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Jupp Heynckes Praises 'Outstanding' Display as Bayern Munich Hit 4 Past Freiburg

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Nellie Chapman | 06 March, 2018, 03:41

SC Freiburg head coach, Christian Streich, who was on the receiving end of a 4-0 battering at the hands of the Reds on Sunday, is one name who has been heavily linked with the position.

Freiburg started brightly, and could have taken the lead on 12 minutes when Lucas Hoeler broke free of the defence and forced a smart save from Sven Ulreich.

Mueller was at the heart of Bayern's first goal on 25 minutes when the Bayern forward's effort ricocheted off Freiburg defender Caglar Soyuncu and goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow to go in. His low shot, though, was diverted agonisingly past the post by Sven Ulreich's outstretched boot.

Their second came just three minutes later, Tolisso picking out the top corner with a brilliant strike from around 30 metres.

Two goals in three minutes set Bayern on course for a 20th win in 25 games, seemingly just a matter of time before the Bavarian powerhouse wrap up their record-extending sixth consecutive title.

Bayern never really looked like adding a fifth during a low-key finish, but the damage had already been well and truly done as they took another stride towards the Bundesliga title.

The Spanish giants have reportedly made Lewandowski a priority target for the 2018/19 campaign to help lighten Cristiano Ronaldo's goal-scoring burden.

"Lewandowski would be well advised to focus on Bayern", Heynckes said.

"If I was a player or a trainer, I would always choose Bayern Munich", he said at a news conference.

- Bayern have won six away games in a row - the last time they had such a long winning streak away from home was in spring 2015.

Bayern are 19 points clear in the Bundesliga table, but tensions often run high in the star-studded squad for starting places.