Coutinho stars as Bayern bounces back to rout Bremen 6-1

BERLIN (AP) — Philippe Coutinho has finally lived up to Bayern Munich’s high hopes for the Brazil playmaker.

Coutinho scored a hat trick and set up two more goals to help Bayern end its two-game losing run in the Bundesliga with a 6-1 rout of Werder Bremen on Saturday.

“That was his game,” said fellow goal-scorer Robert Lewandowski, who grabbed two.

Substitute Thomas Müller scored the other goal as Bayern bounced back from successive 2-1 defeats to Borussia Mönchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen.

Bremen’s visit came just at the right time for the seven-time defending champion. Bremen had lost its previous 20 competitive games against Bayern, 17 in the league and three in the German Cup.

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