Bayern Munich stride towards Bundesliga title
With only four sets of matches left in the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich took another step towards securing the title. Hansi Flick’s side were dominant in their 4-2 win at Bayer Leverkusen, continuing a red-hot streak of form that the rest of the country is unable to handle. With Borussia Dortmund also picking up three points in a narrow victory over a resurgent Hertha Berlin, Bayern’s lead at the top of the table remains at 7 points.
Bayer Leverkusen have been impressive since the return of football in Germany but were without wonderkid Kai Havertz for Saturday’s clash with the champions elect. A spanner was thrown into the works when B04 took the lead through Lucas Alario, but Kingsley Coman equalised for Bayern after he was put through on goal. Leon Goretzka was on the scoresheet again from midfield, and Serge Gnabry made it 3-1 on the brink of half time. Bayer Leverkusen did not look to have a way back into the game, and it was business as usual when Robert Lewandowski headed home for his 44th goal in an incredible season. 17-year-old Florian Wirtz grabbed a late consolation with a neat left-footed finish.
Emre Can’s goal was enough for BVB to claim a 1-0 win over Bruno Labbadia’s in-form Hertha Berlin side, but the headlines were grabbed by Jadon Sancho this week, who was fined for breaking lockdown rules to get a haircut. RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner also attracted media attention, with news breaking that he had agreed terms for a move to Chelsea. His side could only muster a 1-1 draw against Paderborn, who remain at the foot of the table, after Dayot Upamecano was shown a red card for RBL. Freiburg were resilient in a 1-0 victory over Borussia Mönchengladbach, whilst Mainz distanced themselves from the relegation zone with a key 2-0 win away at Eintracht Frankfurt.