FC Bayern has made a big step towards the 30th championship. The Munich team clearly won against Bayer Leverkusen. The game started well for the Werkself.
Bayern Munich is inexorably marching towards its eighth German championship in a row: After another impressive performance, the team of coach Hansi Flick deservedly won the top game at Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 (3-1) and is unlikely to be torn from the shell. The record title holder only needs a maximum of two wins from four games on the way to his 30th championship, with Borussia Mönchengladbach only one top team is waiting.
Thanks to goals from Kingsley Coman (27th), Leon Goretzka (42nd), Serge Gnabry (45th) and Robert Lewandowski (66th), Bayern solved the most difficult remaining task in the season finale in a masterly manner. Lucas Alario (9th, according to video evidence) had given the Werkself an early lead without their battered top star Kai Havertz, who was courted by Bavaria. The only 17-year-old Florian Wirtz (89th) ensured the final result with his first Bundesliga league.
FCB kept their clean slate in the fifth game after the restart and celebrated their ninth win in a row in the Bundesliga. In addition, the record champion took revenge for the 1: 2 in the first leg.
Setback for Leverkusen’s dream of the Champions League
For Leverkusen, the second defeat in the last 15 competitive games in the fight for the Champions League was a setback, but it was a painful one due to Borussia Mönchengladbach’s unexpected defeat on Friday (0-1 in Freiburg).
Bayer coach Peter Bosz had outed himself before the game as a fan of the leaders. “I enjoy how Bayern plays,” said the Dutchman: “This is something for football lovers. This is how football should be played.” In the end he was confirmed in his view that his protégés had no chance.
The Bayer leadership did not change that. In the further course, the Bavarians tried to lure the Werkself out and counter them themselves – with success. After Moussa Diaby lost the ball, Coman hit the far corner alone in front of Hradecky, Goretzka made a counterattack from 16 meters after the Bosz-Elf corner.
Leverkusen brave but harmless – Bavaria ice cold
The hosts, who are now very high, were in deep sleep in the last five minutes before the break. Gnabry appeared twice in front of Hradecky within 60 seconds and accomplished in the second attempt with a loupe. Bosz reacted to the break with a triple change and a switch to a chain of four, but it didn’t help much.
Except for two harmless long-range shots from Diaby (48th / 63rd), the courageously forward-looking Rhinelanders did not come to any conclusions. Instead, the Flick team left Gnabry (64.) on the opposite side a high-profile, before Lewandowski headed his 30th goal of the season. Bayer teenager Wirtz made the end.
The goal scorer for the important 2-1 from Munich’s point of view, Leon Goretzka, said after the game: “It was a good game. We didn’t get in well, but that’s what distinguishes us right now that we can find our way back into the game about the fight and the duels. Against such a strong team you have to turn the game first, we did a good job. “
Bayern captain Manuel Neuer justified the victory with the mentality of the team. “Sure, you get the first goal after nine minutes, of course you’re playing against a good team. Wolfsburg also won here, so we can do that anyway. We showed that today and were the better team,” said the goalkeeper. “We needed something to get into the game, but then we hit ice cold.”
Leverkusen’s coach Peter Bosz stated with consternation: “If we want to beat Bayern, we need eleven players who are all eleven top. Unfortunately we made too many mistakes today.”