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Bayern Munich smash Augsburg to maintain big Bundesliga lead

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This was never close.

MUNICH, GERMANY - MARCH 01: Robert Lewandowski of Muenchen celebrates his team's first goal during the DFB Cup quarter final between Bayern Muenchen and FC Schalke 04 at Allianz Arena on March 1, 2017 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - MARCH 01: Robert Lewandowski of Muenchen celebrates his team's first goal during the DFB Cup quarter final between Bayern Muenchen and FC Schalke 04 at Allianz Arena on March 1, 2017 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Led by Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich hammered Augsburg to the tune of 6-0 on Saturday. This Bavarian Derby was never in doubt, as Bayern led from the front foot for the entirety of the match.

Bayern got their just rewards after a solid opening quarter hour. They were able to turn their 71% possession into a goal thanks to, who else, Thiago Alcantara and Lewandowski. Thiago played a sharp pass just over the Augsburg backline inside the penalty area. Lewandowski brought the ball down with a simple touch before finishing into the top of the net.

After striking the post on two different occasions, Thomas Müller finally got his goal in the 35th minute. Ribery’s ball from deep was played into space for Lewandowski to run onto, and the Polish forward whipped a cross into the box. Müller redirected it into the goal with his knee to double Bayern’s lead.

Lewandowski notched his brace in the 55th minute. Franck Ribery split Augsburg’s centerbacks with a perfect pass. Lewandowski controlled the pass at a full sprint before smashing the back of the net for the 3-0.

A couple of minutes later, Bayern scored an incredible goal to make it 4-0. Just outside of the penalty area, Thiago passed it to the top of the box to Müller. He passed it into the box to Lewandowski, who backheeled the ball to the far post. There, Thiago poked it home with a slide to get his well deserved goal.

With Bayern Munich well ahead, Carlo Ancelotti brought on Arjen Robben, Renato Sanches, and Rafinha. It really didn’t get much better for Augsburg.

Bayern grabbed two goals within minutes of each other from, who else, Lewandowski and Müller. Lewandowski finished a rebound with an easy header to make it 5-0 and round off his hattrick. Then, Müller slotted home a ball to make it 6-0 for his brace.

However, the worry is that on his goal, Müller was the victim of an absurd tackle from Christoph Janker and had to come off the field. He was able to walk off the field on his own with a limp and was visibly angry.

With Leipzig also winning, Bayern maintain their 13 point lead at the top of the Bundesliga table. A fifth straight Bundesliga title certainly looks to be within the grasp of the record champions.