Lewandowski scored two goals in quick succession, with three goals in a devastating five-minute spell before the flood gates opened before Gnabri scored on both sides of half-time.
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Bayern’s head coach Julian Nagelsman Promised to supply beer for home rides – “We always have a crate on the bus” – then praised Gnabry – “an outstanding player” – who played a role in all five goals, including two assists for Lewandowski.
The Polish striker has scored 18 goals in 16 league games this season as Bayern won their 10th consecutive Bundesliga win in Stuttgart in 2009.
“Bayern can break teams. Not only in Germany, but also internationally,” said Sven Mislint, Stuttgart’s sports director.
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“We were taught a lesson after they went 3-0 up – they have incredible quality.”
The Bavarian Giants are on course to win their 10th consecutive Bundesliga title, but second-placed Borussia Dortmund could trim the lead when they host Gutter Furth at the bottom on Wednesday.
Injuries and illness meant Bayern again fielded 18-year-old Jamal Musiલાla out of place in the defensive midfield with Mark Rokani. They then lost winger Kingsley Common in a leg knock in the opening half hour.
In place of Komen, Leroy Sen set up Gnabri’s initial goal by charging through a gaping hole, which widened when Stuttgart center-back Waldemar Anton lost his leg.
Sen squared off against Stuttgart-born Gnabry who turned his shot around home goalkeeper Florian Mલરller to make it 1-0 at the break.
Stuttgart increased the tempo early in the second half as both striker Philip Forster and Omar Marmous had a chance, but then there was virtually one-way traffic from Bayern.
The visitors doubled their lead when Marmosch took possession and the ball moved to Gnabri who again turned his shot around the diving Mueller.
Stuttgart’s defense was self-defeating as Bayern scored three goals in five disastrous minutes.
It all started when Gnabri pulled out Lewandowski near a long distance who chipped Mલરller.
Moments later, Gnabri dribbled into the box and set Lewandowski who tapped home with a timely slide.
Bayern were now in full swing.
Gnabri claimed the second Bundesliga hat-trick of his career after Stuttgart’s lucky goalkeeper blocked Thomas Mલરller’s shot.
Later, South Korean forward Lee Jae-sung scored the opening goal as Mainz reached sixth and Hertha beat Berlin 4-0 at home to reach European places, just two of the following three points.
Wolfsburg twice threw away the lead in the sixth consecutive defeat in all competitions as French veteran striker Anthony Modeste sealed Cologne’s 3-2 victory with a late lead.