Bayern Munich defeated Borussia Dortmund in the most important game of the season, getting away to seven points from their biggest rivals, and putting one hand on the trophy.
Bayern Didn’t Dominate But Prevails
We can’t say that the guests from Munich played better than Millionaires. Furthermore, it was Borussia who pressured more obviously. However, what separated the two sides was one goal and one pretty obvious mistake of the main referee Stieler who didn’t award a clear penalty to the home team.
It was interesting that there was no VAR replay, or even some protests from Borussia’s side as if they wanted not to make a big deal out of it.
The only goal in the match came in the 43rd minute, and it was a stunner from Joshua Kimmich, who lobbed Burki from the edge of the box. The German midfielder evaluated the position of the hosts’ goalkeeper properly and, after that, sent a laser-precise shot. Burki did touch the ball but wasn’t able to divert it well enough to prevent a goal.
After that, we saw several chances on both sides, but they didn’t change anything. Neuer was excellent on Bayern’s goal, while on the other side, the Millionaires’ were saved by the post once Lewandowski took a shot in the latter stage of the match.
With this victory, Bayern now has 64 points, and Borussia 57. with the note, that RB Leipzig plays tomorrow and that they have the opportunity to level themselves with the team from Dortmund.
This was the last chance for Lucien Favre’s side to close the gap between them and the Bavarians. During the finish of the previous campaign, they allowed Bayern to jump over them in the final few rounds, and this loss once again made their fans pretty frustrated. The social networks are already flooded with numerous comments, which suggest that Borussia has to change something; otherwise, they are bound to stay in the shadow of the team from Munich.
Wild Game in Eintracht, Fireworks in Leverkusen
Eintracht Frankfurt and Freiburg played one very good match in which we saw six goals, and no winners. The result was 3-3, with the note that the guests had a two-goal lead at one point.
In the end, one point for each side, and we can say that neither of the teams was satisfied with the outcome. Eintracht is still near the relegation zone, while Freiburg loses pace with the teams who are fighting for the European competitions.
One of them was Wolfsburg, who trashed Bayer in Leverkusen with 1-4. It was a hard slap in the face for the home team who was aiming to strengthen its position in the Champions League area. The hosts were looking pretty confident over these two weeks, and nobody expected them to lose.
They are now fifth in the standings, one place away from the UCL ticket, because Borussia Monchengladbach played 0-0 on the road against Werder, catching up the rivals from Leverkusen, and jumping over them in the standings. Meanwhile, Werder is second to the last. The situation in Bundesliga is complicating, and apart from the title race, both the relegation battle and the race for the Champions League are heating up.