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Bayern Munich 0-0 RB Leipzig: Top-two in the Bundesliga play out goalless draw

Bayern Munich 0-0 RB Leipzig: Top two in Bundesliga play out goalless draw as Timo Wener misses glorious chance to send visitors to the summit

  • The top two in the Bundesliga played out an entertaining goalless draw 
  • Robert Lewandowski thought he won a penalty until VAR correctly intervened
  • RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner missed a golden opportunity to claim all three points 
  • Bayern Munich remain a point ahead of Leipzig at the top of the Bundesliga table

Bayern Munich was held to a 0-0 draw Sunday by Leipzig as it stayed top of the Bundesliga but failed to extend its lead in the pursuit of an eighth consecutive title.

Leipzig did well to blunt a Bayern attack which had scored 16 goals in its last four games and dominated possession. 

With its top scorer Timo Werner struggling to hit the target, Leipzig failed to take its own chances to score on the counterattack in the second draw between the teams this season.

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski shoots but couldn’t find a way through on Sunday

RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner (L) missed a glorious chance to win it in the second-half

RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner (L) missed a glorious chance to win it in the second-half

Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer thwarts the challenge of Tyler Adams at the Allianz Arena

Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer thwarts the challenge of Tyler Adams at the Allianz Arena 

Philippe Coutinho came on for Bayern in the second-half, replacing Serge Gnabry

Philippe Coutinho came on for Bayern in the second-half, replacing Serge Gnabry 

BAYERN MUNICH 0-0 RB LEIPZIG – MATCH FACTS 

Bayern: Neuer, Pavard, Boateng (Hernandez 67), Alaba, Davies, Kimmich, Alcantara, Muller, Gnabry (Coutinho 60), Goretzka (Coman 85), Lewandowski 

Goals: None 

Bookings: Kimmich, Pavard  

RB Leipzig: Gulacsi, Klostermann, Upamecano, Halstenberg, Adams, Tasende, Laimer, Sabitzer, Nkunku (Lookman 82) Werner (Poulsen 90), Olmo (Schick 69)

Goals: None 

Bookings: Upamecano, Laimer 

Bayern leads Leipzig by one point after failing to break down a determined Leipzig defence.

Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi made two crucial saves, first to punch away Thiago Alcantara’s shot in the fifth minute, then to stop Leon Goretzka’s low attempt in the 79th. Other Bayern efforts were repeatedly blocked by Leipzig defenders.

Bayern had a penalty awarded and then taken away in the 53rd minute. Leipzig center-back Dayot Upamecano brought down Robert Lewandowski in the penalty area but, as Lewandowski stood ready to take the spot-kick, a video review showed he was offside before the foul.

Bayern coach Hans-Dieter Flick was cut a frustrated figure on the touchline throughout

Bayern coach Hans-Dieter Flick was cut a frustrated figure on the touchline throughout 

RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann was animated in his technical area for the entire contest

RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann was animated in his technical area for the entire contest 

Leipzig’s Werner has 20 league goals this season but was out of sorts Sunday. He missed one good chance in the first half and shot wide again when Christopher Nkunku sent him one-on-one with Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in the 63rd – the clearest chance of the game for either team.

That meant Werner failed to score for Leipzig’s fourth game in a row in all competitions. The draw ended an eight-game winning run for Bayern in all competitions and extended Leipzig’s winless streak to four games.

Earlier, the game between fourth-place Borussia Monchengladbach and Cologne was called off with a storm expected to batter the region.

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