1. Arjen Robben scores on comeback in Bayern Munich’s 1,000th league win

Arjen Robben scores on comeback in Bayern Munich’s 1,000th league win

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben sparkled on his comeback from injury after almost two months, scoring the champions' first goal in a 4-0 demolition of Cologne on Saturday for their 1,000th victory in the Bundesliga that put them 10 points clear at the top.

By: | Published: October 24, 2015 10:38 PM

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben sparkled on his comeback from injury after almost two months, scoring the champions’ first goal in a 4-0 demolition of Cologne on Saturday for their 1,000th victory in the Bundesliga that put them 10 points clear at the top.

Dutchman Robben, out since Sept. 3 when he was injured in the Netherlands’ 1-0 loss to Iceland in a Euro 2016 qualifier, slotted in from close range after a back heel from Robert Lewandowski.

Chile international Arturo Vidal drilled in from Kingsley Coman’s darting run and cutback as the Bavarians extended their record-breaking start to the season to 10 wins in 10 games.

Bundesliga top scorer Lewandowski then got on to the score sheet himself with a glancing header in the 62nd minute, after Douglas Costa whipped in a free kick, taking his league tally to 13 goals in 10 games.

Thomas Mueller added their fourth goal with a well-taken penalty as Bayern moved to 30 points, with second-placed Borussia Dortmund, who are on 20, in action on Sunday.

Comeback kings Bayer Leverkusen, who scored twice in the final minutes to rescue a 4-4 draw against AS Roma in the Champions League this week, needed only two minutes to overturn a 1-3 deficit and then scored a winner in the 89th with Admir Mehmedi to beat VfB Stuttgart 4-3.

The win lifted Leverkusen to fifth on 17 points.

Anthony Ujah struck twice as Werder Bremen crushed hosts Mainz 05 3-1 for their first three points in six matches to move up to 14th on 10.

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