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Bayern Munich inch closer to Bundesliga 2019-20 title with 5-0 thrashing of Dusseldorf

From the starting whistle, the Bayern Munich took control and dominated possession while Dusseldorf turned their attention to halting Bayern’s momentum.

SNS | New Delhi |

Bayern Munich moved 10 points ahead of Borussia Dortmund at the top of the table in the Bundesliga after thrashing hapless Fortuna Dusseldorf 5-0 on Saturday.

Right from the first whistle, Bayern took complete control of the game and pushed Dusseldorf on the back foot whose only work throughout the game was to halt Bayern’s aggression in their half.

Defending Bundesliga champions, Bayern, took 15 minutes to open the scoring for the night with the assistance of defender Mathias Jorgensen, who deflected Benjamin Pavard’s effort into his own goal, Xinhua news agency reports.

Bayern continued to assert pressure on their opponents and increased to lead soon as Joshua Kimmich’s corner allowed Pavard to make it 2-0 with just 29 minutes played.

Four minutes later, Bayern had to go on the defensive for the first time, as David Alaba blocked Kenan Karaman’s promising effort.

However, that did not deter Hansi Flick’s men as saw the back of the net two minutes before the regulation time of the first half ended. Star striker Robert Lewandowski scored his 29th Bundesliga goal of the season after trading passes with Thomas Muller.

After the restart, Bayern came out with all guns blazing as Alaba tested Dusseldorf keeper Florian Kastenmeier in the early stages, before Lewandowski slotted home Serge Gnabry’s square pass to record his 29th goal in 27 Bundesliga appearances.

Dusseldorf’s resistance was further broken moments later, as Alphonso Davies forced a turnover and danced through the visitor’s defence before sealing the deal with Bayern’s fifth goal in the 52nd minute.

“After last week’s victory over Dortmund it was important to keep the pace. I am satisfied with the performance as Dusseldorf had no chance today,” Bayern’s coach Hansi Flick said.

With the victory, Bayern Munich remain atop the standings with a seven-point advantage and five rounds to spare, while Fortuna Dusseldorf remain in danger of relegation.

With IANS inputs