Bayern Munich won their eighth straight Bundesliga title in a row, as they beat Werder Bremen 1-0 at Weser-Stadion. Not only did they show their dominance in Bundesliga, since Borussia Dortmund won the title in 2011-12, they won two games to spare. This was their 30th Bundesliga title since 1963.
But this year, their start of the season was not great. They trailed during first leg to sixth spot at one time, and had a change in guard in management. Niko Kovač had to go, and his assistant Hansi Flick took over temporarily, before having a dream run with the Munich based giant and being installed as a permanent manager.
Bayern Munich vs Werder Bremen
Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller made a comeback after one match suspension, which saw them missing the Borussia Mglabach clash during the last weekend. Lewandowski is current with 30 goals and Thomas Muller is with 20 assists. The former is unlikely to break highest goal scorer record this season but Muller has all the chances to set a new assist record.
Werder Bremen who are in the relegation zone, need few points in the remaining matches to avoid relegation.They are currently on same points as Fortuna Dusseldorf, with the later played a game less and have marginally better goal difference record. Bremen has been lowest goal scorer in current season and conceded 64 goals before Bayern match.
Bayern Munich vs Werder Bremen – Goals
Though Lewandowski is most likely to miss all time single season highest scoring record of 40 goals by Gerd Muller, he equalled the record of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as ‘highest scorer in a single season by a foreign player’. The Gabon national scored 31 goals for Borussia Dortmund in 2016-17 season before moving to Arsenal.
As usual, Robert Lewandowski made the difference at 43rd minute.
Funny thing is the champion chose to have one substitution, as after the break teams are allowed to have five changes during regular 90 minutes.