Robert Lewandowski took his Bundesliga tally to 10 goals in five games this season with a hat-trick as Bayern Munich thumped Eintracht Frankfurt 5-0 on Saturday.
Lewandowski has scored nine goals in his last three league games and wrapped up his treble within an hour at the Allianz Arena.
Lewandowski underlined his status as one of the world’s best strikers last season by scoring a career-best 55 goals in 47 games, including 34 in the Bundesliga.
The Polish international opened the scoring on 10 minutes when he fired home after a Thomas Mueller pass.
Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp couldn’t do anything to stop Lewandowski’s header from a Joshua Kimmich corner in the 25th minute as the host went into the break with a 2-0 lead.
After the break, Lewandowski made it three with a clinical finish from a Costa cross in the 60th minute.
After sitting out the last two games, Sane ghosted past a defender and drove a shot into the bottom corner with 18 minutes to play, before England Under-17 midfielder Jamal Musiala also came off the bench to net the fifth as the visitors suffered their first league defeat of the season.
However, Bayern’s victory could come at a price as Canadian left-back Alphonso Davies was in clear distress after going off early with an ankle injury.
Defending champions Bayern have scored 22 goals this term — 10 more than league leaders RB Leipzig who stayed top with a 2-1 win over 10-man Hertha Berlin.
Bayern sits one point behind in second place.