Bayern Munich 2-0 Augsburg: Thomas Muller and Leon Goretzka strike while hosts go four points clear
- Thomas Muller met Jerome Boateng’s ball over the top with a great volley
- Leon Goretzka doubled the lead in injury time after a pass from Serge Gnabry
- Bayern sees the victory extend their lead over Borussia Dortmund to four points
Thomas Muller scored while Bayern defeated Munich 2-0 against Augsburg on Sunday to extend their lead to four points in the chase for an eighth consecutive Bundesliga title.
A strong defensive screen left the home team with few clear chances. The breakthrough came thanks to a long ball, Muller finished well after a ball over the top of Jerome Boateng.
Manuel Neuer saved an important save to keep the three points in Munich and parried Florian Niederlechner’s low shot in the 80th minute. Niederlechner then threw the ball into the net in the 89th, but he was offside.
Thomas Muller celebrates after scoring the first goal of Bayern Munich against Augsburg
Muller produced a great volley when he met Jerome Boateng’s long ball over the top
The game could have ended by then, but Joshua Zirkzee and Serge Gnabry each missed excellent chances when Augsburg moved on and wanted to level the score.
Leon Goretzka finally added a second goal to Bayern in the stoppage time after being stuck by Serge Gnabry.
Bayern moved four points from Borussia Dortmund, which overtook Leipzig for second place on Saturday after Leipzig dropped points in a 0-0 draw with Wolfsburg.
On the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the club, Bayern played white commemorative shirts with burgundy sleeves and almost invisible sponsor logos in commemorative coins.
Leon Goretzka of Bayern Munich scores the second goal of his team in the first minute of injury time
Those were Bayern’s colors when they first won the German title in 1932. In the decades that followed, Bayern players wore different combinations of red, white and blue, the colors of the club’s home region of Bavaria, based on a solid red home shirt for the most recent seasons.
Bayern support sectors displayed banners with sharp criticism of the club’s commercial ties with Qatar in the 2022 World Cup.
That was the last act in a dispute between fans and German football officials and club management.
Last week, Bayern fans launched insults on Hoffenheim’s billionaire support, Dietmar Hopp. Bayern Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge joined Hopp in applauding from the sidelines while the players of Bayern and Hoffenheim gave the ball to each other for the last 13 minutes to show fans disapproval.