Munich (AP) - The FC Bayern Munich has put his fans in the mood for celebrating the 186th Oktoberfest in celebration mood. The German champions gave the 1. FC Cologne on Saturday in the Bundesliga 4: 0 (1: 0) vigorously.
The Bayern stormed on the fifth matchday first to the table top. Acclaimed match winners in front of 75,000 spectators in the Allianz Arena were goalscorer Robert Lewandowski after goals eight and nine (3rd / 48th minute) as well as new signing Philippe Coutinho, who met as a penalty kicks for the first time in the Bayern jersey (62).
Ivan Perisic (73.) increased against a Cologne team, which fought hard for a long time, but went down after the dismissal of Kingsley Ehizibue after an emergency brake against Coutinho (59). Coutinho (14th) and Joshua Kimmich (65th) still had bad luck with pole shots.
Niko Kovac continued as on 3-0 against Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League again on Coutinho as a game designer. A double ten-point solution in midfield with Thomas Müller was "too offensive," the Bayern coach had said. Müller sat on the bench and came only for Lewandowski on the court when the game was decided (71).
Coutinho did not succeed, but many offensive actions came from him. With the hoe he brought Kimmich into play. His preliminary work utilized Lewandowski. As the first Bayern professional since Carsten Jancker in 2000, the Pole met with it on the first five matchdays.
For the early 2: 0 missing only inches. Coutinho's finely-tuned free-kick slapped the post (14 '). As a result, the Cologne annoyed the Munich with courageous pressing, robust duels and first successful attacks. Jhon Cordoba ended dangerously (37th). And in a free kick by Florian Kainz goalkeeper showed an uncertainty (41). Bayern defender Jérôme Boateng even walked on the edge of a yellow-red card.
The few good Munich attacks continued to go from Coutinho, which the Cologne but also in the duels. Perisic shot on pass play of the Brazilian to the outside net (34th). Lewandowski spun the ball over the goal after a pass from Coutinho (45. + 1).
Bayern's top scorer then again became the decisive man on the pitch. Because even in the second section just ran the third minute, as Lewandowski slammed. Corner Kimmich, header of Poland - 2: 0. Nine goals after five match days, that was only once in 57 years Bundesliga - 1967 by Gladbach's Peter Meyer.
Cologne's resistance remained ineffective at the latest when Ehizibue knocked over Coutinho, who was the only goalkeeper, from behind. Red card and penalty was the penalty. Coutinho certainly made the first attempt and also the necessary repetition. The busy Perisic provided for the encore. The committed miller, however, was no longer allowed a goal on his short day at work.
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