Robert Lewandowski’s hat rick helped Bayern Munich to wrap the second win in Group F against hapless Dinamo Zagreb, at the second round of UEFA Champions League’s group stage on Tuesday.
“Even our counter-attack game was very good”.
“Some teams have a Gareth Bale and they don’t need passes”.
Lewandowski has struck seven goals in the last week, five in an incredible nine minutes against VfL Wolfsburg and two more against Mainz 05 on Saturday as Bayern tightened their grip on top spot in the Bundesliga.
Reaching his century of Bundesliga goals capped off a great week for Robert Lewandowski.
“Now we are off to the Oktoberfest and then we will start thinking about Borussia Dortmund on the weekend”, he added, referring to their top-of-the-Bundesliga clash. Mario Goetze made it three with a low hard finish that the keeper was unable to keep out before Lewandowski doubled his personal tally with an instinctive finish that went in off the post.
“I always want more”.
The size of the task ahead of Scotland on October 8 (and Ireland three days later in their final game) is perhaps best illustrated by the goals for column: between them Ireland (17) and Scotland (14) have scored only two more goals than Poland (29).
Jose Mourinho’s return to Porto, the team which the Portuguese guided to the 2004 title, proved an unhappy affair as Porto won 2-1.
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“He is having an wonderful run and an unbelievable week behind him”, the Bayern captain Philipp Lahm said.
Greek champions Olympiakos stunned Arsenal 3-2 to move into second place level on three points with Zagreb, leaving their hosts bottom without a point.
“The quality difference to Bayern is huge”.
“But we are aware that there are a lot of teams in the tournament who are among the favourites and have a very good squad”.
Coach Zoran Mamic rested several players but the second-string outfit produced an impressive performance, particularly reserve striker Armin Hodzic who scored twice.
Ivo Pinto and Leonardo Sigali are fitness doubts for Dinamo Zagreb after they missed the club’s 4-1 win over Osijek last week, but Goncalo Santos is available for selection once again after missing the victory against Arsenal due to suspension.