Bayern Munich news: German giants beat Leipzig 3-2 to maintain their lead in Bundesliga

Bundesliga Champions presently has a nine-point lead over second-placed Borussia Dortmund.

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By Blesson Daniel | Feb 6, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Bayern Munich went nine points clear of RB Leipzig at the top of the Bundesliga table after a tense 3-2 victory at the Allianz Arena. During a thrilling encounter, a tenacious Leipzig equalized twice, but the match was finally decided by Josko Gvardiol’s tragic own goal shortly before the hour.

During a thrilling first half, both teams had several chances to score. With a tap-in in the 12th minute, Thomas Muller put Bayern ahead, but Leipzig were always threatening on the break, and Dani Olmo might have struck a hat-trick before Andre Silva evened up in the 27th minute.

The home team handled the defeat with poise and authority. Muller’s goal was ruled out by VAR for a foul by Lewandowski in the build-up — and then Lewandowski put Bayern ahead with another superb finish just before half-time.

The magnificent Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku equalized for the second time, this time nutmegging Manuel Neuer, although it was only for five minutes. When Serge Gnabry’s cross was diverted into his own net by Gvardiol, Bayern were up 3-2, and Leipzig were unable to rouse themselves for the third time.

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Is there anyone who can stop Munich from claiming their tenth title in a row?

It doesn’t appear to be the case. Dortmund is still in the championship chase, and a win over Leverkusen tomorrow will close the margin to six points. Bayern, on the other hand, will be difficult to stop. They found a way to win even though they were put to the test by a good, tenacious Leipzig side.

Man of The Match

Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman – On the left-wing, where his deft dribbling made life difficult for Nordi Mukiele and the replacement Benjamin Henrichs, he was a persistent menace. With a superb cross, Coman set up Robert Lewandowski for the second goal, and with a ball to Serge Gnabry, he played a key role in the third.