Bayern Munich 2-1 Freiburg: Muller snatches late winner as Bayern go 3-points clear of Leipzig

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The German playmaker rescued Bayern with a late winner.

Bayern Munich have defeated Freiburg 2-1 after Thomas Muller grabbed the winning goal late in the second half.

Robert Lewandowski put visitors ahead very early after being set up by Muller. The Polish striker’s rich vein of form continued as the goal marked his 21st of the season while playing only 15 games. 

Lewandowski was very close to scoring his second before his shot rattled the post while Leon Goretzka also had his shot saved by Freiburg keeper Florian Muller.

The visitors found the equaliser around the hour-mark after substitute Nils Petersen netted a dividing header.

Not long after, Muller, who set up Bayern’s first goal, put Bayern on the driving seat and goal proved to be decisive in the end.

Freiburg nearly pulled off an equaliser in the injury time when Petersen’s strike found the woodwork.

Bayern have recovered from last week’s defeat against Monchengladbach but today’s performance against Freiburg was far from their usual best.

Nonetheless, Bayern have now gone far points clear off the second-placed RB Leipzig, who dropped points against Wolfsburg last night.

Jerome Boateng, who starred in the defence alongside David Alaba, offered his thoughts on the win, stating that the victory was a hard-fought one.

 “It was a hard-fought win. We can be satisfied with the result overall. We have to improve the way we’re playing. At the end of the game, we struggled a bit, but we have ourselves to blame for that because we had several big chances to finish it off.”