Bayern Munich seized the Bundesliga lead from Borussia Dortmund with a 6-0 demolition of Wolfsburg on Saturday as Robert Lewandowski became the league's all-time foreign top scorer.
BERLIN (AP) Bayern Munich seized the Bundesliga lead from Borussia Dortmund with a 6-0 demolition of Wolfsburg on Saturday.
Robert Lewandowski scored twice to become the league's all-time top-scoring foreign player with 197. The Poland international's former club, Dortmund, scraped past Stuttgart 3-1 at home win.
Bayern and Dortmund are tied on points after 25 of 34 rounds with Bayern top on goal difference.
But all the momentum is with Bayern after its 12th win from 13 league games, while Dortmund - which had a nine-point lead - has only two wins from its last six.
Thomas Mueller, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng all started for Bayern, days after being dropped by Germany coach Joachim Loew. Bayern coach Niko Kovac said it wouldn't have a negative effect on his team.
''I even expect that they will give us a reaction in the coming weeks and show us all that they still belong among the best,'' Kovac said.
Mueller duly set up Serge Gnabry for Bayern's first in the 34th. Gnabry, who extended his contract on Tuesday, set up Lewandowski with a tap-in three minutes later.
For Lewandowski, it ensured the Polish striker overtook Claudio Pizarro's record goal tally.
The excellent James Rodriguez scored Bayern's third early in the second half, before substitute Franck Ribery set up Mueller, Joshua Kimmich, and Lewandowski to complete the rout.
It was Bayern's biggest win under Kovac. The side turns attention to Liverpool's visit in the Champions League on Wednesday.