RB Leipzig 0-1 Bayern Munich: No Robert Lewandowski, no problem as Leon Goretzka lives up to his ‘SCOREtzka’ nickname by firing winner against title rivals to send Bundesliga leaders seven points clear
Leon Goretzka’s first-half goal was enough to give Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich a crucial 1-0 victory at second-placed RB Leipzig on Saturday, as they opened up a seven-point lead at the top and edged closer to a ninth straight league crown.
Goretzka had been nicknamed ‘Scoretzka’ by Muller this week and tipped to provide the firepower in the absence of injured top scorer Lewandowski, and the pair combined to earn the three points.
Goretzka fired in 38th minute winner from Muller’s 15th assist of the season.
Leon Goretzka’s first-half goal was enough to secure a crucial victory for Bayern Munich
No team has lost the title after leading by seven points after the 27th matchday and with seven games remaining.
Leipzig were the better team Neither Christopher Nkunku nor Dani Olmo and Marcel Sabitzer managed to hit the target.
The latter did better on the hour with a long-range effort that forced Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer to make a fine save as he tipped the ball over the bar, but the hosts could not find an equaliser.
Bayern, facing Paris St Germain in the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday, are on 64 points, with Leipzig second on 57. VfL Wolfsburg, 1-0 winners against Cologne, are third on 54.