Takeaways from Bayern Munich’s crucial victory against Bayer Leverkusen.
Bayern Munich went away to Leverkusen on matchday 30 and came away with a convincing 4-2 victory. With Bayern at the top of the table and Leverkusen fighting for a Champions League spot, this was going to be a tough fight for both sides. The result was not so equal. Having not lost since the return to action, Bayern is the best team in the Bundesliga and also looks like one of the best teams in Europe.
The offense for Bayern was once again playing at an elite level, while the midfield continued to look like one of the best in the world. It was the defense in this match that had a couple of lapses that resulted in two goals.
Leverkusen’s Lucas Alario opened the scoring in the match in the 9th minute after breaking Bayern’s offside trap, leaving him one-on-one with Manuel Neuer. Kingsley Coman responded for Bayern with a nice goal, after being played through by Leon Goretzka. Goretzka himself then got a goal in the 42nd minute. Serge Gnabry quickly followed with his own in the 45th right before halftime.
Robert Lewandowski closed the game out in the 66th with a beautiful header assisted by Thomas Muller. Florian Wirtz scored a late second goal in the 89th minute for Leverkusen, but it was just a footnote on what ended up being a poor outing by the home side. Here are few key takeaways from Die Roten’s ninth consecutive win in the Bundesliga. (Stats courtesy: whoscored.com)