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Schedules ahead: Bundesliga title race intensifies between FC Bayern & RB Leipzig

By Akhil Fisher

The race for the Bundesliga title has intensified in recent weeks. Bayern Munich & RB Leipzig sit two points apart at the top in first and second place respectively.

Ibrahima Konaté (left) and Robert Lewandowski (right).
Ibrahima Konaté (left) and Robert Lewandowski (right).Photo: GEPA Pictures/Sven Sonntag

RB Leipzig are eight games unbeaten in the top-flight, having last lost by a 3-2 scoreline against Mainz back on January 23. These eight games have seen them score 21 times and concede only three in the process.

Their win over SC Freiburg closed the gap to two points within Bayern after the Bavarians won 4-2 against Dortmund in the 'Der Klassiker'.

Bayern themselves are on an extraordinary run, going nine games unbeaten in the league – with their last defeat coming in a 3-2 loss against Borussia Monchengladbach on 9th January.

Since then, the German champions have registered 25 points out of a possible 27 – Arminia Bielefeld holding out Bayern to a thrilling 3-3 draw couple of match days back.

Both Leipzig and Bayern face tough challenges ahead and their schedules ahead might be a deciding factor on who takes home the Bundesliga title.

The two face each other off in a decisive top-of-the-table clash on April 3, at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig.

Here are their next few schedules in the league –

Bayern Munich - 1st - 55 points

Werder Bremen (Away, 13th March)
VfB Stutgart (Home, 20th March)
RB Leipzig (Away, 3rd April)
Union Berlin (Home, 10th April)
Wolfsburg (Away, 17th April)
Bayer Leverkusen (Home, 21st April)

RB Leipzig - 2nd - 53 points

Eintracht Frankfurt (Home, 14th March)
Arminia Bielefeld (Away, 20th March)
Bayern Munich (Home, 3rd April)
Werder Bremen (Away, 10th April)
Hoffenheim (Home, 17th April)
FC Koln (Away, 21st April)

The only team close to them are Wolfsburg & Eintracht Frankfurt who themselves have witnessed an upturn of fortunes after commendable displays in the league.

RB Leipzig
1Péter Gulácsi
22Nordi Mukiele
4Willi Orban
5Dayotchanculle Upamecano
16Lukas Klostermann
25Daniel Olmo ↩73
14Tyler Adams ↩82
7Marcel Sabitzer (C)
18Christopher Nkunku
10Emil Forsberg ↩46
8Amadou Haidara ↩73
13Philipp Tschauner
33Josep Martínez
9Yussuf Poulsen ↪73 ↩88
11Hwang Hee-Chan ↪82
19Alexander Sørloth ↪73
21Justin Kluivert ↪46
6Ibrahima Konaté ↪88
39Benjamin Henrichs
20Lazar Samardžić
FC Bayern
1Manuel Neuer (C)
5Benjamin Pavard
4Niklas Süle
27David Alaba
21Lucas Hernández
6Joshua Kimmich
18Leon Goretzka ↩72
10Leroy Sané ↩81
25Thomas Müller
29Kingsley Coman ↩72
13E. Choupo-Moting
35Alexander Nübel
7Serge Gnabry ↪72
20Bouna Sarr
23Tanguy Nianzou
8Javi Martínez ↪81
22Marc Roca
28Tiago Filipe Oliveira Dantas
32Christopher Gavin Scott
42Jamal Musiala ↪72

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