Coutinho opens his scoring account for Bayern Munich

Coutinho opens his scoring account for Bayern Munich
FC Cologne's Kingsley Ehizibue fouls Bayern Munich's Philippe Coutinho leading to a penalty. Coutinho stepped up to score his first goal for Bayern while Ehizibue was shown the red card. - Reuters

Berlin - Lewandowski grabbed the first two goals in the third and 48th minutes to take his league-leading tally to nine in five games.



By AP

Published: Sat 21 Sep 2019, 10:16 PM

Last updated: Sun 22 Sep 2019, 12:20 AM

Philippe Coutinho scored his first Bundesliga goal and Robert Lewandowski kept his scoring run going in Bayern Munich's 4-0 win over 10-man Cologne on Saturday.
Lewandowski grabbed the first two goals in the third and 48th minutes to take his league-leading tally to nine in five games.
The visitors played the last half-hour with 10 men after Kingsley Ehizibue was sent off for bringing down Coutinho just as the Brazilian was about to score in the 59th.
Coutinho dusted himself off to score cheekily from the penalty spot, but had to do it again as too many players had encroached in the area while he was taking it.
He didn't delay at the second asking and scored for the first time since joining on loan from Barcelona. Coutinho then set up Ivan Perisic in the 73rd as Bayern moved top, one point ahead of Leipzig, which was to visit Werder Bremen for the late game.
Hertha Berlin defeated fellow struggler Paderborn 2-1, Leverkusen bounced back with a 2-0 win over Union Berlin.


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