German Bundesliga
Bayern Munich4Köln0

Bayern Munich 4-0 Cologne

Arjen Robben
Arjen Robben had been sidelined for seven weeks with a thigh injury

Arjen Robben scored on his return from injury as Bayern Munich beat Cologne to become the first team to win their opening 10 Bundesliga games.

Pep Guardiola's side increased their lead to 10 points in their bid for a fourth successive German title.

Robben, 31, scored with an individual effort after 35 minutes and Arturo Vidal added a second before half-time.

Robert Lewandowski's 16th goal in nine games and a Thomas Muller penalty sealed a 1000th Bundesliga victory.

Bayern were rarely stretched as they returned to winning ways after their first defeat of the season at Arsenal in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Arturo Vidal
Arturo Vidal doubled Bayern's lead before half-time

Robben had been sidelined for seven weeks with a thigh injury picked up on international duty for the Netherlands in the 1-0 defeat against Iceland last month.

But he showed few signs of his layoff, and had already wasted one good chance when he put his side ahead with a composed finish.

Vidal found the net five minutes later with a low right-foot shot after good build-up play by Kingsley Coman.

Lewandowski headed in Douglas Costa's 62nd-minute cross for his 23rd goal of the season.

Thomas Muller claimed the fourth from the spot with 13 minutes left, finding the bottom corner after Dominic Maroh fouled Lewandowski.

The leaders could see their advantage cut on Sunday with second-placed Borussia Dortmund hosting FC Augsburg. Schalke, who are third, visit Borussia Monchengladbach.

Guardiola's side return to action against German Cup holders Wolfsburg on Tuesday in the second round of this season's tournament.

Elsewhere, Werder Bremen won 3-1 at Mainz, and Eintracht Frankfurt earned a 2-1 victory at Hannover.

Wolfsburg stay fourth after scoring the only goal at Darmstadt,Hertha Berlin are fifth after a 1-0 win at Ingolstadt, and Bayer Leverkusen beat Stuttgart 4-3.

Line-ups

Bayern Munich

  • 1Neuer
  • 21Lahm
  • 17BoatengSubstituted forMartínez Aguinagaat 62'minutes
  • 27Alaba
  • 13Ferreira de SouzaBooked at 56mins
  • 23Vidal
  • 29Coman
  • 10RobbenSubstituted forKimmichat 65'minutes
  • 25MüllerSubstituted forThiago Alcántaraat 78'minutes
  • 11Douglas Costa
  • 9Lewandowski

Substitutes

  • 6Thiago Alcántara
  • 8Martínez Aguinaga
  • 14Alonso
  • 15Kirchhoff
  • 18Bernat
  • 26Ulreich
  • 32Kimmich

Köln

  • 1Horn
  • 7Risse
  • 4Sörensen
  • 5Maroh
  • 3Heintz
  • 14Hector
  • 11ZollerSubstituted forHosinerat 71'minutes
  • 33LehmannBooked at 61mins
  • 6Vogt
  • 31GerhardtSubstituted forSventoat 75'minutes
  • 27ModesteSubstituted forOsakoat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Jojic
  • 13Osako
  • 15Hosiner
  • 16Olkowski
  • 18Kessler
  • 26Finne
  • 29Svento
Referee:
Florian Meyer
Attendance:
75,000

Match Stats

Home TeamBayern MunichAway TeamKöln
Possession
Home74%
Away26%
Shots
Home26
Away4
Shots on Target
Home14
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, FC Bayern München 4, 1. FC Köln 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 4, 1. FC Köln 0.

Foul by Arturo Vidal (FC Bayern München).

Marcel Risse (1. FC Köln) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern München).

Jonas Hector (1. FC Köln) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Philipp Lahm.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Thiago Alcántara replaces Thomas Müller.

Goal!

Goal! FC Bayern München 4, 1. FC Köln 0. Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty FC Bayern München. Robert Lewandowski draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Dominic Maroh (1. FC Köln) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, 1. FC Köln. Dusan Svento replaces Yannick Gerhardt because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Philipp Hosiner (1. FC Köln) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Douglas Costa (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Thomas Müller.

Attempt saved. David Alaba (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Douglas Costa.

Substitution

Substitution, 1. FC Köln. Philipp Hosiner replaces Simon Zoller.

Attempt saved. Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Douglas Costa.

Attempt saved. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Thomas Müller.

Attempt blocked. Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kingsley Coman.

Foul by Arturo Vidal (FC Bayern München).

Dominique Heintz (1. FC Köln) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Joshua Kimmich replaces Arjen Robben.

Attempt missed. Simon Zoller (1. FC Köln) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Yannick Gerhardt with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! FC Bayern München 3, 1. FC Köln 0. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Douglas Costa with a cross following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Javi Martínez replaces Jerome Boateng.

Booking

Matthias Lehmann (1. FC Köln) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matthias Lehmann (1. FC Köln).

Hand ball by Jerome Boateng (FC Bayern München).

Attempt blocked. Arturo Vidal (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Arjen Robben with a cross.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Jonas Hector.

Attempt saved. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Douglas Costa.

Substitution

Substitution, 1. FC Köln. Yuya Osako replaces Anthony Modeste.

Booking

Rafinha (FC Bayern München) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Rafinha (FC Bayern München).

Anthony Modeste (1. FC Köln) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Arjen Robben.

Attempt missed. Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Douglas Costa.

Attempt saved. Matthias Lehmann (1. FC Köln) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Vogt.

Attempt missed. David Alaba (FC Bayern München) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Arjen Robben with a cross following a corner.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 24th October 2015

  • Bayern MunichBayern Munich4Köln1. FC Köln0
  • MainzMainz 051Werder BremenWerder Bremen3
  • B LeverkusenBayer 04 Leverkusen4StuttgartVfB Stuttgart3
  • HannoverHannover 961FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt2
  • DarmstadtDarmstadt 980WolfsburgVfL Wolfsburg1
  • IngolstadtFC Ingolstadt0Hertha BerlinHertha Berlin1

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