Kane saved Bayern – the title dream lives on

The league title seemed to be slipping out of reach. Then Bayern Munich got a return on their billion dollar investment from last summer.

But we take it from the beginning.

The German giant was first and foremost whipped to win Saturday’s summit meeting with RB Leipzig in order not to lose ground on league leaders Bayer Leverkusen. And it started well.

Harry Kane was fortunately brought forward in the penalty area and distinctively placed his 26th Bundesliga goal of the season. But it didn’t look like it was enough for a long time.

Benjamin Šeško equalized for the visitors a quarter of an hour later and 1-1 settled into extra time.

But then he stepped forward: Harry Kane. The forward was careful in front of goal when he pushed there 2-1 in the 91st minute – which was the final result. A victory which means that Bayern are now “only” eight points up on Bayer Leverkusen at the top after 23 games played.

An important victory, then. Because otherwise there would have been ten points between the teams and then Xabi Alonso and his men – who have gone undefeated in 33 straight games – would have had to face a heavy loss at the end of the season for Bayern to successfully defend their league title.

Now it suddenly looks a little brighter. Kane? He has now scored 31 goals in 31 competitive matches this year.

Outgoing head coach Thomas Tuchel:

– We played very well in the first half but could not take the lead. The second half was somewhat complicated, he tells Sky.

– We scored the first goal when Leipzig were on the rise. We reacted well after their equaliser. All in all, it was a well-deserved victory. Today’s victory will do the players good. It’s good for everyone in the club.

Bayern Munich has won the Bundesliga eleven years in a row.

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