Register Login Scores

Bayern Close In On Dortmund With Schalke Win

Bundesliga 

Result: Bayern Munich 3-1 Schalke

Date: 09 February 2019

Venue: Allianz Arena

Bayern Munich moved to within five points of Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund after defeating Schalke 3-1 at the Allianz Arena on Saturday night.

Bayern were desperate for a return to winning ways in the league after they went down to Bayer Leverkusen last weekend, while Dortmund dropped points earlier in the day.

The hosts got the start they wanted as Schalke defender Jeffrey Bruma deflected the ball into his own net after trying get the ball away from Robert Lewandowski.

Schalke managed to restore parity on 25 minutes, with Ahmed Kutucu calmly slotting beyond Sven Ulreich following a swift counter attack.

Two minutes later, Bayern were ahead once again when James Rodriguez played Lewandowski through on goal and the Polish forward made no mistake from six-yards out.

The third goal arrived 11 minutes into the second half as Lewandowski turned provider to pick out Serge Gnabry, who nodded home from six-yards out.

Bayern continued to push for more goals and they could have had a fourth goal in the 76th minute when Franck Ribery picked out Lewandowski, whose curling effort sailed inches wide of the upright.

That proved to be the final opening of the second half as Bayern got back to winning ways, which sees them sit five points behind Dortmund.

 

nextarticle

PSG Move 13 Points Clear At The Top

comments

Top 5

Chiefs’ Foreign Contingent – How Have They Done?

32 Aug 22, 2019 01:09 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Official: Real Unveil New No.7

54 Aug 11, 2019 08:01 PM in LaLiga

City V Chiefs Match Venue Confirmed

17 Aug 21, 2019 08:37 PM in PSL

The Highest-Paid Man Utd Stars After Maguire Signing

4 Aug 13, 2019 07:57 PM in Cadbury

Rulani Reveals Inspiring Pirates Take Over Plan

39 Aug 22, 2019 09:12 AM in Orlando Pirates

17 Absa Prem Kits You Need To See...

26 Aug 21, 2019 12:59 PM in PSL

Baxter Responds To Pirates Rumours, Confirms UEL Interest

44 Aug 19, 2019 07:28 PM in Siyagobhoza

Micho Responds To Alleged Sex Scandal

143 Aug 18, 2019 10:59 AM in Orlando Pirates

12 Must-Watch Youngsters In The PSL

27 Aug 21, 2019 09:15 AM in PSL

First Coach Linked With Pirates After Micho's Exit!

69 Aug 19, 2019 03:29 PM in Orlando Pirates

How Chiefs Players Are Coping With Billiat Transfer Saga

37 Aug 22, 2019 02:41 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid Coaches At Afcon Revealed?

108 Jul 11, 2019 07:38 PM in AFCON 2019

Lorch Transfer Talk: What Might Affect Bucs Star

36 Aug 22, 2019 11:43 AM in Orlando Pirates

The Highest-Paid Footballers In The World Today

13 Apr 02, 2019 12:30 PM in International

Chiefs Hitman Opens Up On Double Award Win

32 Aug 22, 2019 07:00 AM in Kaizer Chiefs