Robert Lewandowski's double against Frankfurt helps Bayern Munich go 10 points clear

Bayern's Thomas Mueller right tries to score in front of Frankfurt goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich Germany Saturday March 1

Nearest challengers RB Leipzig lost 1-0 at home to struggling Wolfsburg, while third placed Borussia Dortmund were beaten 2-1 at Hertha Berlin.

With the points in the bag and time running out, Bayern's tempo visibly dropped, and while Marco Fabian tried his luck with an ambitious effort from the halfway line, it was easy pickings for Neuer, while the final chance fell to Costa, who's fizzed effort was well saved by Hradecky.

Carlo Ancelotti's men continued with their clinical chance conversion after the restart as Lewandowski sealed his brace to score his 21st goal of the season putting the result beyond doubt in the 55th minute.

It was therefore against the run of play when Lewandowski slotted home his 20th Bundesliga goal of the season in the 38th minute, Thomas Muller sliding a low ball across the face of goal after the Poland striker's flick-on caused confusion in the visitors' defence.

Leipzig had made such a promising start to their first ever top flight campaign and were the true Cinderella story from the first half of the Bundesliga season, but they've seemed to hit a bit of a rut over the past couple of weeks.

Frankfurt's troubles were compounded when captain Makoto Hasebe, the league's most capped Japanese player with 236 appearances, was taken to hospital for stitches to a cut on his shin.

Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich stretched its unbeaten run to 18 games across all competitions.

Jerome Boateng returned as a second-half substitute after 108 days out injured and told Sky Sports Germany: "It was an unbelievable feeling".

Promoted Leipzig, who in their first top-flight campaign had previously been the surprise leaders, went down 1-0 to lowly Wolfsburg at the Red Bull Arena.

"We were better after the break and got our control back".

- Lewandowski has scored 10 goals in his last seven competitive matches.

Hertha Berlin remained unfazed and had an ace in the hole as Marvin Plattenhardt unleashed a free kick into the top right corner to make the game safe in the 71st minute.

Last-placed Darmstadt showed a vital sign by courtesy on the first-half goals from Aytac Sulu and Sidney Sam that wrapped up a 2-1 win over Mainz, and Ingolstadt and Cologne played out a 2-2 stalemate.

Hoffenheim stayed fourth in the last qualification place for the Champions League, two points ahead of Hertha.



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