Robert Lewandowski Scored Hat-Trick, As Bayern Beats Augsburg

Poland forward Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick and midfielder Thomas Muller got two as Bayern Munich crushed struggling Augsburg to close in on a fifth successive Bundesliga title.

The former Borussia Dortmund forward Lewandowski volleyed into the top corner to open the scoring before striking from close range.

Carlo Ancelotti side scored four goals after the interval, Robert Lewandowski making it 3-0 before Thiago struck.

The 28 years old striker [Lewandowski]  then completed his hat-trick, with Muller getting the sixth.

The Germans champions are 13 points clear at the top with eight games remaining.

The former Lach Poznan forward Lewandowski now has 24 league goals of the season, while Muller was twice denied by the woodwork before he netted his first goal.

Carlo Ancelotti handed goalkeeper Sven Ulreich a rare start after regular keeper Manuel Neuer underwent surgery on a foot injury.

The Germany keeper Ulreich was rarely tested as Bayern clocked up a fifth straight league clean sheet win.

Bayern Munich next match is away to third-placed Hoffenheim on Tuesday (19:00 BST).

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