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Lewandowski double as Bayern crush Cologne to go top

Robert Lewandowski celebrates after scoring his side's 2nd goal during the Bundesliga soccer match. [AP Photo]

Robert Lewandowski continued his brilliant scoring form with a double and Philippe Coutinho struck his first goal for Bayern Munich in a 4-0 rout of Cologne on Saturday.

Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski scored twice to equal a 51-year-old record as champions Bayern Munich demolished Cologne 4-0 on Saturday to climb to the top spot of the standings.

Poland striker Lewandowski grabbed the first two goals and, after Cologne's Kingsley Ehizibue was sent off, Philippe Coutinho converted a penalty to make it 3-0 and Ivan Perisic completed the rout with a low shot.

Lewandowski, who has been Bundesliga top scorer four times in the last six seasons, has now netted nine times in the opening five league matches, equalling a record set by Borussia Moenchengladbach's Peter Mayer in the 1967-68 season.

Bayern are top on 11 points with RB Leipzig, on 10, facing Werder Bremen later on Saturday.

Borussia Dortmund, on nine, travel to Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday.

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