Julian Nagelsmann’s league leaders took just over 10 minutes to establish the lead as Leipzig lost the ball in their own third, which gave Robert Lewandowski a huge chance.
The usually clinical forward failed to beat Péter Gulácsi, but the parried shot fell straight to Thomas Müller for a tap-in. Incredibly, that goal means Bayern have now scored in 68 consecutive Bundesliga matches, but they were by no means in control of this one. Dani Olmo forced Manuel Neuer into a brace of quality saves, before the visitors found a deserved equaliser. Konrad Laimer’s chipped shot was drifting narrowly wide, before André Silva arrived to turn it in at the back post, stunning the Allianz Arena.
The hosts responded immediately, as Kinglsey Coman’s wayward cross needed to be tipped onto the post by Gulácsi. Müller remained at the heart of the action, as his powerful header restored the lead, only for VAR to overturn the goal after Lewandowski had fouled Joško Gvardiol in the build-up. Bayern’s talisman soon made up for his challenge, though, meeting Coman’s cross with a forceful header to put his side ahead moments before the interval.
Dominik Szoboszlai was introduced at the break, and he had an instant impact on the Leipzig performance as they found a second leveller when Laimer slotted through to Christopher Nkunku, who coolly slotted through Neuer’s legs. This topsy-turvy affair continued to entertain, and Bayern restored the lead moments later as Serge Gnabry’s low cross was deflected into his own net by Gvardiol on the hour mark.
There were few signs of the game losing its intensity in the closing stages, as Lewandowski spurned multiple chances to finish the game before Szboszlai’s fearsome effort needed saving by Neuer. Ultimately, Domenico Tedesco’s men were unable to find a third equaliser, leaving them three points adrift of the top four, and this latest disappointing result means they have failed to win any of their six trips to the Allianz Arena. Meanwhile, Bayern are steamrolling towards a 31st Bundesliga crown in some style.
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