Bayern Munich is closing in on its eighth straight Bundesliga title after making quick work of Fortuna Dusseldorf on Saturday, winning 5-0 behind two goals from Robert Lewandowski. Bayern was clinical, smart and patient in attack and is now 10 points clear of Borussia Dortmund with a victory. Bayern had 14 shots in the match and Fortuna had only one shot on goal in 90 minutes.
Here are the goal scorers and three takeaways from the match:
Bayern Munich 5, Fortuna Dusseldorf 0 (FT)
⚽ Bayern Munich - Mathias Jorgensen (15')
⚽ Bayern Munich - Benjamin Pavard (29')
⚽ Bayern Munich - Robert Lewandowski (43')
⚽ Bayern Munich - Robert Lewandowski (50')
⚽ Bayern Munich - Alphonso Davies (52')
1. Title race might be practically over
With that 10-point lead, even if Dortmund wins on Sunday to make it seven, it's nearly impossible to see how the Bavarians could give that up. Bayern does have a tricky schedule the rest of the way by facing three of the top six clubs, but this is the king of Germany we are talking about. They are the favorites the rest of the way in every match, and three more wins is all they will need to win the crown, no matter what Dortmund does.
2. Fortuna needs Steffen back
It was a humbling performance for Fortuna Dusseldorf goalkeeper Florian Kastenmeier. He had played well in the previous matches in place of the injured American Zack Steffen (MCL sprain), but this is a game that can rattle your confidence, and you have to have that if you are to survive. A source told CBS Sports on Friday that Steffen is still 10-14 days away from returning to full training, so Kastenmeier is likely to start the next couple of games. They are just a point back of safety, currently sitting in 16th place which is the relegation playoff spot. If the goalkeeper can rebound against Hoffenheim and Dortmund, he'll probably keep the job. But if he struggles, Steffen likely gets the start on June 17 against RB Leipzig.
3. Crazy scoring touch led by Lewandowski
Bayern scored five in this one and has scored five goals in two out of the past three games. The team has also reached that mark five times this season. Lewandowski's two goals has him at 28 league goals for the season, which mean's he is now the top goalscorer in Europe's top five leagues, passing Lazio's Ciro Immobile. On the season, he has 43 total goals and has scored against every single Bundesliga side. Bayern continues to make it look easy week in and week out en route to what seems like an inevitable eighth straight league crown.