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