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BERLIN---Robert Lewandowski scored
twice as Bayern Munich routed pre-
viously unbeaten Borussia Dortmund
5-1 yesterday to open up a seven-point
lead after eight Bundesliga matches.
Thomas Mueller also scored twice
after Dortmund had started brightly.
BayernF s attacking midfielder opened
the scoring in the 26th minute when
Jerome Boateng sent him through with
a long ball over the top, and he claimed
his second from the penalty spot in
the 35th, after Henrikh Mkhitaryan
brought down Thiago Alcantara.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled
one back a minute later but
Lewandowski scored seconds after the
break to kill any hopes his former side
had of a comeback.
The Poland striker latched onto
another long pass over the top from
Boateng, took the ball past the goal-
keeper and finished with aplomb.
PARIS---Andy Delort scored as Caen
secured a fourth win in its last five
matches to climb to third place in
the French league, beating Saint-Eti-
enne 1-0 yesterday.
Just one point separated the teams
before the game and Caen leapfrogged
the visitors to move within two points
of leader Paris Saint-Germain, which
hosted rival Marseille in a late match.
After an excellent start to the sea-
son, fifth-place Saint-Etienne has
slowed down in recent weeks and
slumped to a third consecutive loss
in all competitions.
Delort was a threat throughout and
broke the deadlock in the 62nd from
close range after connecting with a
cross from Vincent Bessat at the back
post. Caen goalkeeper Remi Vercoutre
then tipped Saint-Etienne captain
Loic Perrin s header over the bar to
keep the lead intact.
Earlier, 10th-place Monaco came
from behind to salvage a 1-1 draw
against Rennes, failing again to secure
a first home win this season.
Wallace headed in his first league
goal to level in the 51st after Abdoulaye
Doucoure put the visitors ahead from
Ludovic Baal s precise cross.
Rennes had the chance to reclaim
the lead when Fabinho fouled
Doucoure in the box in the 64th but
Monaco goalkeeper Danijel Subasic
produced a superb save to his right
to deny Pedro Henrique s effort from
the penalty spot.
The visitors withstood Monaco s
late pressure as keeper Abdoulaye
Diallo made a last-minute save to
deny Guido Carrillo s effort.
Rennes was dealt a blow when
striker Paul-Georges Ntep came off
with a suspected left thigh injury 20
minutes from time.
Also, Bordeaux s poor away run
continued as Willy Sagnol s team lost
3-2 at Lorient, with both teams fin-
ishing with 10 men following the dis-
missals of Lamine Gassama and Andre
Biyogo Poko for an altercation.
Bordeaux, which last won away in
March, took the lead with a goal from
Diego Rolan but collapsed after the
interval. Benjamin Moukandjo leveled
with a header before Majeed Waris
scored from the spot and Zargo Toure
gave the hosts more room to breathe
in the 79th. Teenager Adam Ounas
ensured a nervy finish with his first
league goal two minutes later.
Bayern routs Dortmund
to take seven-point lead
"Nobody became German cham-
pion today. We have to keep our feet
on the ground," Bayern coach Pep
Mario Goetze, another former
Dortmund player, set up Lewandows-
ki s second in the 58th---the striker s
12th in four games across all com-
petitions---and then completed the
scoring in the 58th.
"We did everything right (early in
the game) but we lacked the finishing
touch to make the most of our
chances that Bayern later displayed,"
Thomas Tuchel said after his first
defeat as Dortmund coach.
It was Bayern s eighth consecutive
win to start the season, equaling the
club s own record of 24 points with
a plus 24 goal difference from the
"Nothing is decided yet but it was
a big point," Mueller said of Bayern s
title aspirations. "We re all hungry,
we all want to win. To have a seven-
point gap and the manner in which
Bayer Leverkusen drew 1-1 with
visiting Augsburg, which took the
lead in the 12th when goalkeeper
Bernd Leno misjudged a simple back
pass, kicked air and let the ball roll
into the net.
"These are the moments that you
wish the ground would swallow you
up because you know that as a goal-
keeper you get the short straw," said
Leno, who was given his first call-
up for Germany on Friday.
Karim Bellarabi equalized on a
rebound in the 39th after Javier Her-
nandez initial effort hit the post.
Leverkusen midfielder Hakan Cal-
hanoglu missed the chance to win it
from the penalty spot when he fired
over in the 71st.
Earlier Sunday, Cologne substitute
Simon Zoller scored one minute after
coming on as Schalke s six-game
winning streak ended with a 3-0
Zoller scored with his first touch
in the 84th, five minutes after Yan-
nick Gerhardt had eluded two
defenders with a neat trick to seal
the result. Anthony Modeste opened
the scoring just before the break after
being played through by Leonardo
Cologne climbed to fifth with its
fourth win. Schalke, which had won
its previous four league games and
two Europa League matches,
Caen moves up
to third in France
Bayern's Robert Lewandowski, right, celebrates with teammate
Thomas Mueller after scoring his side's third goal during the
German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and
Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich,
Germany, yesterday. AP PHOTO
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