Bayern Munich continued their march in direction of an eighth straight Bundesliga title as Hansi Flick’s males got here from behind to win in fashion at Bayer Leverkusen.
A 10th successive victory in all competitions retains Bayern seven factors clear on the prime of the standings.
The hosts have been with out star man Kai Havertz and have been unable construct on Lucas Alario’s early opener as Bayern took management of the match.
Objectives from Kingsley Coman, Leon Goretzka, Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski secured a convincing 4-2 victory for Hansi Flick’s males, who want simply two victories to safe the title.
Coman raced via to coolly degree, with Goretzka firing house a high-quality left-footed shot earlier than Gnabry rubbed salt into the injuries on the stroke of half-time.
Lewandowski’s 44th strike up to now this time period – his best-ever aim haul from a single season – ended the tie as a contest, though 17-year-old Florian Wirtz won’t neglect his late stunner on a day when gamers wore ‘Black Lives Matter’ armbands.
Emre Can’s aim noticed Borussia Dortmund edge previous Hertha Berlin 1-Zero in a match the place gamers from each side knelt collectively across the centre circle previous to kick-off.
Dortmund gamers additionally warmed up for the encounter with T-shirts saying ‘No Justice, No Peace’ and ‘United Collectively’.
The German Soccer Affiliation (DFB) introduced earlier this week it might not penalise anybody campaigning in opposition to racism within the ‘coming match days’ after a number of gamers final week paid tribute to George Floyd.
Floyd, an African-American, was killed in Minneapolis final week after a white police officer pressed his knee into his neck whereas in custody. Floyd’s loss of life has sparked protests throughout the USA and the remainder of the world.
England and Dortmund ahead Jadon Sancho was amongst those that paid tribute to Mr Floyd final week and he began in opposition to Hertha at Sign Iduna Park, the place Emre Can’s 57th-minute aim was all that separated the perimeters.
RB Leipzig stay third however fell 4 factors behind Dortmund after Christian Strohdiek’s last-gasp effort secured a 1-1 draw for rock-bottom Paderborn.
Timo Werner, who’s near finishing a deal to affix Premier League aspect Chelsea, teed up Patrik Schick to open the scoring after 27 minutes however Dayot Upamecano noticed pink simply earlier than half-time for Leipzig.
It appeared the hosts would prevail with 10 males however Strohdiek struck two minutes into added-on time to earn Paderborn some extent.
Rouwen Hennings scored in every half to safe a 2-2 draw for Fortuna Dusseldorf at house to 10-man Hoffenheim.
The guests fell behind and have been then a person down after captain Benjamin Huebner was despatched off contained in the opening 10 minutes however Moanes Dabbur levelled shortly afterwards, then Steven Zuber put them forward after the hour mark.
With 14 minutes remaining, Hennings scored a penalty as the perimeters settled for an entertaining draw.
Objectives within the 43rd and 77th minutes from Moussa Niakhate and substitute Pierre Kunde respectively sealed a 2-Zero win for Mainz at native rivals Eintracht Frankfurt – a hit which improves the guests’ survival hopes.
Full Bundesliga outcomes from Saturday:
Bayer Leverkusen 2-Four Bayern Munich
RB Leipzig 1-1 Paderborn
Borussia Dortmund 1-Zero Hertha Berlin
Dusseldorf 2-2 Hoffenheim
Eintracht Frankfurt 0-2 Mainz