Bayern Munich 5-1 Cologne – Depleted Cologne stunned by Bayern Munich, in a 5-1 defeat at The Allianz Arena

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Technical card:
Bayern Munich: Manuel Neuer, Niklas Sule, Jerome Boateng, David Alaba, Alphonso Davies (Lucas Hernandez, min.72), Leroy Sane (Tiago Dantas, min.86), Leon Goretzka, Joshua Kimmich (Javi Martinez, min.86), Jamal Musiala (Thomas Muller, min.64), Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Serge Gnabry, min.64) and Robert Lewandowski
Cologne: Timo Horn, Rafael Czichos (Jannes Horn, min.46), Sava-Arangel Cestic, Jorge Mere, Marius Wolf, Ellyes Skhiri, Salih Ozcan, Elvis Rexhbecaj (Dominick Drexler, min.71), Ismail Jakobs (Noah Katterbach, min.85), Emmanuel Dennis (Jan Thielmann, min.46) and Ondrej Duda (Max Meyer, min.70)
Stadium: The Allianz Arena
Goals: Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (1-0, min. 18), Robert Lewandowski (2-0, min. 33), Ellyes Skhiri (2-1, min. 49), Robert Lewandowski (3-1, min. 65), Serge Gnabry (4-1, min. 82) and Serge Gnabry (5-1, min. 86)

Bayern on a 5-1 win against Cologne on Saturday at The Allianz Arena. Both Bayern Munich and Cologne arrived at the match from previous defeats in the league. Bayern Munich were looking forward to meeting again, following a previous defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt. Cologne lost 1-0 in the last match they played against Stuttgart. As the table looks today, Bayern Munich are in 1st place, with 52 points from 23 matches, while Cologne sit in 14th, with 21 points from 23.

Bayern Munich started the first half well, with Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting opening the rout, 18 minutes in. Later, Bayern Munich took the lead with a goal form a goal from Robert Lewandowski, 33 minutes in, to take a 2-0 lead into half time.

The second half started all good for Cologne, with early goal from Ellyes Skhiri in the 49th minute. Bayern Munich increased their advantage thanks to a new goal from Robert Lewandowski, scoring his second goal, 65 minutes in to establish the 3-1. Later, Bayern Munich scored again thanks to a goal from Serge Gnabry in the 82nd minute to establish the 4-1. Later, Bayern Munich scored again and increased their lead thanks to another goal from Serge Gnabry, scoring his second goal in the 86th minute just before the final whistle, sealing a resounding 5-1 victory for the home side.

For Bayern, Thomas Muller, Serge Gnabry, Lucas Hernandez, Javi Martinez and Tiago Dantas came on for Emmanuel Dennis, Rafael Czichos, Ondrej Duda, Elvis Rexhbecaj and Ismail Jakobs, while Cologne replaced Jan Thielmann, Jannes Horn, Max Meyer, Dominick Drexler and Noah Katterbach with Emmanuel Dennis, Rafael Czichos, Ondrej Duda, Elvis Rexhbecaj and Ismail Jakobs.

There were bookings for David Alaba and Leroy Sane from Bayern and Rafael Czichos for Cologne.

Cologne and Bayern Munich will next play at home to Werder Bremen and Borussia Dortmund respectively.

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