Bayern Munich swept apart 10-man RB Leipzig for the second time in every week to land an vital blow within the race for the Bundesliga title.
Bayern wanted penalties to defeat Leipzig in Wednesday’s DFB Pokal conflict however this time eased to a 2-Zero win, with James Rodriguez and Robert Lewandowski on the right track, and now sit three factors clear on the high.
In midweek Naby Keita noticed pink and this time it was Willi Orban dismissed after simply 10 minutes, Leipzig’s third dismissal in 4 video games in opposition to the German champions.
By the point Jupp Heynckes’ facet kicked off on the Allianz Area, rivals Borussia Dortmund had already been crushed by Hannover and seeing off Leipzig cemented a substantial energy seize on the high of the desk.
Bayern, nonetheless with out the injured Kingsley Coman, had been already dominating possession when Orban tangled with final man Arjen Robben and earned a pink card for his bother.
Robben virtually doubled down on the punishment, whipping the ensuing free kick goalwards just for Peter Gulacsi to make the save.
Ralph Hasenhuttl declined to plug the hole in his defence however the gamble didn’t repay. Lower than 10 minutes had handed for the reason that sending off when Robben raced down the touchline and squared for Rodriguez within the centre.
The Colombia worldwide beat a pair of white shirts to the ball and despatched a first-time effort into the highest nook.
That aim price Timo Werner his place on the pitch, the ahead sacrificed for Ibrahima Konate.
Even that was not sufficient to include Bayern, Lewandowski seeing a agency header saved by Gulacsi earlier than including his title to the scoresheet within the 38th minute.
Javi Martinez was the supplier this time, slicing the away facet open with an excellent cross that deserved the measured end the Poland striker supplied.
It was Lewandowski’s final contribution, with an harm ending his participation moments earlier than the interval.
Hasenhuttl made his second change throughout the break, with the incoming Bruma working goalkeeper Sven Ulreich virtually instantly.
David Alaba was taking advantage of the additional house to push ahead for Bayern however their innovative was considerably dulled as crosses failed to succeed in their goal and possession petered out earlier than the ultimate ball.
Rodriguez was the liveliest presence within the closing phases, failing with a few speculative efforts and teeing up Thiago Alcantara to no avail.
Robben and Martinez additionally got here up brief as Bayern seemed so as to add to Leipzig’s woes, although any likelihood of the hosts being made to pay had been nearly non-existent.