Hummels own goal sealed the win.
Bayern Munich interim head coach Hansi Flick on the 4-0 win: “We showed today we can celebrate football. We were four goals better over 90 minutes. I can only praise the team. We implemented exactly what we had planned. On Wednesday we showed we’ve made a lot of progress in the defence. And today we defended by going on the attack too. We played the football the spectators want to see.”
Dortmund head coach Lucien Favre: “We must admit we went missing. It was a very poor performance. The way we played wasn’t good enough. It’s okay to lose here, but not like that.”
Mats Hummels: “We were inferior almost throughout the match. We weren’t bold enough and slack in terms of technique. I expected us to be much bolder than over the last few years here.”