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Philippe Coutinho stars as Bayern Munich bounce back to rout Werder Bremen 6-1

By: AP |

Published: December 15, 2019 10:32:50 am





Bayern’s scorer Philippe Coutinho and his teammate David Alaba celebrate their side’s sixth goal (Source: AP)

Philippe Coutinho has finally lived up to Bayern Munich’s high hopes for the Brazil playmaker.

Coutinho scored a hat trick and set up two more goals to help Bayern end its two-game losing run in the Bundesliga with a 6-1 rout of Werder Bremen on Saturday.

“That was his game,“ said fellow goal-scorer Robert Lewandowski, who grabbed two.

Substitute Thomas Muller scored the other goal as Bayern bounced back from successive 2-1 defeats to Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen.

Bremen’s visit came just at the right time for the seven-time defending champion. Bremen had lost its previous 20 competitive games against Bayern, 17 in the league and three in the German Cup.

Coutinho gave a demonstration of what Bayern had been expecting when it signed him on loan with a purchase option for 120 million euros ($133 million) from Barcelona in the offseason.

“It was fun for everyone who was in the stadium,“ Bayern coach Hansi Flick said of the 27-year-old Coutinho. “The team was delighted for him, that he produced such a performance on the pitch. Three goals scored, two made – that was simply class!“

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