Bayern Munich clinch record 1,000th Bundesliga win as Arjen Robben scores on comeback


Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben sparkled 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 in the 35th minute, finally breaking the resistance of the visitors.

“I am very happy because this is also a reward for all the hard work,” Robben told reporters. “It is a joy to watch (Douglas) Costa play, and Kingsley Coman is doing a great job at 19 years old. We need that quality on the pitch.

“When you can play from the start and then score the first goal then you can be happy,” added Robben.

Chile international Arturo Vidal drilled in from 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 Costa whipped in a free kick, taking his league tally to 13 goals in 10 games.

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