Bayern Munich showed precisely why they are the reigning Champions of Germany, as they secured a sensational comeback to beat RB Leipzig 4-5 on Saturday.
Marcel Sabitzer opened the scoring for the home side at the Red Bull Arena just 2 minutes after kick-off, but it was cancelled out by none other than Robert Lewandowski from the spot in the 17th minute. Timo Werner converted a penalty himself to restore his side’s lead, and the teams went into the dressing rooms at half-time with the score 2-1.
However, the second half was much more dramatic and eventful, as Yussuf Poulsen reopened the scoring 2 minutes after kick-off yet again. Thiago Alcántara pulled one back for Bayern with a headed goal in the 60th minute, but Werner scored his team’s 4th just 5 minutes later.
RB Leipzig looked to be on the verge of beating the Bundesliga champions with a 4-2 lead, until Lewandowski popped up yet again in the 84th minute to score his second of the match, and his 30th of the competition, which makes him the current Bundesliga topscorer.
Bayern then scored twice in injury time, as a David Alaba free-kick and an Arjen Robben individual effort won the game for the Bavarians in spectacular fashion, with the final score 4-5.
Despite their collapse on the night, RB Leipzig will finish second in the Bundesliga table, thanks to Borussia Dortmund drawing 1-1 against Augsburg. In fact, if they beat Eintracht Frankfurt next weekend, Ralph Hasenhüttl’s men can set a Bundesliga record for gaining the highest number of points for a promoted club.
Bayern Munich, on the other hand, enter the history books by winning the highest scoring Bundesliga game this season, and Carlo Ancelotti’s men will surely be raring to reproduce such goalscoring form to not only defend their league title next season, but also reclaim the Champions League crown.
Written by Kunal Kambli