Bayern Munich have their ninth consecutive Bundesliga close at hand. With their placid 2-0 win over Bayer Leverekusen they increased their lead over Leipzig, which had previously lost to Cologne (2-1) to 10 points, on Saturday they will be proclaimed champions if they win away from Mainz that is played permanence.
Neither the internal dissensions that have led coach Hansi Flick to announce his departure at the end of the season, nor the injury of his striker Robert Lewandowski have stopped Bayern after their elimination in the Champions League against PSG.
Another goal from Choupo-Moting, relief from Lewandowski
Today, despite the fact that Leverkusen had a chance to get ahead in the initial moments, the Bayern roller was activated immediately. David Alaba crossed from the left, Lukas Hradecky repelled Thomas Müller’s point-blank volley as best he could but Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting picked up the remake and, after preparing it, also finished off the net with a volley in the 7th minute.
It is the fourth goal in the six games, counting the two in the Champions League, by the Cameroonian striker, since Lewandowski’s injury, whose loss he is covering very well.
Kimmich takes advantage of a gift in the 2-0
With hardly any time to react, Leverkusen conceded 2-0 on a play that started off another Alaba center, Daley Sinkgraven clamoringly missing the punt and handed the ball over for Joshua Kimmich to shoot Hradecky.
Unlike other games, the overwhelming version of Bayern continued with an overwhelming dominance, continuous crosses and shots against a Leverkusen who only his Finnish goalkeeper saved him from a win with several outstanding interventions.
Leverkusen reacts in the end
Bayern, with the young talent Jamal Musiala once again showing his quality, had chances to definitively sentence the game but did not. The VAR annulled a goal to Choupo-Moting for offside and Leverkusen was finally able to leave their plot to look into the Bavarian area with some danger.
Thus, in the 69th minute, Karim Bellarabi finished off a cross to the far post from Leon Bailey to the crossbar and, in the 75th minute, Manuel Neuer lavished one of his few interventions to deflect a shot from also recently entered Nadam Amiri who slipped into the corner. by the square (75 ‘).
But Leverkusen, sixth, was not enough to get close to Borussia Dortmund, fifth with two more points, in their attempt to qualify for the Europa League, the only goal they have left this season.
At the end Flick and Hasan Salihamidzic, sports director, shook hands to congratulate each other on the victory. There is no better balm in their strained relationships than a title, the one that Bayern is about to win.
Bayern Munich: Neuer; Pavard (Sarr, 82 ‘), Boateng (Nianzou, 63’),
Lucas Hernández, Davies; Kimmich, Alaba; Eat
(Leroy Sané, 63 ‘), Müller (Goretzka, 63’), Musiala (Scott, 82 ‘); Choupo-Moting
Bayer Leverkusen: Hradecky; Tah, Sven Bender (Amiri, 70 ‘), Tapsoba; Frimpong (Bellarabi, 46 ‘), Aránguiz (Demirbay, 61’), Exequiel Palacios, Sinkgraven (Wendell, 83 ‘); Diaby (Wirtz, 46 ‘), Bailey; Schick
Goals: 1-0 Choupo-Moting (8 ‘), 2-0 Kimmich (13’)
Referee: Guido Winkmann. He showed no cards.
Stadium: Behind closed doors at the Allianz Arena