By ESPNSTAR.com staff
The Bavarians, who possessed an eight-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga table, went into the game against Freiburg as overwhelming favourites.
After taking an early lead via Thomas Muller's penalty, Bayern Munich went in search of another but failed to convert their chances. Nevertheless, a red card for Freiburg's Fallou Diagne put an end to the home team's hopes of an equalizer, before Anatoliy Tymoshchuk scored a much deserved second goal for Heynckes' men.
Despite his team being in the ascendency for most of the game, Heynckes told the club's official website that he was relieved to have come away with three points.
"It's always tough in Freiburg, they're a very good team," Heynckes stated.
"We failed to increase our lead much earlier in the match. That would have made it far easier to see the game through to the end. As it was, Manuel Neuer had to make a magnificent save with the score still 1-0."
Bayern skipper Philipp Lahm Lahm urged his team-mates to keep up their level of performance, ensuring the club go into the winter break on the back of a winning run.
"We'll spend the winter break on top, and that's actually very, very important," Lahm stressed.
"But we still have a couple of games and targets before the mid-season break: we want to extend our advantage in the Bundesliga, finish top of our Champions League group, and make the next round of the cup. We'll stay focused and keep working."
Bayern Munich's next Bundesliga fixture sees them welcome rivals Borussia Dortmund to the Allianz Arena on Saturday.