Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski scored twice to equal a 51-year-old record as champions Bayern Munich demolished Cologne 4-0 on Saturday to climb to the top spot of the standings.
Poland striker Lewandowski grabbed the first two goals.
And, after Cologne’s Kingsley Ehizibue was sent off, Philippe Coutinho converted a penalty to make it 3-0 and Ivan Perisic completed the rout with a low shot.
Lewandowski, who has been Bundesliga top scorer four times in the last six seasons, has now netted nine times in the opening five league matches.
He thus equalled a record set by Borussia Moenchengladbach’s Peter Mayer in the 1967-68 season.
Bayern are top on 11 points with RB Leipzig, on 10, facing Werder Bremen later on Saturday.
Borussia Dortmund, on nine, travel to Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday.