Bayern thrash Wolfsburg 6-0 to overtake Dortmund as Bundesliga top
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Bayern Munich have overtaken Borussia Dortmund to move atop the standings since last September after crushing Wolfsburg 6-0 at home on Saturday.

Four days before they host Liverpool in their Champions League last 16 second leg, the Bavarians were brutally efficient, scoring twice in three minutes through Serge Gnabry and Lewandowski late in the first half to take control.

James Rodriguez fired in their third in the 52nd and Thomas Mueller, dropped along with Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng from the national team this week, added their fourth. Goals from Joshua Kimmich and Lewandowski completed their rout.

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski (in red) scores during the game between Bayern Munich and VfL Wolfsburg in Munich, southern Germany, March 9, 2019. /VCG Photo

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski (in red) scores during the game between Bayern Munich and VfL Wolfsburg in Munich, southern Germany, March 9, 2019. /VCG Photo

"I am very satisfied and I liked the way we played," said Bayern coach Niko Kovac. "We could have scored even more goals. We also want to win the game on Wednesday and see what the future brings."

Lewandowski's double meant that the Polish striker has now got 197 goals in the Bundesliga and takes over as all-time foreign scorer from Werder Bremen's Claudio Pizarro, on 195.

Despite Dortmund achieving a nervy 3-1 victory over struggling VfB Stuttgart on Saturday, they handed over the Bundesliga lead to record champions Bayern on goal difference despite both sides tying on 57 points from 25 matches. 

Dortmund, who were battling for three titles just weeks ago, were desperate for the three points to halt a dip in form which has seen them exit the German Cup and the Champions League.

(With input from Xinhua and Reuters)