Bayern Munich is back at the top of the German Bundesliga! At least provisionally. This Saturday at the Allianz Arena, the Bavarian team hosted the recently-promoted side, Union Berlin, and defeated them 2-1. Benjamin Pavard and Robert Lewandowski – as always – scored for the hosts, as Sebastian Polter diminished for the capital’s team.
Bayern Munich now has 18 points, one more than new runner-up Freiburg and two ahead of third-placed Borussia Dortmund. However, Borussia Monchengladbach will still play this Sunday against Eintracht Frankfurt and can go top of the Bundesliga in case of a win. Union Berlin counts on only seven points and is at the 15th place right now in the standings.
The match at the Allianz Arena was very busy and emotional. It had a little bit of everything. Bayern’s and Germany’s national team’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer saved a penalty early in the match.
Afterward, Pavard, in a similar shot that granted him the Best Goal in the 2018 Russia World Cup, as he slotted home a true Masterpiece against Argentina back in the Round of 16.
Then, Lewandowski, who made the second for the hosts, and achieved yet another milestone with the Bavarian shirt. The Polish striker scored the second goal of the game and became the first player to swing the net in all of the first nine matches of the German Bundesliga, surpassing the achievement of Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who had scored goals in the 2015/2016 season’s first eight Matchdays when he played for Borussia Dortmund. Nowadays, the Gabonese play for Arsenal. he defends Arsenal.
Also, with the goal, Lewa got to a large advantage in the race for the Golden Boot in the German League. He’s got 13 goals in 9 matches. Ridiculous numbers. What a player he is.
Union Berlin team reduced the gap through Sebastian Polter on a late penalty kick but it was too late. 2-1 Bayern Munich.
Bayern Munich capitalized on a goalless draw in the derby between Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund, and RB Leipzig’s 2-1 defeat by Freiburg away.