Serge Gnabry scores hat-trick for Bundesliga champions

Serge Gnabry celebrates one of his three goals against Stuttgart (Pic: firo Sportphoto/Marcel Engelbrecht/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images)

Match report as Bayern Munich thrash Stuttgart 5-0 to move nine points clear at the top of the Bundesliga; Serge Gnabry scores a hat trick for the Bavarians; Robert Lewandowski also nets twice

Serge Gnabry scored a hat trick as Bayern Munich stretched their lead in the Bundesliga to nine points with a 5-0 hammering of Stuttgart.

Before the game, Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann told Sky in Germany it was certainly not time to congratulate his team on the title already, but the victory showed just how dominant they can be.

Stuttgart survived an early string of chances for Bayern to score, and even created a couple of their own, before Gnabry curled the ball into the top-right corner in the 40th minute to open the scoring.

Thomas Muller set up Gnabry for a second goal just after half-time, before a run of three goals in five minutes finished off Stuttgart.

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