Munich strengthens grip on Bundesliga
Starting to sound like a broken record but another weekend, another victory for German powerhouse Bayern Munich, playing to a 3-2 thriller over RB Leipzig.
Club legends Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski found the score sheet to increase the club’s gap in the Bundesliga table to 9 points.
For RB Leipzig, positives could be found despite the loss. They traded chances with the league leaders but were not able to snatch a point when it was all said and done.
Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku had a man of the match worthy performance. The Frenchman’s stock is continuing to rise each week as he keeps putting in solid performances. Nkunku found the back of the net for the 10th time so far in the campaign. It’s only a matter of time before the 24-year-old earns his first international cap with France as he continues to generate more buzz to the casual fan.
Elsewhere in the Bundesliga, Union Berlin failed to extend its advantage in the Champions League race after dropping points to lowly Augsburg in a 2-0 defeat. The loss was the first for Union Berlin in their last six matches.
Eintracht Frankfurt and Stuttgart played a five-goal thriller. The hero of the day was Ajdin Hrustic of Frankfurt, grabbing two goals in the crucial matchup. The Australian international grabbed his first in minute 47, then a half hour later in minute 77, Hrustic scored what ended up being the crucial winning goal for Frankfurt. The victory for Frankfurt inched the club in the table closer to the all-important Champions League places, sitting only 3 points back.
Bayer Leverkusen capitalized on their chances against Borussia Dortmund in a 5-2 victory making noise that they are a threat in the Bundesliga.
It truly was a team effort for Leverkusen with four different goal scorers contributing to the massive win. After both clubs traded own-goals in the first 16 minutes, B04 started to display their entertaining counter attacking style. Wirtz in 20,’ Adrich 28,’ Tah 53,’ and Diaby in 87’ all found their names on the scoresheet.
Suffering defeat, Dortmund now sit 9 points adrift of league leaders Bayern Munich. With title hopes slipping, the attention for Dortmund is to stay among the top four for the rest of the season. But up next for Marco Rose’s men is their UEFA Europa League matchup with Rangers on Feb. 17.