Dutch winger Arjen Robben returned from a long injury lay-off with a goal as defending Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich kept their 100% winning record with a 4-0 thrashing of Cologne.
Robben netted the opener for Pep Guardiola’s side after 35 minutes and Arturo Vidal made it 2-0 five minutes to the break.
Robert Lewandowski got his scoring touch back heading home Douglas Costa’s 62nd minute free-kick to put Bayern 3-0 up after which Thomas Muller rounded up a comfortable 10th straight win with a 77th minute penalty won by the Polish strikers.
It was their 1000th all-time win in the division and one that saw them open a 10-poing gap at the top with second-placed Borussia Dortmund who host Augsburg on Sunday.
After treating fans to a 4-4 draw with AS Roma in the Champions League this past week, Bayer Leverkusen scored another four in their 4-3 defeat of Stuttgart. After a barren first half, Stuttgart scored two quick goals through Martin Harnik and Daniel Didavi in the 50th and 54th minutes. Karim Bellarabi pulled one back three minutes later but Lukas Rupp restored the visitors’ two-goal advantage at the hour mark.
However, Sebastien Boenisch, Javier Hernandez and Admir Mehmedi all found the back of the net to give Leverkusen the win.
Marc Stendera’s second half brace helped Eintracht Frankfurt win 2-1 at Hannover 96 while Antony Ujah also grabbed a double in Werder Bremen’s 3-1 win at Mainz. Daniel Caligiuri’s 78th minute goal helped saw Wolfsburg claim a 1-0 success away to promoted Darmstadt.
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