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Bayern Munich held to scoreless draw against 10-man Bayer Leverkusen

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That was tough to watch.

Bayern Munich's Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal (c) reacts during the German First division Bundesliga football match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and FC Bayern Munich in Leverkusen, on April 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ / RESTRICTIONS: DURING MATCH TIME: DFL RULES TO LIMIT THE ONLINE USAGE TO 15 PICTURES PER MATCH AND FORBID IMAGE SEQUENCES TO SIMULATE VIDEO. == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE == FOR FURTHER QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT DFL DIRECTLY AT + 49 69 650050 (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich's Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal (c) reacts during the German First division Bundesliga football match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and FC Bayern Munich in Leverkusen, on April 15, 2017.
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It wasn’t a pretty match by any stretch, and Bayer Leverkusen gave Bayern Munich a masterclass in performing with only 10 men on the way to a scoreless draw. Bayern’s performance on the day wasn’t good enough for three points, and Leverkusen were determined to scrounge out a point.

Both sides had a couple of opportunities during the first half, but Kingsley Coman was the only player to bring out a quality save from the opposing goalkeeper. Bernd Leno stopped a one-on-one with Coman with his face to keep the ball out of the back of then net.

Leverkusen escaped a hectic situation in their own penalty area midway through the first half. While it appeared that Tin Jedvaj deflected David Alaba’s shot with his arm, the referee waived it way, and the ball bounced around in the Leverkusen box. The ball finally found it’s way to the head of Arturo Vidal, and it looked like Bayern were going to take the lead. However, Ömer Toprak wasn’t prepared to concede, and his last ditch slide knocked the ball off the goal line to keep the match scoreless.

Despite Jedvaj being sent off with half an hour left, Bayern were unable to capitalize on the few chances they were able to generate. The match would end in a scoreless draw.

It’s easy to sit here, as an objective viewer, and say that if Robert Lewandowski had been on the field instead of Thomas Müller that Bayern would’ve grabbed a few goals, but it’s likely true.

Bayern’s lead at the top of the Bundesliga table has been reduced to eight points over RB Leipzig with five matches to play remaining in the season.