“We greet from the top of the table, so it was not a bad Sunday for FC Bayern,” said Vice-Captain Thomas Müller. “We are one point ahead, now we are going on. If we had known during the winter break that we were leaders after the game, we would have signed it. ”
Leipzig’s lead was four points after the first half of the season. Bayern (43 points), Leipzig (42), Borussia Dortmund (39) and Mönchengladbach (39) are now at the top of the table after the fourth matchday, with Gladbach still catching up on the home game against Cologne that was canceled on Sunday due to the storm depth “Sabine” got to.
“Very, very exciting this year”
Bayern coach Hansi Flick is looking forward to a tight title race after the difficultly defended top of the table. “The Bundesliga is very, very exciting this year, and everyone wants that. There are some teams that have the ability and quality to become champions, ”said Flick.
Like Flick, his Leipzig colleague Julian Nagelsmann did not want the exciting but not high-class top game to be of any importance for the title fight. “We don’t have to be champions,” said the 32-year-old again. “We would like to be in the top four.” Leipzig would play the Champions League again.
Nagelsmann did not want to speak of a felt winner or felt loser either. But the brave appearance after the break could bring plenty of confidence despite four competitive games without a win. The players also saw it that way. “Our position has not deteriorated. The table is narrow, which is good for German football, ”said Leipzig goalie Peter Gulacsi.
Werner mourns top chance
After a dominant start, Bayern were lucky for 75,000 fans in the sold-out Allianz Arena that the ambitious challenger had missed top chances after the break. Above all, the German team striker Timo Werner, who stood alone in front of national team colleague Manuel Neuer.
“In a game like this, you have to put balls like this in order to win,” said Werner. But: “In the end we go out with a 0-0, with which we can be satisfied.” Especially since on the Bayern side, Leon Goretzka, after preliminary work by Robert Lewandowski, had the winning goal on his feet. “It was a great opportunity, I usually put it in, even if the goalkeeper reacted well,” said Goretzka.
German Bundesliga, round 21:
Bayern Munich 0-0 Leipzig
Bavaria: Alaba played through
Leipzig: Sabitzer and Laimer played through, Wolf on the bench
Mönchengladbach – Cologne
Canceled due to storm warning
Leverkusen – Dortmund 4: 3 (2: 2)
Goals: Volland (20th, 43rd), Bailey (81st), Lars Bender (82nd) and Hummels (22nd), Can (33rd), Guerreiro (64th)
Leverkusen: Dragovic from 89th minute, Özcan on the bench
Schalke – Paderborn 1: 1 (0: 0)
Goals: Kutucu (63.) or Gjasula (81.)
Schalke: Schöpf played through, Gregoritsch up to 56th minute, Burgstaller and Langer on the bench
Wolfsburg 1-1 Duesseldorf (0-1)
Goals: Steffen (50th) or Zimmermann (13th)
Red card: Pongracic (48./Wolfsburg)
Wolfsburg: Schlager played through, Pervan on the bench
Düsseldorf: Stöger and Suttner played through
Freiburg 1-0 Hoffenheim (1-0)
Goal: Waldschmidt (40th / penalty)
Freiburg: Lienhart on the bench
Hoffenheim: Baumgartner and Grillitsch played through, Posch up to 60th minute
Bremen – Union Berlin 0: 2 (0: 0)
Goals: Bülter (52nd, 72nd)
Bremen: Friedl played through
Berlin: Trimmel played through
Hertha BSC 1-3 Mainz (0-1)
Goals: Boyata (84th) or Quaison (17th, 82nd, 94th / penalty)
Yellow / red card: Wolf (89./Hertha)
Mainz: Onisiwo from 81st minute, Mwene on the bench
Frankfurt – Augsburg 5-0 (1-0)
Goals: Chandler (37th, 48th), Andre Silva (55th), Kostic (89th, 90th)
Frankfurt: Hinteregger and Ilsanker played through