Bayern win big to celebrate Ancelotti’s 1000th game as manager

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Bayern Munich manger, Carlo Ancelotti yesterday celebrated his 1000 game as a coach and the German champions, crushed Hamburg 8-0 to mark the day.

Robert Lewandowski scored his third hat-trick of the season as Bayern Munich obliterated Hamburg to stay five points clear at the top of the Bundesliga.

The Poland intern-ational’s treble, coupled with goals from Arturo Vidal, David Alaba, Kingsley Coman and Arjen Robben, gave the champions a seventh emphatic win in a row over Hamburg at the Allianz Arena and maintained the gap over second-place RB Leipzig.

The victory was a particularly special one for head coach Carlo Ancelotti, who celebrated his 1,000th game as a head coach with his 591st win.

Vidal’s powerful strike put Bayern ahead before Lewandowski struck twice before half-time, and any hope of a shock comeback from Markus Gisdol’s side was ended when he completed his treble nine minutes after the break.

Alaba added a simple fifth, Coman struck twice within 10 minutes of coming off the bench and Robben fired home in the closing stages, taking a ruthless Bayern’s tally to 44 goals in their last seven home games against HSV, who remain third-from-bottom of the Bundesliga table.

Bayern’s attentions now turn to a run of three games within a week at the start of next month, against Schalke, Cologne and Arsenal.

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