Harry Kane scores his first hat trick in Germany as Bayern demolishes Bochum 7-0
Harry Kane of Munich celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the German Bundesliga match between Bayern Munich and VfL Bochum at the Allianz Arena inn Munich, Germany, Saturday, September 23, 2023.. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)

MUNICH (AP) — Harry Kane scored his first Bundesliga hat trick to move to seven goals from five games in the German league as Bayern Munich surged to a 7-0 win over Bochum on Saturday.

Kane netted his third off a pass from Noussair Mazraoui in the 88th minute — but had to wait for a video review to check for a possible offside — to finish off Bayern's biggest win since another 7-0 victory against the same opponent in August 2022.

Bayern's rivals Borussia Dortmund and Leipzig both won their games 1-0 after struggling to break down stubborn opposition defenses.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting got Bayern started when he scored in the fourth minute and it was all Bayern from then on. Kane got his first goal in the 13th when the ball took a deflection off defender Ivan Ordets and landed at his feet.

After goals from Matthijs de Ligt and Leroy Sane extended Bayern's lead to 4-0, Kane scored again from the penalty spot in the 54th after Ordets handled the ball. Kane set up 18-year-old substitute Mathys Tel for Bayern's sixth goal in the 81st and finished off his hat trick seven minutes later off Mazraoui's pass.

The win sent Bayern back to the top of the Bundesliga table a point ahead of three teams, including Stuttgart, which beat Darmstadt 3-1 on Friday. Bayer Leverkusen can move level with Bayern on 13 points with a win over promoted Heidenheim on Sunday.

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