RB Leipzig defeated FC Bayern away for the first time in club history on Bundesliga matchday 33. Marco Rose’s side turned around a first-half deficit to defeat the record champions 3-1 in Munich. Serge Gnarby put Bayern ahead (25’) and the home side took a one-goal advantage into the break, but a Konrad Laimer goal (65’) and a penalty each for Christopher Nkunku (76’) and Dominik Szoboszlai (86’) gave RBL the win and qualification for the Champions League.
FC Bayern enjoyed a strong start to the game and Thomas Müller was denied by Janis Blaswich on 18 minutes. Seven minutes later, Serge Gnabry found the back of the net via the post and gave his side the lead. Jamal Musiala headed into the side netting (28’), before Yann Sommer pulled off a number of saves to deny a Szoboszlai volley (34’), an Nkunku shot (35’) and a header from Dani Olmo (36’) to ensure his side went into the break with the lead.
RBL were much better in the second half and were finally rewarded on the counter attack, when Konrad Laimer and three others surged downfield after a Bayern corner in a move that resulted in the midfielder nettingthe equaliser (65’).
Christopher Nkunku gave Leipzig the lead from the penalty spot (76’) after being fouled in the area by Benjamin Pavard. Dominik Szoboszlai converted RBL’s second penalty of the game in the 86th minute after Noussair Mazraoui handled the ball in the area. The win and three points ensured Leipzig will be playing Champions League football next season.
FC BAYERN MUNICH:
Sommer – de Ligt, Pavard, Kimmich, Gnabry (69′ Sané), Goretzka (69′ Gravenberch), Coman, Cancelo (86′ Upamecano), Müller, Musiala, Mazraoui (86′ Mane)
Unused subs: Ulreich, Sarr, Blind, Tel, Stanisic
Blaswich – Simakan (46′ Henrichs), Orbán, Olmo (87′ Diallo), Haidara (69′ Kampl), Szoboszlai, Nkunku, Silva (69′ Forsberg), Halstenberg, Laimer, Gvardiol (87′ Klostermann)
Unused subs: Nyland, Poulsen, Schlager, Raum
Deniz Aytekin (Oberasbach)
0-1 Gnabry (25′) | 1-1 Laimer (65′), 2-1 Nkunku (76′, penalty), 3-1 Szoboszlai (85′, penalty)
Pavard (72′) | Gvardiol (68′)
First half highlights:
Underway in Munich. Let’s go, RBL!
Promising start! Simakan’s cross is cleared for a corner by Bayern.
Bayern had three early shots but couldn’t trouble Blaswich, while RBL have had 45% possession in the opening quarter of an hour.
Cancelo plays a diagonal ball from the left towards Müller, but Blaswich produces a big save one-on-one.
Bayern are looking to play balls in behind the defensive line, but the RBL defence have been able to deal with any danger so far.
25TH MINUTE, GOAL FOR BAYERN:
The home side attack down the left and Müller finds Gnabry, who takes a touch and fires low and into the back of the net via the front post.
Coman gets to the byline and crosses to Musiala in the middle. He shoots first time and into the side netting.
Halstenberg crosses from the left and De Ligt heads the ball away, as far as Szoboszlai. He shoots first time and Sommer dives down to the save.
Leipzig are getting more into it! Nkunku with the next chance from a narrow angle, but Sommer saves again.
Halstenberg crosses from the left and Olmo head on goa,l, but Sommer saves.
Cancelo crosses to the far post, but Coman heads over the bar.
RBL were much improved after a tough opening 20 minutes and it’s all to play for in the second half.
First half in photos
Second half highlights:
One change at the break: Benjamin Henrichs comes on for Mohamed Simakan.
RBL have started the game well. Despite a lack of shots, they’ve threatened from crosses.
65TH MINUTE, GOOOAAAL FOR LEIPZIG!
After a Bayern corner, RBL hit brilliantly on the counter attack, with four players bearing down on one defender. Laimer slips the ball into Nkunku, whose square pass is deflected into the path of Laimer. He takes a tocuh and fires into the roof of the net
That’s our ninth goal from a counter attack this season. Only Leverkusen have scored more (ten times).
Penalty for Leipzig! Pavard brings down Nkunku in the area.
76th MINUTE, GOOAAALL FOR LEIPZIG!
2-1! Sommer dives to his right and Nkunku powers his shot straight down the middle!
Tel makes space inside the area and shoots left footed, but Blaswich pulls off a good save. Musiala puts the rebound into the side netting.
Nearly a third! Forsberg sends it long and Nkunku is in space in the Bayern half, drives into the area and goes one-on-one with Sommer, but the goalkeeper saves.
Penalty for Leipzig! Mazraoui handles the ball in the area.
85TH MINUTE, GOOOAAALL FOR LEIPZIG!
Szoboszlai steps up and sends it to Sommer’s left. The goalkeeper goes the right way but can’t save it.
A big second half and a convincing win give RBL three big points! That win secures Champions League qualification for next season!