Coutinho hat trick as Bayern bounces back to rout Bremen 6-1

Philippe Coutinho of FC Bayern Muenchen celebrates after scoring his team's sixth goal with team mates during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and SV Werder Bremen at Allianz Arena.

Bayern Munich's Philippe Coutinho scored a hat-trick and Robert Lewandowski added two more goals as the champions demolished Werder Bremen 6-1 on Saturday to impressively bounce back from two straight league defeats.

The Bavarians, missing several players through injury, climbed to fourth place on 27 points, just four behind leaders Borussia Moenchengladbach who are in action against VfL Wolfsburg on Sunday. 

Bayern fell behind in the 24th minute from a Milot Rashica goal after once more wasting several golden chances, including missed chances from top scorer Lewandowski, as had been the case in recent weeks.

But their wastefulness was not to be punished this time with goals from Coutinho in the 45th minute, and Lewandowski in first-half stoppage time, turning the game for the hosts.

Brazilian Coutinho then chipped a superb David Alaba pass over the Bremen keeper for their third in the 63rd minute as Bayern completely dominated after the break.

Poland forward Lewandowski added their fifth after 72 minutes and Thomas Mueller also got on the scoresheet before Coutinho completed his impressive performance with a hat-trick.

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