Bayern two wins from title

Bayern two wins from title

Robert Lewandowski's hat-trick helped Bayern Munich to whitewash relegation-threatened Hamburg 6-0 while Hoffenheim cruised 3-0 past struggling Wolfsburg at the 26th round in Bundesliga.

"We wanted to play calmly and press early", he said.

A general view of the Allianz Arena is seen during the Bundesliga match between Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen at the Allianz Arena on March 22, 2008 in Munich, Germany.

The veteran coach has certainly earned a contract extension, with Bayern now 20 points clear at the top of the league and only a few wins away from securing the Bundesliga title for a 28th time.

Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick as he reached 100 Bundesliga goals for Bayern in a one-sided match which was over as a contest after 20 minutes.

Corentin Tolisso is an uncertainty to confront Besiktas in the Champions League on Wednesday after the midfielder managed "extreme wounding" after an overwhelming test in Saturday's defeat of Hamburg.

They are 17th in the 18-team table and seven points adrift of Mainz who occupy the relegation play-off spot.

Bayern have made a habit of recording big home wins over Hamburg at the Allianz Arena in recent years and it took them less than eight minutes to take the lead this time.

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He looked to have spurned the chance of a century when he missed an 86th-minute penalty but redeemed himself four minutes later when Filip Kostic hauled down Joshua Kimmich for a second spot kick, which he dispatched to add to second-half strikes from Arjen Robben and a stunning solo effort from Ribery.

The German giants needed only eight minutes before Ribery rounded Hamburg goalkeeper Christian Mathenia to open the scoring from inside the box. "We know it's a tough situation, but I am convinced that we can stay up".

Robben got in on the act in the 55th minute with a left-foot shot from the edge of the area and Ribery slalomed his way through the Hamburg defence for his second and Bayern's fifth.

In the 83rd minute, an Augsburg counter-attack saw Gregoritsch secure victory for the away side.

The home side continued to dominate and was rewarded with two goals in quick succession 10 minutes from time.

Nico Schulz and Serge Gnabry scored for seventh-placed Hoffenheim before Joshua Guilavogui put through his own net.

Borussia Dortmund host Eintracht Frankfurt in the standout game on Sunday.

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