Bayern led 1-0 against Leipzig after an early Serge Gnabry goal. They were looking in cruise control, but the visitors scored three second-half goals to turn the match, and the Bundesliga title race, on its head. Borussia Dortmund can go two points clear with one matchday remaining with a win on Sunday against Augsburg. The win, Leipzig’s first in Munich and only their second victory over the German champions secured the visitor’s Champions League football next season.
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Borussia Dortmund to lift the Bundesliga title after a decade
Borussia Dortmund have two matches in hand and they are just a point behind Bayern. If they win their remaining games then Germany will see their new Champion in 10 years. Bayern came into the match knowing that two wins in their last two games would snare an 11th straight league title. Bayern started like a champion but Leipzig made a brilliant comeback in the second half and clinched the victory to secure their spot in the Champions League next season. Their victory at the Allianz Arena also gave Dortmund a huge opportunity to finally lift the title after a wait of a decade. Dortmund lifted the title in 2011/12 when Lewandowski was part of their team. If they win this season, It will mean they win the title again after Lewandowski’s departure from Germany. Dortmund will face Augsburg in an away fixture on Sunday.
What happened in the Bayern vs Leipzig match?
Gnabry settled Bayern’s nerves after 25 minutes, blasting a rising shot in off the left post. Bayern looked to take the speed out of the game and exert control, but Leipzig struck against the run of play on the counter after 65 minutes. Konrad Laimer widely tipped for a move to Bayern in the summer, took advantage of a superb team move to rocket the ball home. A shellshocked Bayern tried to fight back but soon found themselves behind, after Benjamin Pavard brought down Christopher Nkunku in the box.
The France forward smashed the ball home from the spot, giving Yann Sommer no chance. Leipzig won another penalty with four minutes remaining after a handball. The Hungarian Dominik Szoboszlai slammed it home and secured their Champions League spot for the next season.