German champions Bayern Munich thrashed title rivals Borussia Dortmund 5-0, to go top of the Bundesliga with six games remaining.
Robert Lewandowski scored his 200th and 201st Bundesliga goals as Bayern Munich roared back to the top of the Bundesliga with a 5-0 mauling of Borussia Dortmund.
Dortmund, who were two points clear heading into this match, were shell-shocked following a ruthless first-half display from the hosts.
Mats Hummels made the first incision with a commanding header and Lewandowski, a fellow former Dortmund star, reached his scoring milestone with a superb solo effort seven minutes later.
Javi Martinez and Serge Gnabry assured Bayern’s ascendancy to top spot by adding two more in almost as many minutes late in the opening period and Poland international Lewandowski fittingly completed the rout in the 89th minute as the champions took a big step towards retaining their crown.
“Bayern taught us a lesson today,” Dortmund coach Lucien Favre told Sky.
“If we keep playing like that, then we will find it difficult to stay in the race.”
“It’s not over yet, there are still six games to go and it is a difficult path ahead of us,” Lewandowski told television after the game.
The win leaves the title race finely poised on paper, but with Dortmund in the doldrums and Bayern bouncing, Niko Kovac’s side are now firm favourites to finish first.