Bayern thrashes Dortmund, stays 10 points clear at top

Bayern Munich is on 68 points, 10 ahead of RB Leipzig, 1-0 winners against Bayer Leverkusen, with six matches left in the Bundesliga.

Robert Lewandowski scored twice to protect its 10-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga.

Bayern Munich outclassed Borussia Dortmund 4-1 on Saturday with top scorer Robert Lewandowski netting twice to protect its 10-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga, as it charges towards a record-extending fifth straight league title.

The big game, broadcast to more than 200 countries, turned out to be a one-sided affair, with Lewandowski taking his league tally to 26 goals in a flawless dress rehearsal ahead of next week's Champions League quarterfinal against Real Madrid.

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Bayern is on 68 points, 10 ahead of RB Leipzig, 1-0 winners against Bayer Leverkusen, with six matches left in the campaign.

Dortmund, which takes on Monaco in the Champions League, is stuck in fourth on 50 points, one behind Hoffenheim, which lost 2-1 at Hamburg SV.

The Bavarians got off to an explosive start and was up 2-0 after only 10 minutes with 34-year-old Franck Ribery completing a dazzling move that wrong-footed the entire Dortmund defence twice in the fourth minute.

Poland striker Lewandowski doubled its lead, whipping in a free kick past Oliver Buerki six minutes later but a missile from Raphael Guerreiro in the 20th gave the visitors hope.

The host, though, never stopped charging forward and Dutchman Arjen Robben was denied four times in the first half with his trademark move, cutting in from the right.

The 33-year-old winger finally got his goal four minutes after the restart, firing an unstoppable left-footed shot past Buerki to give Bayern a two-goal cushion once more.

Lewandowski was then brought down by the keeper and the 28-year-old scored from the spot for his second of the evening to move one goal ahead of Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the Bundesliga scorers' list.

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