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Bayern Munich beat Monchengladbach to move one win away from Bundesliga title

Leon Goretzka scores
Bayern have won 13 consecutive matches in all competitions. It is their longest competitive winning streak since December 2017 to February 2018

Champions-elect Bayern Munich found a late winner to see off Borussia Monchengladbach and move to within one win of another Bundesliga title.

Bayern were far from their best but Leon Goretzka nipped in to poke home the winner four minutes from time.

Hansi Flick's side will win the title for a record 30th time if they beat Werder Bremen on Tuesday.

Teenage striker Joshua Zirkzee had put Bayern ahead before Benjamin Pavard's own goal levelled the match.

Gladbach stay in the final Champions League place despite the late loss - but they have now won just one of their last five.

Borussia Dortmund's stoppage-time winner earlier on Saturday meant that the title could not be secured this weekend, and that perhaps helped set the tone for a sluggish Bayern display.

The suspensions of Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski - who have a combined 60 goals and assists in the league this season - also looked likely to be crucial.

Gladbach were the better side early on and thought they were ahead when Jonas Hofmann ran in and scored but the video assistant referee called it back for offside.

Substitute Breel Embolo then somehow missed from a yard out for Monchengladbach before Yann Sommer's error gifted Bayern the opener.

Joshua Zirkzee
Joshua Zirkzee has scored four goals in eight Bundesliga appearances. The only other teenager to net more than three in his first eight BL matches for Bayern is Gerd Muller (7)

The Swiss keeper's pass went straight to Zirkzee, and the Dutch stand-in confidently steered into an open goal from 20 yards.

Gladbach were level before the break through another error, France defender Pavard sliding in to clear Patrick Herrmann's low cross but only planting into his own net.

Manuel Neuer had to make several saves in the second half but more sleepy defending led to the late winner.

A crossfield ball should have been cut out but Pavard was able to reach it and cut back for Goretzka to finish from a few yards out.

Line-ups

Bayern Munich

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Neuer
  • 5Pavard
  • 17Boateng
  • 27Alaba
  • 21HernándezSubstituted forDaviesat 62'minutes
  • 32Kimmich
  • 18Goretzka
  • 22Gnabry
  • 11CuisanceSubstituted forComanat 62'minutes
  • 14PerisicSubstituted forMartínez Aguinagaat 88'minutes
  • 35ZirkzeeSubstituted forWriedtat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Odriozola
  • 8Martínez Aguinaga
  • 19Davies
  • 26Ulreich
  • 28Singh
  • 29Coman
  • 34Batista Meier
  • 38Wriedt
  • 42Musiala

B Mgladbach

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Sommer
  • 18LainerBooked at 69mins
  • 28Ginter
  • 30ElvediSubstituted forJantschkeat 45'minutes
  • 25BensebainiBooked at 45mins
  • 32Neuhaus
  • 6Kramer
  • 7HerrmannSubstituted forWendtat 70'minutes
  • 13Stindl
  • 23Hofmann
  • 10ThuramSubstituted forEmboloat 10'minutesSubstituted forBénesat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Doucouré
  • 16Traoré
  • 17Wendt
  • 21Sippel
  • 22Bénes
  • 24Jantschke
  • 26Müsel
  • 27Quizera
  • 36Embolo
Referee:
Felix Zwayer

Match Stats

Home TeamBayern MunichAway TeamB Mgladbach
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Bayern München 2, Borussia Mönchengladbach 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 2, Borussia Mönchengladbach 1.

  3. Post update

    Offside, FC Bayern München. David Alaba tries a through ball, but Kwasi Okyere Wriedt is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Hand ball by Lars Stindl (Borussia Mönchengladbach).

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Stefan Lainer (Borussia Mönchengladbach) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Florian Neuhaus (Borussia Mönchengladbach) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern München).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lars Stindl (Borussia Mönchengladbach) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Tony Jantschke with a headed pass.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Bayern München. Javi Martínez replaces Ivan Perisic.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Florian Neuhaus (Borussia Mönchengladbach) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lars Stindl.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! FC Bayern München 2, Borussia Mönchengladbach 1. Leon Goretzka (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Benjamin Pavard with a cross.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Borussia Mönchengladbach. László Bénes replaces Breel Embolo.

  13. Post update

    Hand ball by Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern München).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kwasi Okyere Wriedt (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kingsley Coman with a headed pass.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Lars Stindl (Borussia Mönchengladbach).

  16. Post update

    Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Bayern München. Kwasi Okyere Wriedt replaces Joshua Zirkzee.

  18. Post update

    Lars Stindl (Borussia Mönchengladbach) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jérôme Boateng (FC Bayern München).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Breel Embolo (Borussia Mönchengladbach).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 13th June 2020

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich31234492316173
2B Dortmund31206582354766
3RB Leipzig311711377324562
4B Mgladbach31175958382056
5B Leverkusen30175856401656
6Wolfsburg31121094438646
7Hoffenheim31127124252-1043
8Freiburg31119114143-242
9Frankfurt31115155356-338
10Hertha Berlin31108134455-1138
11Schalke30911103547-1238
12Köln31105164859-1135
13Union Berlin31105163754-1735
14Augsburg3088144157-1632
15Mainz3094173962-2331
16Düsseldorf31610153361-2828
17Werder Bremen3177173564-2928
18Paderborn3148193467-3320
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