Bayern Munich serenely beat 10-man RB Leipzig 3-0 to move three focuses clear of their title matches and guarantee they will spend Christmas on top of the Bundesliga.
The two sides came into their first focused meeting with just objective contrast isolating them, yet the champions put forth an enormous expression in determinedly winning their fifth sequential association diversion.
Thiago Alcantara and Xabi Alonso both scored as Bayern hustled in front in the primary half, before the guests’ Emil Forsberg was sent off for a foul on Philipp Lahm.
Robert Lewandowski’s punishment – his twelfth association objective of the season – added to Leipzig’s wretchedness before the break and Bayern traveled to triumph from that point on, with substitute Franck Ribery hitting the crossbar.
Leipzig had won nine of their past 10 association diversions having awed colossally after advancement, yet will now need to think about their resolve sapping rout amid the Bundesliga’s one-month mid-season break.
The opening objective touched base in the seventeenth moment when Lahm’s cross from the correct prompted to Lewandowski’s exertion striking the post, with Thiago applying a first-time complete on the bounce back.
Bayern practically struck again a couple of minutes after the fact, Douglas Costa hitting the post having been found by Lewandowski.
Manuel Neuer kept out Diego Demme at the flip side, however Bayern were two up following 25 minutes. Naby Keita lost ownership in an unsafe range for Leipzig, which permitted Lewandowski and Thiago to join before the ex-Barcelona midfielder bolstered Alonso to send a side-footed complete into the base left corner.
Willi Orban had a header splendidly spared by Neuer as the guests hunt down a path once more into the amusement; however their trusts took another hit in the 30th moment. Forsberg put in an awful test from behind on Lahm as the Bayern chief endeavored to dispatch a counter-assault and ref Felix Zwayer regarded it was deserving of a red card – yet simply after Bayern challenges and talk with his right hand.
Bayern made it three in the last moment of the principal half after Costa, who was lucky not to be hailed offside, dashed on to a high ball and was brought around goalkeeper Diminish Gulacsi simply inside the range. Lewandowski placidly sent Gulacsi the wrong path from the subsequent spot-kick.
Ribery went ahead for Arjen Robben at half-time and Bayern kept on squeezing, Gulacsi rushing out rapidly to deny Lewandowski. Marcel Sabitzer had an a shot avoided wide, yet Bayern were looking more prone to strike once more, with Gulacsi helping Lewandowski’s chip over the ban after great play from Ribery.
Ribery saw a late exertion skip off the crossbar in the wake of being found by Alonso, with Leipzig scarcely undermining in the end stages to leave Carlo Ancelotti’s men commending a third straight clean sheet and an unmistakable preferred standpoint at the highest point of the table.