2021-22 German Bundesliga
  • Cedric Itten (87')
  • Thomas Müller (10')
  • Joshua Kimmich (31')
  • Sebastian Griesbeck (68' OG)
  • Benjamin Pavard (48')

Ten-man Bayern cruise past Fuerth to open up three-point lead

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Bayern increases its lead on an own goal from Sebastian Griesbeck (1:00)

Robert Lewandowski's shot on goal deflects off of Furth's Sebastian Griesbeck into the net to put Bayern Munich ahead 3-0. (1:00)

Bayern Munich eased past hosts Greuther Furth 3-1 on Friday, despite playing almost the entire second half with 10 men, to open up a three point lead at the top of the Bundesliga.

But Bayern top scorer Robert Lewandowski saw his scoring streak snap, after failing to equal Gerd Muller's all-time record of scoring in 16 consecutive league games.

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It was always going to be a one-sided encounter against the promoted club, bottom in the Bundesliga and without a win this season, and Bayern took a quick lead after 10 minutes with Thomas Muller slotting in from an Alphonso Davies cutback.

Joshua Kimmich was devastatingly accurate with a low drive on the half hour to score his third league goal, after netting twice last week, and Lewandowski hit the woodwork just before the break.

A reckless challenge by Benjamin Pavard three minutes after the restart left the champions with 10 men but it hardly changed the dynamic of the game.

A 68th minute own goal by Sebastian Griesbeck, under pressure from Lewandowski, killed off any slim hopes of a comeback that Furth may have been secretly harbouring.

The home fans did get a moment to savour when Cedric Itten headed in a cross in the 87th minute to cut the deficit.

Bayern, who take on Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League next week, move up to 16 points from six matches, with VfL Wolfsburg, on 13 in second place, travelling to Hoffenheim on Saturday.

Third-placed Borussia Dortmund, on 12, take on Borussia Menchengladbach.