RB Leipzig 1-4 Bayern Munich: Bundesliga champions continue bid to retain their crown in style with Robert Lewandowski on target again in comfortable win thrashing… as Julian Nagelsmann haunts his old club
- Bayern Munich kept up momentum in their title defence by beating RB Leipzig
- Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring from the penalty spot with a cool finish
- Jamal Musiala replaced Serge Gnabry before half-time after the winger’s injury
- Two minutes after the break, Musiala had an instant impact with the second goal
- Leroy Sane added a third for the visitors, having met a pass at the far post to net
- The hosts soon pulled one back when Konrad Laimer rifled into the top corner
- Eric Choupo-Moting added gloss to the scoreline for Bayern inside added time
Jamal Musiala came off the bench to score one goal and make another as Bayern Munich beat RB Leipzig 4-1 in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
The visitors were awarded a penalty in the 12th minute when Kevin Kampl was found to have handled the ball after a VAR review.
Robert Lewandowski made no mistake from the spot, sending the goalkeeper the wrong way and firing the ball low to the right.
Robert Lewandowski scored from the penalty spot as Bayern Munich thrashed RB Leipzig 4-1
Lewandowski opened the scoring on 12 minutes and the floodgates opened for the champions
Leipzig had some great chances to equalise before the break but full back Angelino screwed a shot wide with the goal at his mercy and Dani Olmo had a superb effort tipped over the bar by Manuel Neuer as the half came to a close.
An injury to Serge Gnabry led to him being replaced by Musiala and the 18-year-old German international got on the scoresheet just over a minute into the second half as Alphonso Davies whipped in a pass for him to fire into the net.
Things went from bad to worse for the home side five minutes later as they had a goal ruled out for offside and shortly afterwards Leroy Sane made it 3-0 with a cushioned volley from Musiala’s beautiful chipped pass across the box.
RB Leipzig: Gulasci, Mukiele, Orban (Klostermann 80), Simakan, Tasende (Gvardiol 58), Laimer (Haidara 58), Kampl, Nkunku, Olmo (Forsberg 58), Szoboszlai, Silva (Poulsen 71)
Subs not used: Adams, Brobbey, Martinez, Henrichs
Goals: Laimer 58
Manager: Jesse Marsch
Bayern Munich: Neuer, Pavard (Sule 75), Upamecano, Hernandez, Davies, Goretzka (Sabitzer 59), Kimmich, Gnabry (Musiala 45+1), Muller (Stanisic 75), Sane, Lewandowski (Choupo-Moting 59)
Subs not used: Sarr, Nianzou, Ulreich, Tillman
Goals: Lewandowski (P) 12, Musiala 47, Sane 54, Choupo-Moting 90+1
Manager: Julian Nagelsmann
Lewandowski (centre) was mobbed by his team-mates, who then put Leipzig to the sword
Manuel Neuer wheeled away in celebration as the visitors took the lead in the crunch clash
Substitute Jamal Musiala struck soon after the second-half restart to double Bayern’s lead
Leipzig midfielder Konrad Laimer reduced the deficit in the 58th minute, firing a thunderbolt into the top right corner from well outside the area to reignite the home crowd.
However, it was Bayern who got the next goal as Joshua Kimmich picked out the unmarked Maxim Choupo-Moting with a pass through the middle, and the striker stroked the ball into the net in stoppage time.
The win lifts Bayern to second place in the Bundesliga standings on 10 points after four games, two behind leaders VfL Wolfsburg.
Leroy Sane (centre) added a third for the champions, who started to perform with swagger
Konrad Laimer (right) crashed an unstoppable drive beyond Neuer for a superb consolation
Dani Olmo fired towards goal in the first half, as Leipzig, still in transition, looked to hit back
But Neuer was equal to most of Leipzig’s efforts on goal in another commanding performance
Bayern were dealt an injury blow when Serge Gnabry was forced off the field before half-time
Julian Nagelsmann returned to Leipzig, his old team, and will have haunted them with the win
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