Bayern Munich Make A Brilliant Comeback Against RB Leipzig

LEIPZIG, GERMANY - MAY 13: Players of FC Bayern Muenchen celebrate after winning the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and Bayern Muenchen at Red Bull Arena on May 13, 2017 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Bongarts/Getty Images)
LEIPZIG, GERMANY - MAY 13: Players of FC Bayern Muenchen celebrate after winning the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and Bayern Muenchen at Red Bull Arena on May 13, 2017 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Bongarts/Getty Images) /
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Bayern Munich made a brilliant comeback on Saturday to record their second win over RB Leipzig on Saturday.

The home side mounted a decent challenge for title this year despite losing their path in the second half of the season. Leipzig delivered a dominant performance over Bayern Munich but in the end the quality of Bavarians edged out a nine goal thriller.

Carlo Ancelotti went with a strong lineup for this game as Arjen Robben and Thiago Alcantara returned to the starting eleven. Xabi Alonso also replaced Renato Sanches in the midfield. Jerome Boateng and David Alaba formed the centreback partnership as Javi Martinez and Mats Hummels missed out due to injuries.

The Champions had the worst possible start for the game as they conceded an early goal. Bayern were caught on counter as Emil Frosberg delivers a perfect cross which headed emphatically by Marcel Sabitzer. The home side continued to put Bayern’s defence under pressure. Timo Werner was devastating in the final third for the first ten minutes as RB Leipzig struck the woodwork.

Bayern were slowly gaining the control in the midfield and started overloading the final third. They were rewarded for their work when they got a penalty. Philipp Lahm’s cross struck the arm of Bernardo. After confirmation from linesman, refree awarded the penalty. Robert Lewandowski calmly slotted the penalty past Peter Gulasci.

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Leipzig started creating chances to restore their lead straightaway. Tom Starke was forced to make couple of saves to deny Leipzig. On the other side of the pitch, Juan Bernat had a brilliant chance after Franck Ribery played a nice little throughball. However the Spaniard’s shot was straight at the goalkeeper. Leipzig got a chance to restore the lead as Alonso brought Frosberg  down in the box. Werner got the goal as he gave Starke no chance to save the penalty.

Bayern had couple of half chances before the halftime but they ended the half at poor note. Douglas Costa replaced Franck Ribery as he suffered an injury. The Bavarians trailed going into the half time as Leipzig delivered a dominant first half display.

Ancelotti’s men had a similar start to second half as they had in the first half. Leizig doubled their lead with a brilliant move. Forsberg created another goal as he laid the ball for Poulsen. The Danish forward finished the move with a first time effort in the bottom corner.

Bayern finally woke up and grab the control of the game. Lewandowski had a brilliant chance to bring Bayern back into the game as Robben played a lovely throughball only for the Pole to scuff the shot. They finally got the second goal as Thiago headed the ball in the net from close range after a good move from corner.

However Leipzig got their two goal lead back after a mix up between Lahm and Boateng. A poor touch from Lahm was capitalised quickly by Werner. He dribbled past Boateng and then slotted ball in the net. The Bavarians has been very poory on the day in the absence of their first choice centrebacks.

Bayern’s talismanic forward almost brought them back in the game as Lewandowski struck post after a brilliant cross from Lahm. The Bavarians kept on creating chances but couldn’t finish them. However they finally got their goal in 83rd minute as Lewandowski headed the rebound of Robben’s strike which had hit the post.

The drama began in the injury time of the game as Bayern were looking for the equaliser. They got it through a brilliant freekick from David Alab. The Austrian gave the goalkeeper no choice by curling the ball in the top corner.

Bayern Munich completed the comeback with a goal in the fifth and final minute of the added time. Robben got the ball just ahead of the halfline from Thomas Muller. The Dutchman went past two defenders with ease and then slotted past the goalkeeper.

The Bavarians were poor defensively on the day, but they showed the fight to grab the win from the jaws of defeat. A couple of moment of brilliance from individuals helped Ancelotti to do a double over RB Leipzig this season.