Leipzig hold Bay­ern to a draw

Muscat Daily - - SPORTS -

Mu­nich, Ger­many - RB Leipzig held Ger­man League lead­ers Bay­ern Mu­nich to a goal­less draw at the Al­lianz Arena on Sun­day to stay just one point be­hind the de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons in the ti­tle race.

Leipzig worked tire­lessly to thwart the hosts, for whom vic­tory would have opened up a four-point gap af­ter third-placed Borus­sia Dort­mund's 3-4 loss at Bayer Lev­erkusen on Satur­day.

Bay­ern are bid­ding to win an eighth straight league ti­tle.

They were awarded a sec­ond-half penalty which was then re­versed when VAR showed Robert Le­wandowski had been off­side.

Sec­ond-placed Leipzig of­ten rode their luck to re­peat­edly frus­trate Bay­ern, but wasted a se­ries of sec­ond-half chances them­selves.

"The prob­lem was that both teams could live with a 0-0 draw," ad­mit­ted Bay­ern for­ward

Thomas Mueller. "In the end, nei­ther team wanted to take the ab­so­lute risks, which meant we didn't play to our strengths."

Bay­ern coach Hansi Flick ex­pects this sea­son's ti­tle race to go to the wire.

"The Bun­desliga will be tense un­til the end," he said.

"There are a few teams with a chance. We want to keep our po­si­tion, but it's go­ing to be a hard path to stay on."

The top-of-the-ta­ble clash, in front of 75,000 spec­ta­tors, was the only top-tier fix­ture in Ger­many on Sun­day.

Borus­sia Moenchengl­ad­bach's home game against Cologne was post­poned ear­lier due to se­vere weather warn­ings.

Bay­ern's Serge Gnabry (left) and Leipzig's Lukas Kloster­mann vie for the ball dur­ing the game

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