(EFE) – Bayern beat RB Leipzig away 1-4 on Saturday and delivered a coup of authority in the German Bundesliga, although they are still two points behind leaders Wolfsburg.
Robert Lewandowski on the penalty spot, Jamal Musiala, Leroy Sané and Eric-Maxim Choupo Moting were the authors of Bayern’s goals in a match that was a kind of dress rehearsal for next week’s UEFA Champions League game against Barcelona.
Bayern took to the field with Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernández, who reappeared after relatively long injuries, and before the game coach Julian Nagelsmann admitted that he had done so in part to give them minutes before the game against Barcelona.
Thomas Müller, meanwhile, had had abductor problems and was on the field for 75 minutes.
It was a tangled match with many inaccuracies on the part of both teams, to which the poor state of the field contributed.
Leipzig had good approaches to the edge of the area, but failed on the last pass and found themselves at a disadvantage relatively early, in the 12th minute, after a penalty sanctioned by the VAR, by hand inside the area of Kevin Kampl, and converted by Lewandowski.
The decision was largely disputed because shortly before the referee Deniz Aytekin had given up on sanctioning a situation in the Bayern area when the ball hit Thomas Müller’s arm.
After being alerted by the VAR, Aytekin chose to consult the images and concluded that Kampl had made a voluntary movement towards the ball when he was contesting it with Leon Goretza.
Then Leipzig responded with some shots that, however, did not disturb Manuel Neuer.
The best arrival in the first half was a shot from Dani Olmo in the 45th minute that Neuer deflected to a corner kick with the tips of his fingers.
In the 47th minute, Jamal Musial scored the second for Bayern to cross Alphonso Davies with a shot inside the area preceded by a great control. The penultimate pass, from the half forward, had been made by Lewandowski. Musiala had entered the field for Serge Gnabry, who took a hit late in the first half.
Then the game entered a phase of vertigo. In the 53rd minute Lewnadowski had a good chance for the third and in the 54th Leroy Sané scored on an empty goal after a cross from Musiala
Leipzig continued to overturn and managed to close the gap, in the 59th minute, with a shot with the right foot of Konrad Laimer.
Leipzig’s courage was not rewarded and in added time Eric-Maxim Choupo Moting completed the win.
Bayern played with the following line-up:
Neuer; Pavard (Stasinic, 75), Upamecano, Lucas Hernández, Davies; Kimmich, Goretzka (Sabitzer, 59); Gnabry (Musiala, 45), Müller (Süle, 75), Sané; and Lewandowski (Choupo Moting, 59).