Bayern Munich Rips Bayer Leverkusen, Red Bull Fails Once Again
Bayern Munich rolled over Bayer Leverkusen on the road, showing that they are the undisputed rulers of German football at this moment.
Lewandowski’s Run Continues, Havertz’s Controversial Action
One of the biggest favorites for winning the European Golden Shoe, Robert Lewandowski netted his 30th goal today, in Bayern’s 2-4 win on the road. When mentioning scorers, Florian Wirtz became the youngest ever player in the Bundesliga to put his name on the scoresheet.
The game in Leverkusen was very interesting and had a controversial intro. Kai Havertz, arguably the biggest talent in Europe, notified Bayer’s coach one hour before the game that he won’t be able to play due to a muscle injury he earned during the warmup.
Immediately many saw Bayern’s touch in this one and started suggesting that the youngster received an offer from the champions which would see him transferring to Allianz Arena at the end of the season, but as a condition, he had to skip this event.
Of course, without Havertz, Leverkusen’s attack was way below the required level of play, and the guests didn’t have too many troubles.
Lucas Alario scored the opener, bringing the lead to the hosts, but after that, Bayern started pounding hard. Until the end of the first 45 minutes, Hansi Flick’s guys scored three times. Kingsley Coman in the 21st minute, Leon Gorretzka in 42nd, Serge Gnabry in the first minute of the stoppage time.
Lewandowski netted his 30th Bundesliga goal, making it clear that he won’t be giving up his top goalscorer title that easy. One minute before the end, Florian Wirtz decreased the gap, and became the youngest ever scorer in this competition. With 17 years and 34 days, he would also become the youngest ever player who played for Bayer.
Borussia Defeats Hertha, Red Bull Slips Once Again
In the last game of the day, the Millionaires defeated Hertha at home with 1-0. The only goal in this event was delivered by Emre Can, who hit the back of the net in the 58th minute.
With four rounds to go, they have 7 points fewer than Bayern but are four points away from RB Leipzig in the third place and seven points ahead of Leverkusen, who is chasing the Champions League place.
Red Bull played 1-1 at home against the last-placed Paderborn, even though they had everything in their hands. Shick scored the first goal, after 27 minutes of play, but Upamekano received the second yellow card, which meant that the hosts had to play with one man fewer on the pitch. Christian Strohdiek crushed all the hopes of the hosts in the second minute of the stoppage time. This time Timo Werner couldn’t save them.
The current situation in the standings is not very good for the Bulls, who don’t have room for any mistakes in the remaining four rounds.
In other matches, Fortuna Dusseldorf and Hoffenheim played 2-2, while Eintracht Frankfurt suffered a massive slap in the face at home. The Eagles were defeated by Mainz 0-2, upsetting their fans enormously.