Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, on Saturday, hammered 10-man FC Koln 4-0 at the Allianz Arena.
Bayern took an early lead as Roberto Lewandowski scored in the third minute. Joshua Kimmich’s through ball found the Poland International, who’s deflected shot beats the goalkeeper.
The Bavarians had several chances to increase their lead in the first-half with Lewandowski and Perisic failing to hit the target.
Further, Coutinho’s saw his free-kick hit the woodwork.
Holding a slender lead, Bayern had a nervy end to the half with the visitors grew into the game.
However, Lewandowski made it 2-0 to give Bayern a sigh of relief, three minutes after the restart. The Bundesliga top-scorer rose the highest to tower home from a Joshua Kimmich’s corner. This also takes Lewandowski’s goal tally with Bayern to 200 (249 apps).
The newly-promoted side were reduced to 10-man after Kingsley Ehizuebe was sent off for bundling down Coutinho inside the box. As a result, Die Roten were awarded a spot-kick.
Coutinho, who won the penalty, stepped up to beat Timo Horn from 6 yards.
With almost a quarter left on the clock, Perisic made it 4-0 to put the game in bed. Coutinho turned provider as Perisic controls his long ball before firing one into the bottom-right corner.
With this win, Bayern are on top with 11 points, leading Leipzig, on 10, with a game in hand.
Dortmund, on nine points, will face Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday.