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Lewandowski hattrick in Kovac's first Bayern triumph

By Rune Gjerulff

Robert Lewandowski was on fire as Bayern München cruised to the DFL-Supercup title with a 5-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt.

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Niko Kovac secured his first title as Bayern München coach with a crushing 5-0 win over his former club Eintracht Frankfurt in the DFL-Supercup at the Commerzbank-Arena.

Bayern were dominant from the start of the game, but initially struggled to create chances - until Joshua Kimmich swung in a cross after 21 minutes. The right-back found Robert Lewandowski at the back post, and the striker timed his header perfectly to send the ball past Frederik Rønnow between Frankfurt's goalposts.

Five minutes later, Lewandowski netted again. Frederik Rønnow left his line to try to deal with Arjen Robben's corner, but the ball went past the Dane so Lewandowski could head it into the net in an unmarked position.

Nine minutes after the break, Lewandowski got his hattrick. The Polish international received the ball from Müller, took it past David Abraham with a neat first-touch and smashed the ball post Rønnow for the third time.

Shortly after Lewandowski's third goal, Kingsley Coman replaced Arjen Robben, and he made a quick impact as he made it 4-0 after receiving a low cross from David Alaba in the 63th minute.

Five minutes before the final whistle, Coman was also behind an assist. The French winger made use of his quick feet on the right side and found an unmarked Thiago Alcantara who made it 5-0.

Frankfurt never managed to threaten Bayern in what was a demonstration of force from the German champions - a very convincing start to Niko Kovac's spell at the Bavarian club.

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