Robert Lewandowski scored twice for Bayern Munich to beat AEK Athens 2-0 on Wednesday and move even closer to the Champions League knockout stage.

The Polish striker opened the scoring with a penalty in the first half and sealed the win in the second after a Bayern corner.

The home side had struggled to create any chances of note until Serbian defender Uros Cosic was penalized for pulling Lewandowski back before the half-hour mark, and Lewandowski scored from the spot.

Bayern dominated possession and Lewandowski grabbed his fourth Champions League goal of the season after a corner from Joshua Kimmich with just under 20 minutes remaining.

Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski celebrates his side's second goal during the Champions League group E soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and AEK Athen in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski celebrates his side’s second goal during the Champions League group E soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and AEK Athen in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

With 10 points from four games, Bayern is top of Group E.

Ajax, which drew at Benfica 1-1 in the other group game on Wednesday, is second on eight points with two games remaining, followed by Benfica on four. AEK is last after four defeats.

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Source: The Associated Press

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