Bayern Munich, the defending champions, moved away again by a margin of six points from rivals Borussia Dortmund with a deserved victory against Hertha Berlin 4-1, while his last season’s 2nd, Leipzig continued his awakening under the leadership of his new Italian-born coach Domenico Tedesco by winning against Wolfsburg 2-0 on Sunday in the 20th stage of the Bundesliga.
After Dortmund’s 3-2 win over Hoffenheim on Saturday, Bayern were required to return from the capital with their 16th victory of the season in order to frustrate Borussia Dortmund’s to widen the lead by 6 points. Hertha’s balance froze at 22 points in 13th place by a margin of three points from the danger zone.
The Bavarian team didn’t find any difficulty in achieving his fifth consecutive victory over Hertha Berlin after finishing the first half ahead by two goals, the first in the 25th minute with a header by Frenchman Corentin Tolisso after a cross from mate Kingsley Coman, and the second in the 44th minute from Thomas Müller following a free kick by Joshua Kimmich. Hertha’s goal keeper Schwolow then played a main role in destroying his team’s morale when he miss-passed the ball to fellow defender Linus Gechter, snatched by Leroy Sané and placed it in the net (74), and then Gnabry added the fourth in the 79th minute after a pass from Kimmich. Dutch substitute Jürgen Ekkelenkamp narrowed the gap after 6 minutes (80).
Leipzig became the second-fastest team to reach 100 league wins after Bayern Munich (100 in 190 for the first and in 185 for the second), and that’s after he continued to dig his way to the top of the table with his new coach Tedesco by beating Wolfsburg 2-0. Tedesco took over on December 9, replacing American Jesse Marsch, who was dismissed from his role.Tedesco and Leipzig owe their third consecutive league victory since the beginning of 2022 to Hungary’s Willi Orban and Croatia’s Josko Gvardiol, who scored Sunday’s goals (76 and 84 in a row).
Before next Saturday’s very difficult clash against Bayern Munich, Leipzig increased their tally to 31 points in sixth place by a margin of only three points from the last four qualifying places in the Champions League, which is currently occupied by Union Berlin.