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Leverkusen - FC Bayern

Germany: Bundesliga
Leverkusen L. Alario (10), F. Wirtz (89)
BayArenaFull time2-4
FC Bayern K. Coman (27), L. Goretzka (42), S. Gnabry (45), R. Lewandowski (66)

Bayern continue march towards title

By Rune Gjerulff

Bayern München continue their march towards the Bundesliga title with a 4-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen.

Kingsley Coman.
Kingsley Coman.Photo: Sven Mandel / CC-BY-SA-4.0

Bayern München took another step towards their eighth successive Bundesliga title with a 4-2 victory over Bayer Leverkusen at BayArena on Saturday.

Kai Havertz was missing out for the hosts due to a muscular problem, and he was replaced by Lucas Alario, who opened the scoring after 10 minutes, when he slided the ball past Manuel Neuer after beating the offside trap.

Kingsley Coman equalled the score midway through the first half, smashing the ball into the back of the net after he was played in behind by Leon Goretzka.

With 42 minutes on the clock, Leon Goretzka gave Bayern the lead after a counter-attack, and Serge Gnabry increased the lead a few minutes later, lifting the ball over Leverkusen keeper Lukas Hradecky after he was played clean through on goal by Joshua Kimmich.

After the break, Robert Lewandowski scored his 30th league goal of the season to make it 4-1, powering a header into the net.

Shortly before the final whistle, Leverkusen youngster Florian Wirtz pulled one back for Leverkusen, becoming the Bundesliga's youngest-ever goalscorer at the age of 17 years and 34 days.

With the win, league leaders Bayern are 10 points clear of Borussia Dortmund, who face Hertha BSC later on Saturday.

Elsewhere, RB Leipzig were held to a 1-1 draw by Paderborn, who scored a late equaliser, Eintracht Frankfurt lost 0-2 against Mainz while Fortuna Düsseldorf drew 2-2 with Hoffenheim.

1L. Hradecky
6A. Dragović
5S. Bender
12E. Tapsoba
11N. Amiri ↪46
15J. Baumgartlinger (C) ↪62
20C. Aránguiz
9L. Bailey ↪46
38K. Bellarabi ↪46
13L. Alario ↪76
19M. Diaby
28R. Özcan
7Paulinho ↩62
31K. Volland ↩76
4J. Tah
18Wendell ↩46
23M. Weiser
10K. Demirbay ↩46
25E. Palacios
27F. Wirtz ↩46
FC Bayern
1M. Neuer (C)
5B. Pavard
17J. Boateng
27D. Alaba
19A. Davies ↪85
32J. Kimmich
18L. Goretzka ↪74
29K. Coman ↪67
25T. Müller
22S. Gnabry ↪74
9R. Lewandowski
26S. Ulreich
2Á. Odriozola
8J. Martínez ↩74
21L. Hernández ↩85
6T. Alcântara ↩74
14I. Perišić ↩67
28S. Singh
35J. Zirkzee

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