2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and, it seems increasingly safe, 2021. Bayern Munich is close, very close, to guarantee the ninth consecutive Bundesliga title and this Saturday it will have given a practically fatal blow to Leipzig’s legitimate aspirations.
Leipzig were four points behind Bayern and a home win would leave everything open. But Bayern showed who’s boss. He won 1-0, opened the gap to second place to seven points and will, it seems, be a champion.
Leon Goretzka, increasingly influential at Bayern and Germany, scored the only goal of the game in the 38th minute. Thomas Muller worked well on the right, already inside the Leipzig area, and served the midfielder for the goal. Goretzka’s eighth goal this season.
It remains to be said that Tiago Dantas was on the bench at Bayern, but Hansi Flick did not launch him. In the Bundesliga standings, Leipzig now have Wolfsburg, third, just three points behind.
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