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Bayern Munich beats Cologne 2-0 and delays Leverkusen’s championship

Berlin. Bayer Leverkusen’s alirón will have to wait… at least until Sunday. Bayern Munich (2) did their part by defeating Cologne 2-0 this Saturday in the German Bundesliga match, thus preventing Leverkusen from winning the title at least until their match on Sunday against Werder Bremen.

With five dates left until the conclusion of the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich is 13 points behind the undefeated leader, Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen (63 by 76), who must beat Werder Bremen on Sunday at their BayArena (12 ) to mathematically secure their first Bundesliga title.

Stuttgart (3, 60 points) receives Eintracht Frankfurt (6, 42 points) this Saturday and could be equal on points with Bayern Munich in case of victory.

The Bavarian giant’s victory was forged in the second half, thanks to goals from Raphaël Guerreiro (65) and Thomas Müller (90+3).

Changes for the Champions League

Against Cologne (17 and in relegation) Thomas Tuchel made seven changes compared to the match in London against Arsenal, on Tuesday (2-2) in the first leg of the quarterfinals. Championsgiving a rest at the start to, among others, goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, Leroy Sané and Jamal Musiala.

Bayern’s German coach witnessed the game from the box due to the accumulation of yellow cards. Bayern took a while to open the scoring despite previous chances by Harry Kane (34) and Mathys Tel (43), aborted by the post.

It was finally defensive midfielder Raphaël Guerreiro who found the opening in the 65th minute. Following a pass from Joshua Kimmich, the Portuguese hooked the ball perfectly with his left foot, giving visiting goalkeeper Marvin Schwäbe no chance.

In added time of the second act, Müller, who played his 701st match in Bayern colors this Saturday, calmed the 75,000 spectators at the Allianz Arena by classily defining a one-on-one matchup with the goalkeeper.

The match also left good feelings under the sticks of Sven Ulreich, substitute for Manuel Neuer and who saved his team in the first half against a header from Sargis Adamyan (20) and against Steffen Tigges after a mistake by Upamecano in the final stretch .

Four days before the return to the GunnersBayern’s French striker Kingsley Coman had to be substituted due to injury.

Two other teams from the upper zone did not fail either, although both had no chance of winning the title. Leipzig (4) beat Wolfsburg 3-0 (14) with the first goal scored by Spanish international striker Dani Olmo, while Borussia Dortmund (5) defeated Borussia Moenchengladbach (11) 2-1 away from home.

Leipzig and Dortmund still have to face each other, so it seems unlikely that Bayern will fall out of the positions. Champions.

Edin Terzic’s Dortmund, who played almost the entire second half with one man less due to the expulsion of forward Karim-David Adeyemi, came out reinforced before hosting Atlético de Madrid on Tuesday in the quarterfinal second leg of the Championsafter the setback suffered at the Metropolitano (2-1).

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– 2024-04-15 23:07:46

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