(EFE) .- Bayern beat RB Leipzig 1-0 on Saturday thanks to a goal from Leon Goretzka in the 38th minute and Hansi Flick’s team took an important step towards its ninth consecutive Bundesliga title.
The advantage over Leipzig, who are second, is now seven points with seven games to go before the end of the tournament.
The play of the goal began with a great pass from Joshua Kimmich, from near the center line, which Müller received inside the area to, after getting rid of a dribble by Tylor Adams, touching the ball behind, where Goretzka appeared to define with a strong shot from about twelve meters.
Without the injured Robert Lewandowski and without the suspended Alphonso Davies and Jerome Boateng, Bayern found themselves with an opponent who at times managed to dominate the game.
Until Goretzka’s goal, Leipzig had shown aggressiveness and daring and had a clear advantage when it came to possession of the ball, although it had not generated clear arrivals.
Bayern had a good counterattack in the 22nd minute that ended with a deflected shot from Choupo Moting.
After the goal, Bayern had two good chances, a volley shot by Leroy Sané in the 43rd minute that goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi deflected to a corner kick and, after that, a header from Choupo Moting that Gulacsi controlled.
Bayern also began to have more control and more possession in the final minutes of the first half after letting Leipzig do the wear and tear.
However, after the break, Leipzig were once again the dominant team. The entry of Justin Kluivert gave him dynamism on the right wing and his arrivals began to multiply.
In the 48th minute, Nkunku shot wide from a good position, in the 50th minute, to the center of Kluivert, Marcel Sabitzer shot wide from a volley. Dani Olmo had two good chances with deflected shots in 52 and 53, and in 59 Manuel Neuer had to deflect a shot from outside Sabitzer’s area to a corner kick.
In that phase, Bayern were locked in their own half and the draw seemed a matter of time, but in the final quarter of an hour those led by Hansi Flick managed to give the game some tranquility.
In the final minutes, Bayern again had two good arrivals, a deflected shot by Jamal Musiala from a good position in the 75th minute and another by Müller in the 77 that Gulacsi had to clear.
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