Bundesliga | Post Match Summary: Bayern Munich 3-2 RB Leipzig

Sprint-Challenge in Bayern training

The entire FC Bayern team got together in training for a relay race. Thomas Müller, Kingsley Coman, Serge Gnabry & Co. are competing against each other in two teams.

Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski were on target as Bayern Munich claimed a thrilling 3-2 Bundesliga win over RB Leipzig on Saturday. The champions’ deadly duo scored either side of Andre Silva’s equaliser to give them a half-time lead at the Allianz Arena, which was lit up in purple prior to kick-off to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Christopher Nkunku struck as Leipzig again pegged Bayern back only for Josko Gvardiol’s unfortunate own goal to hand the home side maximum points. Muller had a simple tap-in to put Bayern ahead after Peter Gulacsi had saved from Lewandowski when Corentin Tolisso forced a high turnover of possession.

Leipzig recovered to level after 27 minutes, though, Silva squeezing the ball over the line from a tight angle after Niklas Sule could not clear Konrad Laimer’s cut-back. Muller headed in a second only for VAR to disallow the goal for a foul by Lewandowski, while Leroy Sane was denied by Gulacsi.

Bayern’s pressure told before the break, Lewandowski nodding Kingsley Coman’s delivery back across goal and beyond the Leipzig keeper, yet they were again pegged back eight minutes into the second half. Laimer again was the provider, splitting the Bayern defence with a pass to Nkunku, who finished calmly.

This time, Leipzig were level for barely five minutes. Serge Gnabry was given too much space in the penalty area, and his drilled effort back across goal looped off Gvardiol and sailed over the helpless Gulacsi.

Emil Forsberg was denied by some last-ditch Bayern defending as Leipzig pushed for a third equaliser, but the champions held firm for their 17th win in 21 league matches in 2021-22.

Bayern stretch lead as Leipzig struggle again Bayern’s lead at the top is back to nine points, although Borussia Dortmund in second have a game in hand. It also means Julian Nagelsmann has earned 52 points from his first 21 league games in charge of the club. For Leipzig, this was an eighth consecutive league game against the champions without a win, while it leaves them three points outside the top four.

Muller (12′), Silva (27′), Lewandowski (44′), Nkunku (53′), Gvardiol [OG] (58′)