On the 30th matchday of the Bundesliga, FC Bayern Munich took another big step towards defending their title: After pursuers RB Leipzig had messed up at 1. FC Köln, coach Hansi Flick’s team won 2-0 (2-0) against Bayer Leverkusen , expanded the lead at the top of the table to ten points and can thus become champions in Mainz on Saturday.
The win against Leverkusen was the first game since coach Hansi Flick expressed his wish to terminate the contract after the current season as a result of the 3-2 win at VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday.
Leverkusen suffered their first defeat in the fourth game under new coach Hannes Wolf, but still held sixth in the Europa Conference League qualification.
The evening was overshadowed by the discussions about the Super League founded by twelve top international clubs. In a press release sent in the afternoon, those responsible for FC Bayern criticized the project and ruled out their own participation.
Hansi Flick (Bayern coach): “Before the game, I told the team that we could take a huge step in the right direction, and that is what we did. We now want to win in Mainz too. I am very satisfied with the team, we wanted zero , we succeeded. “
FC Bayern – Bayer 04 Leverkusen: The voices
Hannes Wolf (Leverkusen coach): “We had set ourselves a lot, but we are already behind after seven minutes. After the 2-0 draw, confidence fell. We tightened up at halftime and played an open game. Bayern still had a few chances, but also We had a few moments when we were close. You need a great day against Bayern. Now it’s time to get the points against Frankfurt in order to be back in Europe. ”
Sven Bender (Leverkusen): “We know that we still have to win a few more games, but it would have been good to take something away with us. I don’t want to criticize Bayern’s performance, I think they played very well. But we could do a lot more We showed very little of what we set out to do in the first half. “
Leverkusen started quite brave and thus had its share in a balanced initial phase with penalty area scenes on both sides. While Leverkusen striker Schick acted unsuccessfully in front of the goal, FC Bayern used their chances extremely effectively. Choupo-Moting (7th) and Kimmich (13th) took an early 2-0 lead.
Both goals were preceded by crosses from Alaba, who was again in midfield and this time more convincing than last. Flick only changed his starting XI in one position after beating Wolfsburg: Coman replaced Sane.
Leverkusen: Hradecky – Tah, Sven Bender (70th Amiri), Tapsoba – Frimpong (46th Wirtz), Aranguiz (60th Demirbay), Palacios, Sinkgraven (83rd Wendell) – Diaby (46th Bellarabi), Bailey – Schick
FC Bayern – Bayer 04 Leverkusen: The lineups
The left full-back had problems with the agile Coman in his backward effort and acted far too imprecisely when he had possession of the ball. Sinkgraven made by far the most ball losses at Leverkusen (20) and also had a weak pass rate of just under 65 percent. Before the 2-0 he put the ball on Kimmich perfectly.