Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick as Bayern Munich ran away emphatic 5-0 winners over Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Super Cup in Niko Kovač’s first game in charge.
The Croatian coach guided Frankfurt to the DFB Pokal with a 3-1 upset victory over Bayern Munich last May. The former-Bayern player then switched sides over the summer to haunt his former club this evening.
Bayern took the lead midway through the first half when Joshua Kimmich was given all the time and space down the right wing to put a deep cross into the box, picking out Robert Lewandowski who had peeled off David Abraham to head across goal and into the net.
The Polish striker doubled the Bundesliga champions’ lead five minutes later when he headed home Arjen Robben’s corner with no defender around him and goalkeeper Frederik Rønnow in no man’s land.
Lewandowski completed his hat-trick eight minutes into the second half when his first touch from Thomas Müller’s through ball took him past Abraham to give him a one-on-one which he coolly finished with his left foot.
Kingsley Coman was introduced on the hour and scored within five minutes, making it 4-0. The French youngster then setup Bayern’s fifth for Thiago Alcântara.