• Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski continued scoring run on Tuesday
  • He netted a hat-trick as the Germans demolished Dinamo Zagreb at home
  • Douglas Costa and Mario Gotze also scored for Bayern at Allianz Arena

Reuters Reporter

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski continued his remarkable scoring run with a hat-trick in a 5-0 thrashing of Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday night.

The emphatic victory snapped the Croats’ 45-game unbeaten run and saw Bayern take control of their Champions League group.

In an explosive first half in which Bayern were 4-0 up inside half an hour, Lewandowski netted twice in seven minutes after Brazilian Douglas Costa had put Bayern ahead.

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski continued his remarkable scoring run with a hat-trick

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski continued his remarkable scoring run with a hat-trick

The Poland international netted three in a 5-0 Bayern thrashing of Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday night

The Poland international netted three in a 5-0 Bayern thrashing of Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday night

Lewandowski has notched 10 goals in Bayern's last three matches, including five against Wolfsburg

Lewandowski has notched 10 goals in Bayern’s last three matches, including five against Wolfsburg

Mario Gotze (right) added his second of the campaign before  Lewandowski chipped keeper Eduardo

Mario Gotze (right) added his second of the campaign before Lewandowski chipped keeper Eduardo

MATCH FACTS 

BAYERN MUNICH: Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, (Rafinha 64), Alaba, Bernat (Javi Martinez 45), Gotze, Kimmich, Thiago Alcantara, Coman, Lewandowski, Douglas Costa (Muller 58).

Subs not used: Alonso, Gaudino, Ulreich, Benko.

Booked: Boateng.

Goals: Douglas Costa (13), Lewandowski (21, 28, 55), Gotze (25).

DINAMO ZAGREB: Eduardo, Matel, Benkovic (Goncalves Dos Santos 45), Taravel, Pivaric, Machado (Rog 61), Ademi, Soudani, Antolic, Fernandes, Pjaca (Henriquez 69).

Subs not used: Jezina, Musa, Hodzic, Coric.

Booked: Pivaric, Ademi.

Lewandowski has notched a staggering 10 goals in Bayern’s last three matches, including five in a record nine-minute spell against VfL Wolfsburg last week.

Mario Gotze added his second of the campaign before Poland captain Lewandowski chipped keeper Eduardo in the 55th minute for his third goal as the title favourites moved to a maximum six points from two Group F matches.

Dinamo, unbeaten in 45 consecutive matches in all competitions before Tuesday and winners at Arsenal in their opening group game, were mere observers witnessing Bayern’s awe-inspiring display of speed, skill and strength. 

Pep Guardiola’s men now face Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena, in the Bundesliga, on Sunday, while Dinamo Zagreb will hope to bounce back away at Inter Zapresic on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola's men now face Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena, in the Bundesliga, on Sunday

Pep Guardiola’s men now face Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena, in the Bundesliga, on Sunday

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