Four days before their quarter-final first leg of the Champions League against PSG, Bayern Munich managed an excellent operation in the Bundesliga by dominating Leipzig (1-0), without Robert Lewandowski. The Bavarians are seven points ahead of their runner-up.
There is indeed a life without Robert Lewandowski. Even deprived of its number one offensive asset, author this season of 42 goals in all competitions, Bayern Munich won this Saturday on the ground of RB Leipzig (1-0). A success that brings the Bavarians closer to a ninth consecutive league title.
Seven days from the end, they are seven points ahead of their opponent of the day at the top of the Bundesliga. The podium is completed by Wolfsburg, pushed back ten points from first place.
Choupo-Moting aligned at a point
Effective if not flamboyant at the Red Bull Arena, the players of Hans-Dieter Flick made the difference at the end of the first period on a heavy strike from Leon Goretzka (38th), nicely found behind by a Thomas Müller still also influential. Enough to prepare well for their quarter-final first leg of the Champions League on Wednesday against PSG (exclusively on RMC Sport).
In the absence of Lewandowski, affected in the right knee and announced forfeit for four weeks, it is Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting who took place at the forefront of the Munich attack. With Müller positioned just behind him, and corridors occupied by Leroy Sané and Kingsley Coman.
Bayern wins its shock … unlike PSG
Will this animation be repeated in four days? Serge Gnabry, able to start in a rush, did not enter until the second half, when Bayern had more trouble holding the ball. Embarrassed in certain sequences by the good pressing performed by Dayot Upamecano’s teammates, the visitors were not sovereign. Even offensively, there were some unusual hiccups, Choupo-Moting of course not having the same qualities as Lewandowski.
But unlike PSG, beaten in the afternoon by Losc (1-0), Bayern did not fold. His defense, led in particular by Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernandez, was very solid. Paris will have to seriously raise its level to hope to take it by default.
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