Jamal Musiala scored one and made another to give Bayern Munich all three points on Julian Nagelsmann's return to RB Leipzig.
Back at the Red Bull Arena, where he spent two years as head coach, Nagelsmann named ex-Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano in his starting line-up, and Marcel Sabitzer among the substitutes. The 33-year-old was celebrating inside nine ninutes as the irrepressible Robert Lewandowski sent Peter Gulacsi the wrong way from the penalty spot after Kevin Kampl was found to have handled following a VAR review. Kampl and Konrad Laimer strikes at Manuel Neuer sandwiched Mohamed Simakan's goal-saving challenge at the feet of Serge Gnabry. Lewandowski dragged wide and Dani Olmo drew a flying save from Neuer in an all-action conclusion to the first half.
Bayern had lost Gnabry to injury before the break, but replacement winger Musiala found his range in next to no time. The second period was less than 120 seconds old when the English teenager controlled Alphonso Davies' inch-perfect cross into the box and fired into the bottom corner for 2-0. Lewandowski twice miscued either side of an Andre Silva goal ruled out by VAR for offside, before Leroy Sane applied a routine finish to Musiala's smart run and cross. Laimer thundered past Neuer from 35 yards to give Leipzig a lifeline, but the visitors refused to budge. And after Gulacsi thwarted Sabitzer late on, substitute Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting added a fourth Bayern goal as the holders moved back to within two points of early Bundesliga leaders Wolfsburg. Seven points worse off after four matches, Leipzig drop to 10th.
- Bayern are unbeaten in their last seven and have lost only one of 11 Bundesliga matches against Leipzig (W6, D4).
- Lewandowski has scored in 17 consecutive matches in all competitions.
- Musiala has scored four times across his last three competitive games for Bayern.
- Sane scored his seventh Bundesliga goal in a Bayern shirt.
- Bayern have never lost a Bundesliga game with Lucas Hernandez in the starting line-up (W24, D5).
- The record champions have scored at least once in a European record 77 consecutive competitive fixtures. Leipzig were the last team to stop them from scoring in competitive action, on 9 February 2020.
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Leipzig: Gulacsi (c) - Mukiele, Orban (Klostermann 80'), Simakan, Angelino (Gvardiol 59') - Laimer (Haidara 59'), Kampl - Szoboszlai, Olmo (Forsberg 59', Nkunku - Silva (Poulsen 71')
Unused subs: Martinez, Adams, Brobbey, Henrichs
Out: Halstenberg (ankle), Saracchi (knee)
Coach: Jesse Marsch
Bayern: Neuer (c) - Pavard (Süle 75'), Upamecano, Hernandez, Davies - Kimmich, Goretzka (Sabitzer 59') - Sane, Müller (Stanisic 75'), Gnabry (Musiala 45'+1) - Lewandowski (Choupo-Moting 59')
Unused subs: Ulreich, Sarr, Nianzou, Tillman
Out: Coman (calf), Tolisso (calf)
Coach: Julian Nagelsmann
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