Hits and flops from Bayern Munich’s 4-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen

Robert Lewandowki, Bayern Munich (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Robert Lewandowki, Bayern Munich (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images) /
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It was en emphatic display from Bayern Munich.

Bayern Munich took another huge stride towards a record eight consecutive Bundesliga title after seeing off Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 at the BayArena.

Lucas Alario drew the first blood for the hosts with a ninth-minute opener, but the Bavarians clawed their way back into the match by hitting thrice before the break through Kingsley Coman, Leon Goretzka, and Serge Gnabry.

In-form striker Robert Lewandowski added some more gloss to the scoreline by heading in just after the hour mark, even though Florian Wirtz added a consolation in the dying embers to set a new league record.

With that and much more, let’s delve into the hit and flop performances of the game:

Hit: Leon Goretzka

Leon Goretzka was undoubtedly the man of the match. He had another stormer in the midfield and was also directly responsible for two of the four goals scored by the Bavarians. The 25-year old fed Coman with a splitting pass for the equaliser, and then put the visitors ahead by sending a low-drive beyond Lukas Hradecky in a counter-attacking move he started himself.

The ex-Schalke man has dispelled any concerns about his form after the season reconvenes, for he’s been a different beast ever since. Today, Goretzka was a thorn in the face of Leverkusen with his high pressing and buccaneering runs. He also completed an admirable 87% of his passes.

Even though physicality remains his strongest characteristic, nowadays he is adding another dimension to his game with all-round displays.