Match ends, VfB Stuttgart 0, FC Bayern München 5.
Robert Lewandowski equalled Gerd Muller's Bundesliga record for goals scored in a single calendar year as Bayern Munich thrashed Stuttgart.
Lewandowski's second goal on Tuesday was his 42nd in 2021, matching Muller's haul from 1972.
Serge Gnabry scored either side of half-time to put the visitors 2-0 up, before Lewandowski struck twice in three minutes.
Germany international Gnabry completed his hat-trick two minutes later.
One more goal in Bayern's final game of the year - at home to Wolfsburg on Friday - will give Lewandowski the record outright.
In May, the Poland striker scored in the last minute of the 2020-21 season to break Muller's record for Bundesliga goals in a campaign.
Gnabry, who was involved in all five goals in Stuttgart, has found the net nine times in Germany's top flight this season - more than any other midfielder in the division.
The win moves Julian Nagelsmann's side nine points clear of second-placed Borussia Dortmund, who can cut the gap at the top of the table to six points with victory at home to bottom club Greuther Furth on Wednesday.
- 16KarazorBooked at 64mins
- 7CoulibalySubstituted forKatompa Mvumpaat 63'minutes
- 23MangalaSubstituted forFaghirat 75'minutes
- 20FörsterSubstituted forFührichat 63'minutes
- 17Mohamed MarmoushSubstituted forTibidiat 84'minutes
- 14Katompa Mvumpa
- 19DaviesBooked at 55minsSubstituted forRichardsat 78'minutes
- 22RocaSubstituted forNianzouat 75'minutes
- 7GnabrySubstituted forTillmanat 75'minutes
- 25MüllerSubstituted forCuisanceat 78'minutes
- 11ComanSubstituted forSanéat 27'minutes
- Robert Schröder
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, VfB Stuttgart 0, FC Bayern München 5.
Attempt missed. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Leroy Sané.
Corner, VfB Stuttgart. Conceded by Malik Tillman.
Substitution, VfB Stuttgart. Alexis Tibidi replaces Omar Marmoush.
Foul by Omar Richards (FC Bayern München).
Wataru Endo (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Malik Tillman.
Offside, VfB Stuttgart. Chris Führich tries a through ball, but Wahidullah Faghir is caught offside.
Offside, VfB Stuttgart. Atakan Karazor tries a through ball, but Wahidullah Faghir is caught offside.
Foul by Lucas Hernández (FC Bayern München).
Wahidullah Faghir (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Jamal Musiala (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Omar Richards.
Attempt saved. Malik Tillman (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Leroy Sané (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michaël Cuisance with a through ball.
Substitution, FC Bayern München. Omar Richards replaces Alphonso Davies.
Substitution, FC Bayern München. Michaël Cuisance replaces Thomas Müller.
Attempt missed. Wahidullah Faghir (VfB Stuttgart) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Hiroki Ito with a cross.
Foul by Malik Tillman (FC Bayern München).
Hiroki Ito (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
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