Lewandowski elated by 200th Bayern Munich goal, Kovac hails Coutinho

Robert Lewandowski celebrated his 200th goal for Bayern Munich, while Niko Kovac heaped praise of new recruit Philippe Countinho.

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski celebrates his 200th goal for the club.   -  Bongarts

Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski revelled in scoring his 200th competitive goal for the Bundesliga champion.

Lewandowski opened the scoring for Bayern in a 3-0 victory over Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League in Munich on Wednesday. Lewandowski – the highest-scoring foreigner for Bayern – is now fourth on the club's all-time list, behind Rainer Ohlhauser (215), Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (218) and Gerd Muller (564).

"We always had the game under control and played well, we upped the pace and created a lot of chances. But we didn't score enough goals. We always tried to get forward. Sometimes we might have made wrong decisions, but these are little things. You need games like today to help with a good analysis, to see what you can do better. After the second goal, it got easier. I'm glad I scored again," the Poland international said, after the match.

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Kovac all praise for Coutinho

Niko Kovac believes Philippe Coutinho has brought "another dimension" to Bayern Munich after the Barcelona loanee impressed with his creativity against Red Star Belgrade.

"He played a really good game and with his football intelligence he brings another dimension to our game," Bayern head coach Kovac told Sky in Germany.

"I think we can be very happy. The team has been very focused and we scored three goals, that's befitting."

Muller came off the bench to make a club record 106th appearance in the Champions League for Bayern, but he played down its significance.

Muller said: "Such game records are something for after the career, and I'm not going to give up my shoes up in the near future, so it's not that important."

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