The day belonged to Ancelotti however, who released a letter on his website before the game saying he 'could never imagine' reaching 1,000 games after taking charge of his first, coaching Italian side Reggiana against Palermo on August 27, 1995.
Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti honoured at his 1,000th game as a managerAncelotti's first game was in charge of Reggiana v Palermo on August 27, 1995His current team easily beat Hamburg with three goals in the first halfRobert Lewandowski scored hat-trick with Arturo Vidal and David Alaba nettingKingsley Coman scored twice in nine minutes as a second half substitute
16:21 GMT, 25 February 2017
17:20 GMT, 25 February 2017
Carlo Ancelotti's 1,000th game as a manager could not have gone better as his Bayern Munich team maintained their five-point lead with a simple win over struggling Hamburg.The Italian coach, who has also managed Chelsea, AC Milan and Real Madrid in a stellar career, was honoured in a presentation before the game at the Allianz Arena.His players then ensured it was a day where nothing could spoil the celebration, with two goals for Robert Lewandowski and an Arturo Vidal striker putting them 3-0 up before half-time, with Lewandowski completing his hat-trick and David Alaba also scoring after the break. Carlo Ancelotti was honoured with a presentation on his 1,000th game as a manager The Italian coach has also managed Chelsea, AC Milan and Real Madrid in a stellar career Ancelotti's big day could not have gone better as Bayern Munich obliterated Hamburg 6-0 MATCH FACTS Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Lahm (Rafinha 67), Martinez, Hummels, Alaba; Alcantara (Coman 60), Vidal; Robben, Muller, Costa; Lewandowski (Sanches 57)Unused subs: Ulreich, Kimmich, Bernat, RiberyGoals: Vidal 17, Lewandowski 24 pen, 42, 54, Alaba 56, Coman 65, 69, Robben 87Hamburg (4-2-3-1): Adler; Santos, Mavraj, Djourou, Sakai; Jung, Walace; Kostic (Waldschmidt 72), Holtby, Muller (Hunt 62); Gregoritsch (Ekdal 60)Unused subs: Diekmeier, Ostrzolek, Mickel, WoodBooking: Santos 37 Kingsley Coman came on as a second half substitute and scored twice to ensure Ancelotti's big day was topped off with a supreme victory. Arjen Robben joined the party with an eighth goal late on.The result equalls Hamburg's heaviest ever league defeat, which was begun when Vidal scored from the edge of the area on 17 minutes.Lewandowski then took over. The Pole, who has netted 19 times in the Bundesliga, struck twice in the first half and slotted in his third goal in the 54th minute.Hamburg had pledged to put up a fight, pointing to their three-game unbeaten run before Saturday, but looked frozen as they conceded another goal by David Alaba in the 56th.Coman scored twice in five minutes and Arjen Robben scored on the break with Hamburg capitulating.The day belonged to Ancelotti however, who released a letter on his website before the game saying he 'could never imagine' reaching 1,000 games after taking charge of his first, coaching Italian side Reggiana against Palermo on August 27, 1995.He wrote: 'I'm very proud and happy of being able to achieve this prestigious merit. If I go back in time, thinking of my first football match, I could never imagine reaching one thousand games.'Reaching one's aim is reaching the end of an adventure. Be calm, it's not my case, I love what I do, and I'm eager to live another thousand emotions.' Arturo Vidal opened the floodgates in the 17th minute with a well taken shot from 18 yards Robert Lewandowski rolled the second past Hamburg goalkeeper Rene Adler from the spot It was 3-0 at half time as Lewandowski put the result beyond doubt from close range The Polish striker earned his hat-trick seven minutes after half-time with a controlled finish Lewandowski celebrates as Bayern kept their five point advantage at the top of Bundesliga David Alaba made it 5-0 in the 54th minute and celebrated his strike with Lewandowski Kingsley Coman (left) is congratulated after scoring one of his two second half goals In the 87th minutes Arjen Robben cut in on his left foot and scored to make it 8-0 to Bayern
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