0Shares0000Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski reacts during their match against Borussia Dortmund in Munich, southern Germany, on April 8, 2017 © AFP / Christof STACHEBerlin, Germany, Apr 8 – Robert Lewandowski overtook Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the race to be the Bundesliga’s top-scorer this season after netting twice in Bayern Munich’s 4-1 thrashing of Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.Runaway league leaders Bayern dominated the clash of Germany’s giants and the win leaves them 10 points clear with six games left as Munich edge closer to a fifth straight league title. Lewandowski netted either side of half-time at the Allianz Arena to leave him with 26 league goals this season — one more than main rival Aubameyang who failed to find the net on Saturday.Veteran wingers Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery also netted in Bayern’s morale-boosting win before Wednesday’s crunch Champions League quarter-final, first-leg, tie against Real Madrid.Lewandowski gave the all-clear after coming off clutching his right shoulder in the second half.Leipzig’s Yussuf Poulsen scores against Leverkusen in Leipzig, on April 8, 2017 © AFP / ROBERT MICHAEL“We didn’t want to take a risk, the shoulder is bruised and I hope I’ll be 100 percent again for Wednesday,” the striker told Sky.Bayern defender Jerome Boateng said it was the perfect response after Tuesday’s 1-0 Bundesliga defeat at Hoffenheim.“We wanted to give an answer after Tuesday, we wanted to control the game,” said Boateng.“Real will be totally different in the Champions League.”Bayern took the lead after just four minutes when Thiago Alcantara’s deft pass found Philipp Lahm on the right for Bayern’s captain to fire in a cross and Ribery drilled his shot home.The Bavarians doubled their lead on 10 minutes when Lewandowski launched a free-kick from outside the area, but Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele ducked to allow the ball to fly over the wall and hit the net. In a frantic opening half, Dortmund pulled a goal back when Raphael Guerreiro unleashed a thunderbolt of a shot on 20 minutes as it stayed 2-1 at the break.Robben extended their lead with a great shot off his left foot just after the break.Lewandowski then added his second, and Bayern’s fourth goal, when he was brought down by Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki and converted the resulting penalty on 68 minutes.The defeat leaves Dortmund, who host Monaco in the last eight of the Champions League on Tuesday, fourth in the table and 18 points behind Bayern.Earlier, Yussuf Poulsen’s goal deep in added time gave 10-man RB Leipzig a 1-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen.– Leizpig’s late winner –Dortmund’s Raphael (2nd R) scores the 2-1 goal past Bayern Munich’s goalkeeper Sven Ulreich during their match in Munich, southern Germany, on April 8, 2017 © AFP / Guenter SCHIFFMANNSecond-placed Leipzig had captain Willi Orban sent off for a second yellow card on 88 minutes for a foul on Leverkusen’s Germany forward Kevin Volland.Despite the numerical disadvantage, Leipzig claimed the winner through their Scandinavian combination as Swedish playmaker Emil Forsberg put in the cross — his 16th assist of the season — for Denmark’s Poulsen.“We would have been happy with a point, but it was very impressive how the team showed the will to win in added time,” said RB coach Ralph Hasenhuettl.“Now we’re in a great position for our next game,” he added with RB at home to fifth-placed Freiburg next Saturday.Leipzig’s victory was a big step towards direct Champions League qualification next season and they are now seven points ahead of third-placed Hoffenheim, who crashed to a 2-1 defeat at Hamburg.Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski scores from a free kick during their match against Borussia Dortmund in Munich, southern Germany, on April 8, 2017 © AFP / Guenter SCHIFFMANNAaron Hunt stole the show for Hamburg — who are unbeaten in their last nine home league games — with both goals as Hoffenheim suffered only their third defeat this season.Wolfsburg, the 2009 champions, are just one point above the bottom three after a 4-1 hammering away to mid-table Schalke, for whom Guido Burgstaller netted twice.Germany striker Mario Gomez scored his seventh goal in six games with a late consolation penalty for Wolfsburg.Mainz are only outside the relegation places on goal difference after their 1-0 defeat at Freiburg, whose striker Nils Petersen scored the second-half winner off the bench.The victory lifted Freiburg into the Europa League places in fifth above Cologne, who lost 3-2 at home to local rivals and fellow European hopefuls Borussia Moenchengladbach.Captain Lars Stindl scored the winner nine minutes from time for Gladbach after Cologne had twice come from behind to equalise.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
In that case, the trade, the jobs and the tax revenues will go elsewhere. Reducing traffic is thus not only critical to restoring Californians’ quality of life, but also assuring our prosperity. IT’S no secret that California’s overwhelmed transportation system is bad for its residents. But that’s never elicited much sympathy in the corridors of government – at any level. Now, though, experts warn that the jammed roads and freeways are bad for commerce, too. And that just might get the politicians’ attention. The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach handle about 43 percent of the nation’s imports. They also make up the world’s fifth-largest port complex, handling some $300 billion worth of goods every year. But all that cargo needs to find its way across the state, with more than 16,000 trucks traveling through the Los Angeles port every day. As Asian imports continue to increase, so will the demand for L.A.’s ports – unless we can’t handle the ground traffic. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!