Bayern Munich’s German midfielder Serge Gnabry scores the Zero-Three objective in the course of the German first division Bundesliga soccer match 1 FC Cologne v FC Bayern Munich in Cologne, western Germany on February 16, 2020. INA FASSBENDER / AFP
Germany winger Serge Gnabry netted twice as Bayern Munich swept again to the highest of the Bundesliga on Sunday with a Four-1 away win at Cologne.
After RB Leipzig had claimed high spot in Germany’s high flight for 24 hours with a Three-Zero residence win in opposition to Werder Bremen on Saturday, Bayern wasted no time in regaining first place in Cologne.
Bayern have received seven of their final eight league video games, which incorporates final Sunday’s goalless draw with Leipzig.
Robert Lewandowski and Kingsley Coman netted for Bayern so as to add to Gnabry’s brace whereas Mark Uth, on mortgage from Schalke, scored Cologne’s comfort objective.
Bayern have been Three-Zero up after 12 minutes as they blitzed the Cologne defence.
The Bundesliga’s high scorer Robert Lewandowski claimed his 23rd league objective with scientific ending after Thomas Mueller’s move put him in behind the defence on three minutes.
Lewandowski then moved the ball within the field to Mueller, whose move discovered Coman to beat Cologne goalkeeper Timo Horn, making it 2-Zero after solely 5 minutes.
It was Mueller’s 14th help this season, leaving him second solely to Manchester Metropolis’s Kevin de Bruyne, on 16, for possibilities created in Europe’s high 5 leagues.
Gnabry then made it Three-Zero when his shot gave Horn no probability on it’s means into the underside nook to depart the house crowd surprised.
With 15 minutes gone, Horn was the one Cologne participant in double figures for touches of the ball – three of his 10 have been selecting the ball out of his web.
Gnabry then fired broad, midfielder Joshua Kimmich hit the submit and Mueller went shut as Bayern stored up the strain because it stayed Three-Zero at half-time.
Nevertheless, Cologne went for broke within the second-half.
House striker Jhon Cordoba might have claimed a hat-trick in what might simply have been a Four-Four draw.
The Colombian ahead had the ball in Bayern’s web on 47 minutes, however the VAR dominated the hassle offside.
Cordoba once more beat Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer on 55 minutes, however the offside flag went up.
Gnabry grabbed his second objective – his 12th for Bayern this season – with a shocking effort.
The previous Arsenal winger beat three defenders and curled his shot into the highest nook on 66 minutes with an excellent end.
Uth pulled a objective again for Cologne on 70 minutes because the hosts completed sturdy.
Cordoba slammed his fist into the turf in frustration after holding off defender David Alaba just for Neuer to avoid wasting his shot in 78 minutes.
Burly French striker Anthony Modeste changed Cordoba, however he squandered two late possibilities as Cologne stored hammering away on the Bayern defence.
The end result leaves Bayern a degree forward of second-placed Leipzig, whereas Dortmund, who thrashed Frankfurt Four-Zero on Friday, sit third and 4 factors again.