21 Apr Bayern München v Werder Bremen Match Report, 20/04/2019, Bundesliga
Bayern Munich moved four points clear from Borussia Dortmund near the peak of this Bundesliga thanks to Niklas Sule’s lucky objective.
Bayern Munich laboured to that which might be an important win in the Bundesliga title race since Niklas Sule’s goal watched 10-guy Werder Bremen 1-0.
Bayern went to Saturday’s experience having scored 27 targets in their past six Bundesliga games, but they have been frustrated till Sule’s deflected attempt conquer the remarkable Jiri Pavlenka.
Bremen’s goalkeeper produced a series of top saves before Sule’s winner, while Thomas Muller wasted a fantastic opportunity after Milos Veljkovic saw red in the 58th moment.
However, regrettably for second-place Borussia Dortmund — that confront Freiburg on Sunday — Bremen couldn’t hold on, and Bayern are currently four points clear at pole position with four matches remaining.
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Despite a glowing Werder beginning, Bayern soon took charge, and they’d have been beforehand if not for an outstanding save by Pavlenka, that stuck out a leg to distract Serge Gnabry’s close-range volley wide.
Gnabry was twice denied in rapid succession shortly after the restart — Veljkovic on hands to clear a scuffed effort off the line before Pavlenka made a wise halt in his near post.
Pavlenka pulled off another excellent save to deny Robert Lewandowski minutes afterwards, but Bremen’s job was made even harder when Veljkovic received his marching orders following grabbing Lewandowski having an elbow.
Muller appeared set to create Bremen cover Veljkovic’s petulance with 20 minutes remaining, just to go wide of a gaping objective.
Pavlenka was eventually defeated five minutes afterwards though — Sule’s hopeful punt carrying a wicked deflection off Davy Klaassen, while Lewandowski struck the crossbar as Bayern, who fulfill Bremen again at the DFB-Pokal on Wednesday, edged closer to a seventh consecutive title.
What exactly does it imply? Stress on Dortmund
Dortmund headed the way in the Bundesliga for the vast majority of the year, but it’s currently Niko Kovac’s side that are charging towards the name.
Lucien Favre now must rally his troops for Sunday’s battle with Freiburg, if they are supposed to maintain their struggle living.
Pavlenka comes out on shirt
Bremen aren’t famous for their defensive durability, however, the people had their goalkeeper in his finest as he kept Lewandowski along with the uncontrolled Gnabry at bay, even until he had been beaten by Sule’s tumultuous effort.
Reckless Veljkovic sees red
Having picked up a booking for a rash address on Lewandowski midway through the first half, Veljkovic never seemed likely to get to grips with Bayern’s forwards, and despite creating a vital block early in the second half, he saw red when he lunged into elbow-first on that the Poland striker, inviting more tension on Werder’s defence.
Crucial Opta Facts:
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– Bayern extended their longest winning streak in competitive matches because the Bundesliga was shaped in 1963, they havewon the past 19 matches versus Bremen.
– Thiago Alcantara supplied his sixth assist in this Bundesliga effort, preparing a new personal best. He’s supplied five assists in his past seven Bundesliga matches.
– Thiago attained his 100th Bundesliga triumph in his 122nd match. Just Javi Martinez attained 100 Bundesliga wins before (in his 120th match).
– Bremen declared their first reduction in competitive matches in 2019 and failed to dent on matchday 30 within this Bundesliga year for the very first time.
What is next?
These 2 sides move head-to-head again on Wednesday from the DFB-Pokal semi-finals, together with Bayern — defeated finalists last year — traveling to the Weserstadion.