Bayern Munich crush Gladbach 5-1 to join Borussia Dortmund at top

first_img Next Reuters BerlinMarch 3, 2019UPDATED: March 3, 2019 08:21 IST Robert Lewandowski celebrates after scoring against Borussia Moenchengladbach (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBayern Munich demolished hosts Borussia Moenchengladbach 5-1 to join leaders Borussia Dortmund at the topRobert Lewandowski joined Claudio Pizarro on 195 goals at the top of the all-time foreign scorers’ list in the BundesligaRejuvenated Bayern have now won 11 of their last 12 league gamesChampions Bayern Munich demolished hosts Borussia Moenchengladbach 5-1 to join leaders Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga and reignite the title race on Saturday.Rejuvenated Bayern, who have now won 11 of their last 12 league games, scored twice in the opening 11 minutes through Javi Martinez and Thomas Mueller before two second-half Robert Lewandowski goals ensured the most straightforward of wins.Gladbach lost their third straight league home game by at least three goals for the first time in their club history.Bayern, who were seven points off the top a few weeks ago, are now level on 54 with Dortmund, who lost 2-1 to Augsburg on Friday. Gladbach drop to fourth on 43.”I am very satisfied with our game and we could have scored one or two goals more,” said Bayern coach Niko Kovac, whose team face Liverpool in the Champions League Round of 16 second leg later this month.”It was one of our best games this season. We have now reset everything and the title race starts again from zero.”The three points are all that matter to goalscorer @Javi8martinez #BMGFCB 1-5 pic.twitter.com/jymb0db1dCBundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) March 2, 2019Lewandowski, who joined Claudio Pizarro on 195 goals at the top of the all-time foreign scorers’ list in the Bundesliga, almost opened his account after 35 seconds when his shot was saved by Yann Sommer but the resulting corner was headed in by Martinez.Bayern doubled their lead in the 11th minute when Mueller latched on to a Serge Gnabry cross to slot in with his second effort.advertisementback to Munich after a 5:1 win against @borussia #MiaSanMia #fcbayern #esmuellert #bmgfcb #bundesliga pic.twitter.com/Z8RSk8F1ULThomas Müller (@esmuellert_) March 2, 2019They then missed several golden chances to increase their lead and instead it was Gladbach’s Lars Stindl who scored to cut the deficit in the 38th.Lewandowski restored their two-goal advantage two minutes after the restart to make it 120 Bundesliga goals with Bayern and climb to third on their all-time scorers’ list.Gnabry drilled in from close range in the 75th before Lewandowski completed the rout with a stoppage-time penalty.The current holder joins the leader on 15 pic.twitter.com/G1DdlTdHZwBundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) March 2, 2019Schalke 04 coach Domenico Tedesco is on the brink of an exit after his team lost 4-0 at home to promoted Fortuna Duesseldorf to stay in 14th place, seven points above the relegation zone.RB Leipzig climbed to third place on 45 points after beating Nuremberg 1-0.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Robert LewandowskiFollow Javi MartinezFollow Thomas MuellerFollow Bayern MunichFollow Borussia MoenchengladbachFollow Borussia DortmundFollow Bundesliga Bayern Munich crush Gladbach 5-1 to join Borussia Dortmund at topRejuvenated Bayern, who have now won 11 of their last 12 league games, scored twice in the opening 11 minutes through Javi Martinez and Thomas Mueller before two second-half Robert Lewandowski goals ensured the most straightforward of wins.advertisementlast_img read more

Boris Johnson and David Cameron heal wounds of broken friendship over drinks

first_imgOne friend told The Sun that the bonding session was “the Middle East peace process”.The pair are said to have shared their views on world matters before reflecting on the highs and lows of Mr Cameron’s premiership. David Cameron attends the funeral of former Israeli president and prime minister Shimon Peres Boris Johnson and David Cameron have repaired their friendship over drinks at a hotel in Israel.The friendship between the Foreign Secretary and former Prime Minister had become strained after the pair exchanged personal insults as they took opposing sides in the EU referendum campaign. David Cameron attends the funeral of former Israeli president and prime minister Shimon PeresCredit:AFP Boris Johnson attends the funeral of former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres Boris Johnson attends the funeral of former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon PeresCredit:AFP/Getty Images Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Since the make-up, Mr Johnson is said to have told friends: “It’s not fair at all to say Dave was a bad leader of the party because of how it all ended.“He turned it all around and made us electable again, and that was a huge achievement.“Neither Gove nor I wanted him to go after the referendum result, and it was a deep shock to both of us when he did.”Both men are said to have still not repaired their relationship with Michael Gove, the former Justice Secretary and friend.Mr Gove had thwarted Mr Johnson’s leadership bid for the Conservatives by entering the race himself. But they are said to have “put the world to rights” over whisky on the balcony of a room at the five-star King David Hotel in Jerusalem last Thursday night. The Sun reported that Mr Johnson and Mr Cameron, who have known each other since their days at Eton College and Oxford University three decades ago, had a long conversation in which there was “a pretty frank exchange of views”.They had been attending a gathering for Israeli statesman Shimon Peres’s funeral the next day along with other world leaders.last_img read more