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Bayern extend lead to seven points with crucial win over Leipzig

By Rune Gjerulff

Leon Goretzka scored the winner as Bayern München took a big step towards their ninth straight Bundesliga title with a 1-0 victory over second-placed RB Leipzig.

Leon Goretzka (left) scored the winner for Bayern.
Leon Goretzka (left) scored the winner for Bayern.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Ulrich Gamel

Bayern München extended their lead at the top of the Bundesliga table to seven points with a 1-0 win over title rivals RB Leipzig at Red Bull Arena on Saturday.

Bayern were without talismanic striker Robert Lewandowski, but still managed to clinch all three points thanks to a first-half strike from Leon Goretzka.

Both teams pressed high up the pitch in a high-tempo first half with very few chances created at either end as a result thereof.

In fact, it took 38 minutes for the first shot on target, and it came from Leon Goretzka, who smashed home at the near post after being excellently teed up by Thomas Müller.

Leipzig made a strong start to the second half, but failed to turn their dominance into goals as Marcel Sabitzer and Dani Olmo missed big chances.

However, Bayern were quick to regain their composure and managed to test RB Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi on a few occasions while keeping the home side quiet for the rest of the game.

RB Leipzig
1P. Gulácsi
22N. Mukiele
4W. Orban
5D. Upamecano
16L. Klostermann
25Daniel Olmo ↪73
14T. Adams ↪82
7M. Sabitzer (C)
18C. Nkunku
10E. Forsberg ↪46
8A. Haidara ↪73
13P. Tschauner
33J. Martínez
9Y. Poulsen ↩73 ↪88
11H. Hee-Chan ↩82
19A. Sørloth ↩73
21J. Kluivert ↩46
6I. Konaté ↩88
39B. Henrichs
20L. Samardžić
FC Bayern
1M. Neuer (C)
5B. Pavard
4N. Süle
27D. Alaba
21L. Hernández
6J. Kimmich
18L. Goretzka ↪72
10L. Sané ↪81
25T. Müller
29K. Coman ↪72
13E. Choupo-Moting
35A. Nübel
7S. Gnabry ↩72
20B. Sarr
23T. Nianzou
8J. Martínez ↩81
22M. Roca
28T. Dantas
32C. Scott
42J. Musiala ↩72

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