A primary-half Leon Goretzka strike gave Bayern Munich an important 1-0 win away at RB Leipzig to extend their lead on the Bundesliga summit to seven factors, and placing one hand on the Meisterschale.
The hosts began the match in blistering style but it surely was Bayern that broke the impasse as they grew into the sport. A Joshua Kimmich ball excessive was collected by Thomas Muller, who pulled it again for Goretzka to smash into the highest nook.
Leipzig noticed many of the ball after the interval and pressed for an equaliser, however Bayern’s again line stood agency and by no means gave them any clear-cut probabilities. The Bavarians put defence first and noticed out the 1-0 win, shifting them seven factors away from their hosts on the high of the Bundesliga, probably ending the race for the title.
Now, let’s get to your participant rankings from the Topspiel…
Peter Gulacsi (GK) – 6/10 – Could not do something about Goretzka’s thunderous end, however did make a few good saves all through the sport.
Nordi Mukiele (RB) – 6/10 – Marshalled and shut the door to Kingsley Coman properly however wasn’t as environment friendly going ahead, failing to ship actual high quality into the field.
Willi Orban (CB) – 7/10 – Learn the sport brilliantly and handled Bayern’s runners properly, making seven ball recoveries and a few clearances.
Dayot Upamecano (CB) – 6/10 – Composed on the ball, typically bringing it out of defence and was sturdy defensively, nipping in at very important moments to disclaim Bayern’s entrance males.
Lukas Klostermann (LB) – 5/10 – Unusually reluctant to step ahead and impose himself within the ultimate third. Was evidently frightened about Leroy Sane and was a bit overrun by the winger at instances.
Tyler Adams (CM) – 5/10 – Pressed excessive up and energetically, typically profitable the ball again to set strikes going shortly however misplaced the bodily battle with Goretzka within the centre of the sector.
Marcel Sabitzer (CM) – 5/10 – Made some good surging darts into superior areas however was pretty quiet and solely produced high quality sporadically. Additionally left a bit wanting defensively at instances, notably not monitoring Goretzka within the buildup to the opening purpose.
Dani Olmo (AM) – 6/10 – One other to seek out it powerful within the centre of the sector however was very tenacious all through and appeared harmful. Sadly snatched at probabilities which ought to’ve bulged the web.
Christopher Nkunku (RW) – 5/10 – Began rather well, placing in a few nice crosses into the field however pale out shortly and did not enhance when put centrally, failing to register a shot on the right track or a key cross.
Emil Forsberg (ST) – 4/10 – Performed as a false 9, drifting deep to get on the ball however struggled in opposition to Bayern’s intense press. Hooked off at half-time with out registering a single shot or key cross.
Amadou Haidara (LW) – 6/10 – Did not cease working and biting on the heels of his counterparts, however could not make an influence upfield with out feeling assured on his weaker left foot.
Justin Kluivert (RW) – 6/10
Yussuf Poulsen (ST) – 5/10
Alexander Sorloth (ST) – 5/10
Hee-Chan Hwang (ST) – N/A
Ibrahima Konate (CB) – N/A
Manuel Neuer (GK) – 6/10 – As normal was very snug together with his ft and all the time offered these in entrance of him with an choice to keep away from the press. Wasn’t required to make use of his arms that a lot.
Benjamin Pavard (RB) – 6/10 – Afforded no time and house so could not discover his passing vary, however remained strong on the again, profitable most of his aerial battles.
Niklas Sule (CB) – 7/10 – Proved tough to bypass for Leipzig, making six ball recoveries all through, whereas additionally enjoying some good balls out from the again into his midfielders.
David Alaba (CB) – 7/10 – Typically stepped as much as shortly nick the ball because it got here into the opposition’s attackers and timed his tackles properly, making 4 ball recoveries. Stepped out of defence excellently too, relieving the stress.
Lucas Hernandez (LB) – 9/10 – A very strong exhibiting on the again. Most of Leipzig’s strikes got here down his facet and the left-back stood agency, making a whopping 11 interventions all through.
Joshua Kimmich (CM) – 7/10 – Wasn’t as influential as he may be, however grew into the sport as time went on and began to dictate play from deep. Helped create the purpose with an excellent ball excessive for Muller.
Leon Goretzka (CM) – 9/10 – Matched, and bettered, Leipzig’s physicality and energy in midfield and relished the battle. Made eight ball recoveries and completed sensationally to bag the winner.
Thomas Muller (AM) – 7/10 – Roamed about freely and located house brilliantly. Managed to weave his means into the channels and offered an finish product, aiding Goretzka – or SCOREtzka – for the opener.
Leroy Sane (RW) – 7/10 – Discovered himself surrounded at instances however did properly to drive ahead and threaten when potential, making one key cross. Additionally labored arduous to trace again and assist his defensive colleagues.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (ST) – 6/10 – Was left remoted for essentially the most half however usually had an honest recreation. Held the ball up properly to deliver others into play and made some actually good flick-ons which might have been harmful.
Kinglsey Coman (LW) – 6/10 – Was brilliant all through and truly did properly defensively, studying play to make a few ball recoveries excessive up. Could not fairly beat Leipzig’s again line and influence proceedings as he would’ve preferred, although.
Jamal Musiala (CM) – 6/10
Serge Gnabry (LW) – 6/10
Javi Martinez (CM) – N/A