Bundesliga: Lewandowski takes advantage of Haaland absence

Bundesliga: Lewandowski takes advantage of Haaland absence

Robert Lewandowski took adavantage of Erling Haaland absence by scoring his 10th Bundesliga goal in Bayern Munich's 4-0 win at home to Hoffenheim.

The Polish striker scored with a stunning strike after Serge Gnabry gave the hosts a first-half lead in front of 60,000 fans at the Allianz Arena. Substitutes Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Kingsley Coman grabbed late goals to seal the win which keeps Bayern a point clear at the top of the table ahead of Borussia Dortmund, who won 3-1 at Arminia Bielefeld.

The win or Dortmund was a welcomed relief for a team currently missing the services of striker Haaland whose return date is unknown. It came from their midweek Champions League drubbing at Ajax against Bielefeld.

Emre Can and Mats Hummels claimed first-half goals before England midfielder Jude Bellingham dribbled past defenders, then chipped the ball in from a tight angle or Dortmund's third.

Can stepped up to convert an early spot-kick. Hummels produced a spectacular volley from the edge of the area to make it 2-0 at half-time before Bellingham grabbed the third 18 minutes from time. The opponents' consolation came late on via a penalty from Fabian Klos.

In another game of the day, Freiburg remain the only unbeaten team in Germany's top flight and rose to third with a 2-0 win at Wolfsburg, thanks to goals by Philipp Lienhart and Lucas Hoeler.

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