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Bayern beats Leipzig with Kane’s late goal and remains in the fight for the Bundesliga

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Bayern beats Leipzig with Kane’s late goal and remains in the fight for the Bundesliga

After three consecutive defeats – two in Bundesliga and one in Champions League -, o Bayern Munchen stopped the free fall with a home victory for 2 a 1 with a late goal over the RB Leipzigthis Saturday (24), in the most prominent duel of the 23rd round.

Harry Kane he was the one who kept Bayern in the title race, with a double (56′ and 90’+1). Before the decisive goal, the Slovenian Benjamin Sesko had equalized for Leipzig (70′).

“It’s a very important victory. It’s been a difficult week but we have to show strength and determination. That’s what I think we did today. We have to change the trend and today’s game can help”, declared Kane as he passed through the mixed zone.

With eleven rounds remaining in the Bundesliga, Bayern is still eight points behind leaders Bayer Leverkusen (53 points against 61), who on Friday beat Mainz (17th) 2-1, extending their spectacular streak to 33 games without lose, a record for a German club.

Never in the history of the Bundesliga has a club managed to overcome that gap with eleven games to go, but Bayern are much more used to fighting for the top of the table than Leverkusen.

“We will never give up. We have to put pressure on Leverkusen, who are having an incredible season. But there are still games to play”, said Kane.

The soul of Bayern’s giant team was felt this Saturday, with a complicated, hard-worked victory accompanied by a dose of luck.

– Tuchel ea mala –

With the double, Kane scored his 26th and 27th goals in this Bundesliga, a competition in which he debuts this season after coming from Tottenham and in which he leads the goalscorer.

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His first goal of the game came after an assist from Jamal Musiala. The 30-year-old English star beat Janis Blaswich with a powerful left-foot shot from just a little angle.

Kane persistently tried for the second in the final stretch and was rewarded at 90+1, with a pass from Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting.

This victory calms the mood at Bayern, which was coming off defeats to Bayer Leverkusen (3×0), Lazio (1×0) and Bochum (3×2), which also led this week to the announcement that its coach Thomas Tuchel will not continue in the role next week. season.

As if it were a symbolic gesture, Tuchel spent part of the match on a metal briefcase in the center of his technical area, sometimes standing, sometimes sitting on it.

“I brought it specially from home. It’s an aluminum suitcase, all my things are already inside,” Tuchel joked at the press conference.

Bayern’s mission will now be to confirm this improvement next weekend when visiting Freiburg, before the crucial second leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League against Lazio, where they will have to reverse the situation after the defeat (1-0) suffered. In Rome.

– Stuttgart stumble –

Earlier, Stuttgart (3rd) was unable to overcome the draw at home (1-1) against Cologne (16º).

The team thus missed a great opportunity to reinforce its position in the ‘Champions zone’ and was six points behind Bayern.

After opening the scoring with a goal from Frenchman Enzo Millot at the start of the second half (53′), Stuttgart saw Cologne equalize at the Mercedes-Benz Arena through Eric Martel nine minutes later (62′).

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Millot wasted a great chance shortly afterwards to give the home team the victory (68′). After receiving a great assist from Serhou Guirassy, ​​the French midfielder was alone at the penalty spot, but failed face to face with Cologne goalkeeper Marvin Schwäbe.

Stuttgart now has 47 points, seven more than the first team outside the Champions League zone, RB Leipzig (5th, 40 points).

On Sunday, Borussia Dortmund, fourth with 41 points, could be three points behind Stuttgart and the podium. To do this, the Aurinegro team needs to win the duel against Hoffenheim (10th).

In the other games this Saturday, the highlight was the 5-2 victory of Borussia Mönchengladbach (11th) over Bochum (13th).

The other two matches of the day ended in draws: 1-1 between Werder Bremen (7th) and last-placed Darmstadt (18th), and 2-2 between Union Berlin (12th) and Heidenheim (9th).

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