Bayer Leverkusen vs. Bayern Munich – Match Report – October 17, 2021

Bayer Leverkusen vs.  Bayern Munich - Match Report - October 17, 2021

Bayern Munich gave this Sunday a blow of authority by endorsing the leadership of the Bundesliga with a 5-1 win against Bayer Leverkusen, who came to the game tied on points with the Bavarians and as second classified.

With doublets by Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry and a goal by Thomas Müller, Bayern had left the game sentenced before the break. In the second half Patrick Schik discounted for Leverkusen, at 55.

In minute 4 Lewandowski already opened the scoring when he finished off a cross by Dayot Upamecano from the right of the area, after a free kick by Joshua Kimmich.

Then he had left for just over half an hour before Leverkusen was completely buried. Both teams defended high, Leverkusen had more possession in that phase but when Bayern attacked it was more dangerous.

A shot from Leroy Sané’s post on 19 was like the announcement of what was to come. In the 22nd, Leon Goretzka was also close, with a shot from a good position.

Leverkusen gave too many spaces when Bayern exceeded the first line of pressure and that ended up favoring the debacle.

In the 29th minute Lewandowski repeated, with a shot from the center of the area after a combination between Alphonso Davies and Kimmich. At 34, on a corner kick, Thomas Müller scored the third.

The fourth came a few seconds later, at 35, through Serge Gnabry, in the center of Müller, after Leverkusen lost the ball after the middle serve. And at 37 Gnabry scored again, behind a wall with Müller.

The match of the day, the duel between the first and the second, had been sentenced before the break and in just over five minutes there had been four goals.

Bayern started thinking about next week and the Champions League, playing against Benfica, and the changes began. Before the break Alphonso Davies came out to make way for Josip Stasinic. Leon Goretzka stayed in the dressing room to make way for Marcel Sabitzer. In the 64th minute, Müller and Lewandowski came out to make way for Kingsley Coman and Jamal Musiala.

In the second half, Bayern had some arrivals with which they could have increased the account, among them a header over Sané, from a good position and with no one to mark him after a great center from Sabitzer.

With the defeat, Leverkusen lost the second place that Borussia Dortmund now occupies, one point less than Bayern.

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