Bayern Snatches 2-0 Win Over Union Berlin
Bayern Munich continues their hot ride from March as they claim an impressive 2-0 victory against Union Berlin. The Bundesliga leaders opened the return with a win and are clearly going for the title as they move up four points clear against Borussia Dortmund for the top spot.
After seeing Borussia Dortmund’s impressive win in their Revierderby clash against Schalke, which ended in a 4-0 statement win for the men in yellow, Hansi Flick’s men came up with a clean sheet of their own and never looked back.
Bayern didn’t exactly start well as Dortmund did. Perhaps the long time of missing games has taken its toll on all players, and not even the squad from the defending champions is safe from that.
Union played a lot of hard defence in the first half of the game. There were no fans in the stadium to support them, but they still managed to lock the defence for Bayern. They held them scoreless for 40 minutes in the game.
The two clubs combined for 23 fouls in the game with three yellow cards called in. It wasn’t much of a physical game, and there are still safety precautions in play. Bayern had 10 shots in the game, but only three of those went on target, and two nailed the goal.
Bayern broke the scoring drought after Leon Goretzka managed to draw contact and a foul from Neven Subotic just five minutes before stoppage time. That puts Robert Lewandowski in for a penalty kick.
Of course, the Bayern star did not hesitate to score and draw first blood for the defending champions. That allowed them to come up with a 1-0 lead heading into the interval.
Union Berlin then came up with a sudden surge in the second half. That forced Bayern’s hand to stage a defensive front against them and held on until the closing minutes of the game. Union did not poke a single hole on Bayern’s defence.
Bayern capped off and sealed the deal in the 80th minute when Benjamin Pavard nailed a header after a counter-attack. That closed out the win for the defending champions as they improve with 58 points in the standings.
Words: Paul Daniel Flores