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Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick was happy to see his team survive RB Leipzig’s pressure

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Hansi Flick loved being a part of such a high intensity match as Bayern Munich downed RB Leipzig 1-0.

RB Leipzig v FC Bayern Muenchen - Bundesliga Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

After his team’s hard-fought 1-0 Bundesliga win over RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick took a few moments to appreciate what just happened.

The league-leaders were pressed hard by Julian Nagelsmann’s young and hungry RB Leipzig side, but the Bavarians withstood the immense pressure and held on for an intense victory.

RB Leipzig v FC Bayern Muenchen - Bundesliga
Hansi Flick and Julian Nagelsmann shared a moment during their big Bundesliga showdown.
Photo by Stefan Matzke - sampics/Corbis via Getty Images

“It was a top match and Leipzig showed that they are rightly up there,” said Flick (as captured by Tz). “They were pressing right from the start. We didn’t play forward the way we wanted to.”

RB Leipzig’s ability to control play and dictate the pace of the match for long stretches definitely gave Bayern Munich trouble, but Flick knew his team was capable of making a big play — and his boys did.

Joshua Kimmich made terrific pass to a streaking Thomas Müller, which set the stage for Müller to cut back and feed Leon Goretzka. The 26-year-old midfielder, who was recently coined “Scoretzka” by Müller, then drilled home the game’s only goal.

For Flick, this was just the type of game — and just the type of big moment — that he loves to be a part of.

“The goal was beautifully played out,” Flick said. “RB caused us some problems, but the morale and mentality of my players is really outstanding.”