thanks to Harry Kane, Bayern Munich returns to victory

Bayern Munich can breathe. After falling against Leverkusen two weeks ago in the league (3-0), after being beaten by Lazio (1-0) in the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League ten days ago, then being surprised by Bochum at the start of the week (3-2), Thomas Tuchel’s players finally obtained a victory this Saturday, February 24 against Leipzig (2-1).

Published on: 02/24/2024 – 9:40 p.m.

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Harry Kane opened the scoring with a heavy strike, scoring his 26th goal of the season in the Bundesliga (56th). If Benjamin Sesko equalized fifteen minutes later (70th), the British striker doubled the lead to score the winning goal in stoppage time (90th+1).

Kane had already had the winning ball ten minutes from the end of the match, on a cross from Joshua Kimmich cleverly deflected by Goretzka, but the captain of the English selection was unable to get his header on target.

After 23 days, he therefore has 27 goals and can still hope to improve the record season of the Pole Robert Lewandowski, who scored 41 goals during the 2020/21 season.

Tuchel asked his players to free themselves

Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel saw his initial contract until June 30, 2025 reduced by one year this week, to June 30, 2024. Tuchel also spent part of the meeting on a metal suitcase placed in the center of his trainer area, sometimes sitting on it, sometimes standing.

The Bavarian technician had asked his players to be released with his personal situation clarified, and this release came as often this season from Harry Kane, under the eyes of English coach Gareth Southgate.

“It’s a really important victory, it’s been a difficult, complicated week. But we have to show character and determination, which I think we did today. We need to reverse the dynamic and today’s match can help »recognized the scorer after the match.

Eleven days before the end of the Bundesliga, Bayern are eight points behind Bayer Leverkusen (53 against 61), winner Friday evening of Mainz (2-1) and still undefeated this season (33 matches, record series for a German club, with 29 victories and four draws). “ We will never give up. We have to put pressure on Leverkusen, who are having an incredible season. But there are still many matches to play », added Kane.

But Bayern is far from cured. Symbol of a team in full doubt, Leroy Sané missed almost everything he did in the first period on his right wing, like an action perfectly carried out by Jamal Musiala that he did not know take advantage of.

Next week, Bayern Munich travels to Freiburg before hosting Lazio on March 5 to reverse the trend in the Champions League.


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