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Bayern Munich thrashes Union Berlin on a visit and maintains the lead

Bayern Munich thrashes Union Berlin on a visit and maintains the lead

Bayern Munich reacted after their painful elimination this week in the German Cup and did so with a wide victory, 5-2, in their visit to Unión Berlin (6th), which was able to maintain the leadership in the Bundesliga , on the 10th day.

Wednesday’s 5-0 loss to Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Cup round of 32 caught almost everyone by surprise and halted the euphoria surrounding Germany’s most successful team.

This Saturday’s victory returns the usual sensations to the Bavarian giant and allows Bayern to stay first with a point advantage over Borussia Dortmund (2nd), who continue with their harassment and beat Cologne (10th) 2-0 at home.

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The Polish Robert Lewandowski (15 minutes from the penalty and 22) led the way and Leroy Sané signed the third in the 35th. Before the break, Unión Berlin shortened their disadvantage through Niko Giesselmann (43).

In the second half, Kingsley Coman (61) also scored for Bayern, Julian Ryerson (67) cut again for the capital’s team and in 79 Thomas Müller got the final 5-2.

Lewandowski has 12 goals in this Bundesliga and distances himself as the leader of the top scorers table, now with three more than the second, Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund).

Since the league defeat on 3 October at home to Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayern have had three wins with goals in the Bundesliga. In the two games leading up to this weekend, Julian Nagelsmann’s team had beaten 5-1 at Leverkusen and beat Hoffenheim 4-0.

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Unión Berlin, one of the revelations of the start of the season in Germany, suffers its second defeat in this Bundesliga and also breaks a streak of 21 games in a row without losing at home.

For their part, Borussia Dortmund continued to respond despite the injury of its star Haaland.

This time they beat Cologne 2-0, with goals from Thorgan Hazard (minute 40) and Steffen Tigges.

In the last game on Saturday, RB Leipzig (8th) let slip the victory in the final injury, with a 1-1 draw in Frankfurt against Eintracht (15th).

The Danish Yussuf Poulsen put Leipzig ahead in the 35th minute and in the last breath the Brazilian Lucas Silva Melo ‘Tuta’ equalized for Eintracht (90 + 4).

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– Results of the 10th round of the Bundesliga:

– Friday:

Hoffenheim 2-0 Hertha Berlin

– Saturday:

Freiburg – Greuther Furth 3 – 1

Union Berlin – Bayern Munich 2 – 5

Bayer Leverkusen 0-2 Wolfsburg

Borussia Dortmund – 1 Cologne 2 – 0

Arminia Bielefeld – Mainz 1 – 2

Eintracht Frankfurt 1 – RB Leipzig 1. AFP (HN)

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