RB Leipzig visited FC Bayern Munich in the highlight of Matchday 21 in the Bundesliga. A thrilling game ended with the league leaders taking all three points in a 3-2 win. André Silva (27’) and Christopher Nkunku (53’) levelled on two occasions for Domenico Tedesco’s side, but the hosts went ahead three times through Thomas Müller (12’), Robert Lewandowski (44’) and an own goal from Joško Gvardiol (58’) to give Bayern the win.
Both teams looked to attack from the first minute. Serge Gnabry's blocked shot was the first real chance (4’), before Dani Olmo hit the side netting six minutes later on his return to the starting XI after 140 days. Bayern went ahead in the 12th minute, when Thomas Müller tapped in a rebound after Péter Gulácsi’s parried a Robert Lewandowski shot. RBL reacted in the right way and Dani saw two more chances come his way (16’, 18’), but it was André Silva who found the back of the net, finishing from close range from Konrad Laimer's shot-pass (27’). The two sides continued to trade punches and Müller had the ball in the back of the net again in the 36th minute, but the goal was ruled out due to a foul from Lewandowksi. Bayern’s number 9 then headed in a Kingsley Coman cross shortly after to give his side a 2-1 lead at the break (44’).
The second half was a similar picture. Angeliño went close in the 50th minute, then Christopher Nkunku finished after a fantastic ball from Laimer to level for the second time (53’). Unfortunately, the hosts struck back after five minutes. Gnabry received the ball on the right and looked to play back inside. His cross was deflected by a sliding Joško Gvardiol and past Gulácsi to replenish the lead (58’).
The defeat leaves the Red Bulls in seventh place, three points behind the Champions League places.
FC BAYERN MUNICH:
Neuer - Neuer - Pavard, Süle, Hernandez (73' Upamecano) - Gnabry, Kimmich, Tolisso (63' Musiala), Coman (85' Nianzou) - Müller (84' Sabitzer), Sane - Lewandowski
Unused subs: Ulreich, Richards, Wanner, Roca, Tillman
Gulácsi - Klostermann, Orban, Gvardiol - Mukiele (72' Henrichs), Laimer (61' Haidara), Kampl (46' Szoboszlai), Angeliño - Nkunku, Olmo (61' Forsberg) - Silva (80' Poulsen)
Unused subs: Martínez, Tschauner, Bonnah, Novoa
Sven Jablonski (Bremen)
Laimer (45'+1), Nkunku (63'), Henrichs (74') - Hernandez (22')
1-1 Silva (27'), 2-2 Nkunku (53') - 0-1 Müller (12'), 1-2 Lewandowski (44'), Gvardiol (58', OG)
10,000 | Allianz Arena
First half highlights:
Underway at the Allianz Arena! Let's go, boys!
First chance for Bayern. Gnabry shoots from the right but the shot is blocked for a corner.
Bayern are pressing, but RBL are matching them well so far. Tolisso shoots wide.
Close! Olmo tries a left-footed shot from the edge of the penalty area. The ball whizzes just past the top left corner.
12th minute, goal for Bayern:
Tolisso wins the ball as the Red Bulls look to play out from the back and the ball lands at the feet of Lewandowski. Gulácsi gets down well to stop, but Müller is on hand to tap in.
Dani goes close again! Silva's shot is blocked and the ball bounces back to Olmo, who shoots quickly. Neuer reacts well and stops with one hand.
Dani is keeping Neuer busy! Our number 25 has the ball in the area and shoots from the left, but the Bayern ‘keeper holds firm again.
27th minute, GOOOOAAAAAL for Leipzig!
Nkunku drives the forward at pace and finds Laimer to his right. Konni has achance to shoot but his ball goes across to the far post, where Silva stabs across the line from close range.
That’s Silva’s ninth Bundesliga goal for the Red Bulls. All of his 49 goals in the Bundesliga have come from inside the penalty area.
Coman with a ball from the left, but the intended cross is headed goalwards and over the head of Pete. Our keeper retreats quickly and produces a fingertip diving save onto the post!
VAR intervenes to rule out a Bayern goal. Müller has headed hom, but Lewandowski had fouled Gvardiol in the build up. The goal is initially awarded, but referee Jablonski overturns the decision after checking the pitch-side monitor.
44th minute, goal for Bayern:
Coman has the ball down the left and crosses towards the box, where Robert Lewandowski heads past Pete to restore the home side’s lead.
Intense end-to-end action here. Bayern lead, but there can be something here for Tedesco’s men!
Second half highlights:
The second half is here. Domenico Tedesco makes one change: Dominik Szoboszlai replaces Kevin Kampl.
Angeliño tries a shot from a narrow angle but it’s wide for a goal kick.
53rd minute, GOOOAAL for Leipzig!
Laimer puts a fantastic pass through the centre of the defence into space for Nkunku, who has races away from the Bayern defence before slotting past Neuer to make it 2-2!
58th minute, goal for Bayern:
Instant response from the hosts. Gnabry is sent down the right-hand flank and crosses into the middle. Gvardiol slides back and deflects the cross, but the ball ricochets and takes a big deflection past a wrong-footed Pete. That’s unfortunate. FCB lead again.
Kimmich plays a great pass to Gnabry, who finds Lewandowski. The attacker beats out Klostermann to the ball but puts his shot just wide of the right-hand post.
Szoboszlai with a powerful shot from outside the area. Neuer is equal to it.
Henrichs comes on for Mukiele.
Another change: Poulsen is on, replacing Silva.
Forsberg with a double chance! Some good combination play down the right sees Henrichs down the flank before cutting back to Forsberg. The substitute shoots first time and sees his shot blocked, before his rebound goes straight at Neuer. That could have been the equaliser!
Sané looks to increase the Bayern lead, but his shot is no problem for Pete.
A strong performance from RBL, but Bayern see out the win and the points stay in Munich.