iBayern Munich had plenty of takeaways from the victory against Freiburg.
Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga title at Werder Bremen on match-day 32, so this weekend’s match against Freiburg had no impact on the table for them. That did not stop the hosts from extending their winning run by clinching a 3-1 victory on Saturday. Hansi Flick rotated several players either due to injury or suspension and gave some debuts to some younger players. It was a welcome sight for fans, and those players deserved rest after fighting hard to win the league.
Joshua Kimmich opened the scoring for Bayern Munich in the 15th minute courtesy of Robert Lewandowski. It was a well placed shot into the far bottom corner with his left foot after great hold up play by the star striker. Lewandowski got the next two goals for Bayern in the 24th and 37th minutes.
The first was a header off of a rebound from the shot taken by Leon Goretzka. His second goal was the result of great build-up play by the Bavarians. Lewandowski was able to get on the receiving end of a low cross by Lucas Hernandez. Freiburg were able to make things interesting by getting a goal after Bayern’s second from Lucas Holer in the 33rd minute, but Die Roten put the game to bed with their third.
After halftime, Freiburg showed hardly any effort and let an inexperienced Bayern side continue to dominate the match. This was surprising given that Freiburg needed points to continue to fight for a European place. Given the result, they are out of that running. On the other hand, Die Roten continues to run through the Bundesliga even after winning the league. Here are some takeaways from this match.