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Lewandowski scores late winner as Bayern beat Leverkusen to go top of the Bundesliga

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Bayern München go into the winter break in first place after a 2-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen at BayArena.
Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski scored a late winner as Bayern München beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 at BayArena to take over the Bundesliga's top spot from 'Die Werkself'.

The guests opened the scoring 14 minutes into the game when Patrik Schick met the ball with a perfect volley after a cross from Nadiem Amiri.

The Czech international had the ball in the net again just shy of the half hour mark, but the goal was ruled off for offside.

Instead, Bayern found the equaliser with their only chance on goal in the first half as Robert Lewandowski headed home at the back post after neither Lukas Hradecky nor Jonathan Tah could reach Thomas Müller's cross.

After the break, Bayern came close to taking the lead in the 79 minute, but second-half substitute Jamal Musiala's shot hit the post.

It ultimately looked like the match would end up in a draw until Lewandowski fired home the winner in injury time after Jonathan Tah lost possession in defence.

With their win, Bayern are now two points clear of Leverkusen at the top of the Bundesliga table.

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