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Bavarian Podcast Works Postgame Show: Bayern Munich beats direct title rivals Bayer Leverkusen 1-5

Dortmund went top yesterday; Bayern decided to hop over them, beating Leverkusen in style 1-5, handing them a heavy home defeat.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen v FC Bayern München - Bundesliga
Joshua Kimmich had a great game in Bayern’s 1-5 victory over Bayer Leverkusen
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Bayern Munich taught Bayer Leverkusen a lesson in compact, beautiful one-touch football by slotting five goals past them in the first half. Robert Lewandowski got the party started early on in the first half after Bayer Leverkusen’s back-line left Dayot Upamecano open to set up Bayern’s #9. Bayern had to defend quite a bit afterward as Leverkusen went searching for an equalizer. However, Bayern’s back-line would not be breached and remained compact, dealing with the likes of Florian Wirtz, Patrick Schick and Moussa Diaby easily.

There were many star performers in the first half for Bayern but Joshua Kimmich, for the first time in a while, had a fantastic game. He has been solid this season but today showed what Kimmich, a ball-playing, holding midfielder, can do at full strength. Alphonso Davies started and did incredibly well; Leverkusen could not deal with him. Bayern’s goals came courtesy of Robert Lewandowski (2), Thomas Müller and Serge Gnabry (2).

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