Dominant Bayern outclass Leipzig

FC Bayern München displayed their class when they beat 10-man RB Leipzig 3-0 in Wednesday’s top-of-the-table clash at the Allianz Arena.

  • FC Bayern München 3 RB Leipzig 0
  • Alcantara gives hosts the lead
  • Alonso doubles their advantage
  • Forsberg sent off for visitors
  • Lewandowski penalty seals win

Match Summary

Bayern started well and would soon open the scoring when Thiago Alcantara poked home in the 17th minute. Their dominance was highlighted when Xabi Alonso added a second goal after good work from Alcantara in the 25th minute.

After Emil Forsberg saw red, Robert Lewandowski put the game to bed with a penalty in the 45th minute after Douglas Costa was fouled. Leipzig were never in the contest but showed character in not conceding in the second half.

Full Report

Bayern, as expected, dominated possession with Arjen Robben looking lively on the wing. Die Bullen pressed aggressively but were found out after 17 minutes when Thiago scored after good work by Philipp Lahm.

His cross found Lewandowski, who hit the post, but the Spaniard was on hand to poke home past Peter Gulacsi.

The visitors were struggling to get into the contest and it was 2-0 in the 25th minute after good work in central midfield by the Bavarians. After Naby Keita was dispossessed, Thiago played in Alonso to finish expertly with a strike to the far post.

Matters got worse for Leipzig when Forsberg was shown a red card for an awful challenge on Lahm in the 30th minute.

The match was virtually over in the 45th minute when Douglas Costa was brought down by Gulacsi, and Lewandowski stepped up to convert the penalty.

After the break, Bayern’s dominance continued with Lewandowski trying an audacious lob which landed on the roof of the net.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side were showing great character with 10 men although they were creating virtually nothing in attack as the defending champions almost completely bossed the ball.

Gulacsi would keep the score respectable in the 86th minute with a fine save from a Costa free-kick. However, he rode his luck soon after when Franck Ribery skipped past Bernardo before firing a shot that hit the underside of the bar and bounced clear.