Bundesliga: Bayern Munich Takes Over the Standings After Leipzig’s Loss


Bayern Munich has taken over the top spot in the Bundesliga standings after beating the newly-promoted Paderborn 2–3.

Serge Gnabry scored his first goal of the season in the 15th minute after Coutinho’s assist to give the reigning champs an early lead. Bayern was the more dominant team throughout the entire first half, but they couldn’t score another goal until the whistle.

Gnabry and Coutinho were in the spotlight once again in the 55th minute, but this time it was the Brazilian who scored a goal, while the German midfielder provided the assist.

It looked like this was going to be another easy win for Bayern, but Kai Proger managed to put the ball in the bottom left corner of the goal in the 68th minute for 1–2. It didn’t take long for Bayern to answer, as Lewandowski outsmarted Paderborn’s goalkeeper Jannik Huth with a gorgeous lob in the 79th minute.

Jamilu Collins scored the best goal of the match (and arguably the round) only six minutes before the end to give Bayern a scare, but the champs hold on to win all three points.

At the same time, Red Bull Leipzig was playing at home against Schalke, who proved to be a tougher opponent than expected. Namely, Salif Sane placed a header between the posts of Gulacsi to give Schalke the lead in the 29th minute. The VAR tech gave the away team a chance to extend their lead after a penalty was awarded in the 43rd minute, which Amine Harit converted into a goal.

After a great solo action, Rabbi Matondo gave his team a huge three-goal lead at the beginning of the second half, and it was pretty clear at that point that demoralised Leipzig won’t win any points in this game. Emil Forsberg made it 1–3 in the 84th minute, but it was too late for the home squad to change the outcome.

After six rounds of play in the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich is now first with 14 points. Five teams have a record of four wins, one draw, and one loss, each having a total of 13 points, including Leipzig, who are currently second due to a better goal difference.