Double for Lewandowski


November 02, 2016
AP Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski (centre) ina action against PSV's Hector Moreno (right) during the Group D Champions League at the Philips stadium in Eindhoven, Netherlands, yesterday.

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP):

Robert Lewandowski scored both his team's goals yesterday as Bayern Munich beat PSV Eindhoven 2-1 to secure a place in the knockout stage of the Champions League.

The final score was flattering for PSV as Poland striker Lewandowski could, with a bit more luck, have had five goals instead of his brace.

Lewandowski had already struck a post and the crossbar with headers before he stroked home a 34th-minute penalty to level the score and reward the visitors for their dominance.

The equaliser came 20 minutes after defender Santiago Arias rounded off a lightning counterattack to score his first Champions League goal and give PSV a shock lead.

But Lewandowski made sure of Bayern's victory with his fourth strike in as many Champions League matches this season when he turned in a cross by David Alaba in the 74th minute.

With Group D leaders Atletico Madrid beating Rostov 2-1, both Bayern and Atletico are now assured of progressing while PSV and Rostov will fight it out for third place.

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