Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben led Bayern Munich to another win while promoted Leipzig kept pace by extending its record Bundesliga start on Saturday.
Lewandowski netted two goals set up by Robben and returned the favor for the Dutch winger to also score as Bayern defeated Augsburg 3-1 again, this time away. Bayern also defeated its Bavarian rival by the same score in the German Cup in Munich on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Leipzig substitute Marcel Sabitzer scored twice for a 2-0 win at Darmstadt, extending the record unbeaten start for a Bundesliga newcomer to nine games. Leipzig consolidated second place, two points behind Bayern on 23.
Bayern, which visits PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League on Tuesday, looked to be heading for a rout as it completely dominated the first half in Augsburg.
Lewandowski needed two touches to break the deadlock in the 19th minute, the first to take Robben’s ball between two defenders and the next to send it beyond Augsberg goalkeeper Marwin Hitz to the right corner for his sixth goal of the season.
The Poland forward returned the favor almost immediately, pulling the ball back from Paul Verhaegh’s attempted clearance for Robben to score.
Javi Martinez went off with an apparent thigh injury before half an hour was played, Mats Hummels coming on in the Spaniard’s place.
It was no surprise when Lewandowski grabbed his second soon after the break, again with two touches and again set up by Robben. Lewandowski eluded Hitz and a defender with his first touch before slotting into the unguarded net with his next.
Koo Ja-cheol took advantage of some wayward Bayern defending to equalize from close range with more than 20 minutes remaining but it was as good as it got for the home side.topics from