Robert Lewandowski makes in 10 goals in three games in Bayern rout

Polish striker keeps up dream run; Barca leave it late in comeback; BATE beat Roma

Bayern Munich’s Polish  striker Robert Lewandowski scores his first goal during the  Champions League match against Dinamo Zagreb in Munich. Photograph:  Guenter Schiffmann/AFP/Getty Images

Bayern Munich’s Polish striker Robert Lewandowski scores his first goal during the Champions League match against Dinamo Zagreb in Munich. Photograph: Guenter Schiffmann/AFP/Getty Images

 

Champions League round-up: Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski continued his remarkable scoring run with a hat-trick in a 5-0 home thrashing of Dinamo Zagreb to snap the Croats’ 45-game unbeaten run and take control of Group F.

In an explosive first half in which Bayern were 4-0 up inside half an hour, Lewandowski, who has notched a staggering 10 goals in their last three matches, including five in a record nine-minute spell against VfL Wolfsburg last week, netted twice in seven minutes after Brazilian Diego Costa had put Bayern ahead.

Mario Götze added his second of the campaign before Poland captain Lewandowski chipped goalkeeper Eduardo in the 55th minute for his third goal as the title favourites moved to a maximum six points from two matches.

Dinamo, unbeaten in 45 consecutive matches in all competitions before Tuesday and winners at Arsenal in their opening group game, were mere observers witnessing Bayern’s awe-inspiring display of speed, skill and strength.

Two late goals in two minutes from Sergi Roberto and Luis Suarez gave Barcelona a remarkable 2-1 home win over Bayer Leverkusen in Champions League Group E.

Trailing 1-0 at the Nou Camp with 10 minutes to go, Sergi poked in a rebound from close range, and moments later Suarez swept the ball home from just inside the area.

Kyriakos Papadopoulos put the German side ahead after 22 minutes from a corner, with Barca goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen beaten in the air.

For reigning champions Barca, who were without their injured talisman Lionel Messi, it was a frustrating game of missed chances until their pressure told.

Barca have four points from two games in Group E and Leverkusen have three.

Belarus champions BATE Borisov shocked injury-hit AS Roma with an entertaining 3-2 home win in the other Group E clash.

BATE went 3-0 up in the first 30 minutes through Ihar Stasevich and two from Filip Mladenovic.

The Serie A club hit back after the break and reduced the deficit with strikes from Gervinho, after 66 minutes, and Vasilis Torisidis eight minutes from time.

Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi also hit the crossbar late on but BATE held out.

Lyon’s chances of reaching the knockout phase already look in jeopardy after slumping to a 1-0 home defeat by Valencia.

Lyon, who drew at Ghent in their opening game, are bottom of Group H after Sofiane Feghouli gave Valencia, who are second on three points, a victory against the run of play.

Zenit St Petersburg are top of the group with a maximum six pint after beating Ghent, who are third with one point, 2-1 at home.

At the end of a swift counter attack, Feghouli scored the only goal with an 18-metre missile that went under the bar.

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