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“Leipzig” approaches “Bavaria” in the German championship race

DUSSELDORF, Germany (AP) – At a time when Bayern Munich were looking to move on to a record-breaking ninth Bundesliga title, Leipzig came up with some other ideas.

The team coached by Month Ulian Nagelsman reduced the lead by seven points over the last month.

Now “Leipzig” has the opportunity to transform “Bavaria” this weekend. On Saturday, “Bavaria” goes to Cologne, trying to avoid three games without a win in the Bundesliga for the first time since Hans Flick took over as coach in 2019.

“Bayern Munich are currently the best team in the Bundesliga,” Nagelsmann said on Thursday. “If you want to go back to Bayern, you have to be incredibly consistent, you can not allow yourself to make another mistake.”

“Leipzig” has a good record in the game against “Bavaria”. It is the only team in the Bundesliga that Bayern have not been able to beat since taking over Flick. Their last meeting took place in December 3 in Munich. With a score of 3.

In the title race in Leipzig, a quiet renaissance was built on solid defense գրեթե depth, scoring players from almost every position.

The team’s leading scorer in the Bundesliga this season is midfielder Marcel Sabitzer – five. Compare that to Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, who has scored a record 26 goals in 21 league games.

Leipzig have five more players with four goals in the league, including left-back Angelino, who has made six appearances on loan from Manchester City. Spanish midfielder Dani Olmo, who was signed last year by Croatian club Dinamo Dinamo, has three goals and seven assists in the Bundesliga this season.

Despite last week in the Champions League “Liverpool” 2: With a 0-0 win over Leipzig, Leipzig’s defense has been one of his most valuable assets this season. The team conceded 18 low goals in the league, 13 less than “Bavaria”. Only “Wolfsburg”, which is in the first and third place in defense, is close to 19.

The big name of the back line is Dayot Upamecano, who joins “Bavaria” next season after the Munich club satisfied his dismissal point. But central defender Willie Orban was also strong in defense, scoring four goals.

The defeat to Liverpool in the return match on March 10 could also help Leipzig’s chances of winning the championship by reducing the number of matches in their games. At the same time, “Bavaria” is absolutely sure of the ticket to the quarterfinals of the Champions League on Tuesday “Lazio” 4. After winning by 1 point.

Leipzig should have an advantage after having a week of recovery on Saturday, when Gladbach left for Hungary to play against Manchester City. Gladbach also lost 2-0.

There is another positive attitude for Leipzig. Hungarian winger Dominique ոբoboschlay moved to Leipzig in January after a strong Champions League campaign at Zb Alzburg, but he arrived with a muscle injury and has not played a minute for his new club. If he recovers in time to make a significant contribution, Leipzig could be even more difficult.


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