RB Leipzig 0-1 Bayern Munich: No Robert Lewandowski, no problem as Leon Goretzka lives up to his ‘SCOREtzka’ nickname by shooting winner against title rivals and freeing the Bundesliga leaders seven points
- Bayern Munich took a big step towards a ninth consecutive Bundesliga title
- Goretzka was tipped to provide goals in the absence of Lewandowski
- And the midfielder scored the winner on Saturday at closest rival Leipzig
Leon Goretzka’s goal in the first half was enough to give Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich a crucial 1-0 victory over second-placed RB Leipzig on Saturday as they opened a seven-point lead at the top and moved closer to a ninth consecutive league crown . .
Goretzka had been nicknamed ‘Scoretzka’ by Muller this week and tipped to provide the firepower in the absence of the injured top scorer Lewandowski, and the pair combined to earn the three points.
Goretzka shot in the 38th minute winner of Muller’s 15th assist of the season.
Leon Goretzka’s goal in the first half was enough to secure a crucial victory for Bayern Munich
No team has lost the title after being seven points ahead of the 27th match day and with seven games to go.
Leipzig was the better team. Neither Christopher Nkunku, nor Dani Olmo and Marcel Sabitzer managed to hit the target.
The latter fared better on the hour with a long range effort that forced Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to a fine save when he tapped the ball over the crossbar, but the hosts were unable to find an equalizer.
Bayern, facing Paris St Germain in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday, is 64 points, with Leipzig second at 57. VfL Wolfsburg, 1-0 winner against Cologne, is third at 54.
Midfielder Goretzka drilled a cut from Muller in the top right corner in the 38th minute
Bayern forward Thomas Mueller takes on Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano
Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer hits the ball away from a corner of Leipzig
Bayern players celebrate a hard-fought victory over their title rivals on Saturday evening