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RB Leipzig 0-1 Bayern Munich: Leon Goretzka scores as visitors move seven points clear

Leon Goretzka celebrates
Leon Goretzka has scored seven goals in all competitions this season

Bayern Munich moved seven points clear, and a step closer to a ninth successive Bundesliga title, with a win over closest rivals RB Leipzig.

Midfielder Leon Goretzka scored the winner, drilling a Thomas Muller cutback into the top right corner.

Marcel Sabitzer came closest for Leipzig, forcing Manuel Neuer to tip over from distance.

Bayern continue their Champions League defence in the quarter-finals against Paris St-Germain on Wednesday.

Leipzig are all but guaranteed to qualify for the Champions League for a third successive season, as they hold a 14-point lead over fifth-placed Borussia Dortmund, who lost against Eintracht Frankfurt earlier on Saturday.

Bayern, who are without star striker Robert Lewandowski for up to a month with a knee injury, host Union Berlin next Saturday (14:30 BST), while Leipzig travel to Werder Bremen at the same time.

The assistant referee uses Manuel Neuer's towel to try and fix a hole in the net
The game was delayed for almost five minutes before kick-off because of a hole in the side netting of the Bayern Munich goal. Manuel Neuer's towel was initially used to try to solve the issue, before cable ties fixed it.

Line-ups

RB Leipzig

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Gulácsi
  • 22MukieleBooked at 26mins
  • 4Orban
  • 5UpamecanoBooked at 61mins
  • 16Klostermann
  • 25OlmoSubstituted forPoulsenat 73'minutesSubstituted forKonatéat 88'minutes
  • 14AdamsSubstituted forHwang Hee-Chanat 82'minutes
  • 7SabitzerBooked at 37mins
  • 18Nkunku
  • 10ForsbergSubstituted forKluivertat 45'minutes
  • 8HaidaraSubstituted forSørlothat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Konaté
  • 9Poulsen
  • 11Hwang Hee-Chan
  • 13Tschauner
  • 19Sørloth
  • 20Samardzic
  • 21Kluivert
  • 33Martínez
  • 39Henrichs

Bayern Munich

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Neuer
  • 5Pavard
  • 4Süle
  • 27Alaba
  • 21HernándezBooked at 81mins
  • 6KimmichBooked at 33mins
  • 18GoretzkaSubstituted forMusialaat 72'minutes
  • 10SanéSubstituted forMartínez Aguinagaat 81'minutes
  • 25Müller
  • 29ComanSubstituted forGnabryat 72'minutes
  • 13Choupo-Moting

Substitutes

  • 7Gnabry
  • 8Martínez Aguinaga
  • 20Sarr
  • 22Roca
  • 23Nianzou
  • 28Oliveira Dantas
  • 32Scott
  • 35Nübel
  • 42Musiala
Referee:
Daniel Siebert

Match Stats

Home TeamRB LeipzigAway TeamBayern Munich
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, RB Leipzig 0, FC Bayern München 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, RB Leipzig 0, FC Bayern München 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, RB Leipzig. Conceded by Benjamin Pavard.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Serge Gnabry.

  6. Post update

    Willi Orban (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Javi Martínez (FC Bayern München).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Hwang Hee-Chan (RB Leipzig).

  9. Post update

    Jamal Musiala (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, RB Leipzig. Ibrahima Konaté replaces Yussuf Poulsen because of an injury.

  11. Post update

    Offside, RB Leipzig. Alexander Sørloth tries a through ball, but Yussuf Poulsen is caught offside.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig).

  13. Post update

    Serge Gnabry (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Alexander Sørloth (RB Leipzig).

  15. Post update

    Benjamin Pavard (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Corner, RB Leipzig. Conceded by Benjamin Pavard.

  17. Post update

    Offside, FC Bayern München. Javi Martínez tries a through ball, but Thomas Müller is caught offside.

  18. Post update

    Offside, FC Bayern München. Benjamin Pavard tries a through ball, but Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is caught offside.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Justin Kluivert (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

  20. Post update

    Corner, RB Leipzig. Conceded by Lucas Hernández.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 3rd April 2021

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich27204379354464
2RB Leipzig27176448222657
3Wolfsburg27159346222454
4Frankfurt271311355371850
5B Dortmund271341055391643
6B Leverkusen27127845321343
7B Mgladbach2710984641539
8Union Berlin2691164032838
9Freiburg27107104041-137
10Stuttgart269984741636
11Augsburg2795132941-1232
12Hoffenheim2786134147-630
13Werder Bremen2679103138-730
14Mainz2767142746-1925
15Hertha Berlin2666143145-1424
16Köln2758142547-2223
17Arminia Bielefeld2765162146-2523
18Schalke2717191771-5410
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