Bayern Munich received a big goal from Thomas Müller and edged Borussia Mönchengladbach 1-0 on Sunday. The victory moves Bayern 13 points ahead of second place RB Leipzig and 16 points ahead of Borussia Dortmund.
While both sides had their fair share of chances in the first half, the better opportunities went to Bayern. While neither goalkeeper were really asked to do too much, the bulk of possession was had by Carlo Ancelotti’s men.
Just before halftime, Arjen Robben’s curling shot struck the top corner of the goal. As Yann Sommer stood rooted to his line. The rebound fell to the center of the box and was met by Robert Lewandowski with a diving header. However, Sommer got down to his right to palm the ball away to keep the match scoreless.
The second half was much of the same with Bayern controlling the majority of play, and Gladbach comfortable and dangerous on the counterattack. Still, Manuel Neuer wasn’t called upon to make any great saves.
Finally, the breakthrough goal came in the 64th minute. Thiago Alcantara chipped the Gladbach backline with a superb ball, right into the path of Thomas Müller. The German attacker, making his 250th appearance for Bayern, brought the ball down and beat Sommer to make it 1-0. The goal may only be Müller’s second of the season, but it was a big goal for the Bavarians.
The 1-0 victory sends Bayern into the international break with a comfortable lead at the top of the table. Now, Bayern supporters must hope that nobody returns from these next two weeks with any injuries.