Bayern Thrash Augsburg to Steer Clear Atop Bundesliga

Bayern Munich thrashed third-placed Augsburg to extend their lead at the top of the German Bundesliga to 10 points on Saturday.

Second-half goals from Mehdi Benatia, Robert Lewandowski and a brace from Arjen Robben means the Bavarian giants have now accrued 39 points from 15 rounds of matches and will be top of the standings throughout the winter break until the New Year.

The game at the SGL Arena was evenly poised until the 57th minute, when Morocco international Benatia headed home his first goal for Pep Guardiola’s side since his summer move from Roma.

Robben Celebrates His Goal With Team-Mates.
Robben Celebrates His Goal With Team-Mates.

Dutch winger Robben doubled the visitors’ advantage moments later with a curling shot in off the upright.

Lewandowski added a third, slotting past Alex Manniger in goal for the Fuggerstadter and Robben rounded off scoring with a low shot from 18 yards.

Bayern are yet to lose a league game this season and have only lost twice after securing back-to-back Bundesliga titles in April- the first of those defeats against Augsburgin last season’s corresponding fixture.