Better for Bundesliga if Bayern Munich don't win title - Arnold

Heather Diaz
March 13, 2019

By scoring two goals in their Bundesliga 6-0 thrashing of Wolfsburg, Bayern Munich's Poland forward Robert Lewandowski has increased his goal tally in Germany's top professional football league to 197 in 281 appearances.

Bayern is on 57 points, ahead on goal difference from Dortmund, which won 3-1 against struggler VfB Stuttgart.

Former Arsenal forward Serge Gnabry opened the scoring for Bayern, before setting up Lewandowski's first and recordbreaking goal.

James Rodriguez fired in the third in the 52nd and Thomas Muller added the fourth.

Muller and Lewandowski found the bottom corner, either side of Kimmich heading in, to keep Bayern unbeaten in 22 home meetings against Wolfsburg.

Champions for the last five years, Bayern have made up seven points on early pace-setters Borussia Dortmund and leapfrogged them on goal difference following a fine display at the Allianz Arena.

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Borussia Dortmund spent almost six months atop the Bundesliga table and it looked like they would finally be ending Bayern Munich's dominance by lifting the Salatschüssel this season.

"I am very satisfied and I liked the way we played", said Bayern coach Niko Kovac.

It was also the 12th consecutive defeat for Wolfsburg coach Bruno Labbadia against Bayern, more than any other coach against a single opponent.

"We could and should have scored more goals".

"We are where we wanted to be, at the top of the table, and we want to stay there".

Bayern's Robert Lewandowski scored a brace as they beat Wolfsburg in Bundesliga action on Saturday. "Stuttgart had parked a huge bus in front of their goal", Dortmund coach Lucien Favre said of only their second win in the last six league games.

Now that they are no longer top, Borussia Dortmund can go into games without that pressure of being favorites and rediscover the form that earned them so many plaudits this season.

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