Bayern Munich edge closer to Bundesliga title with win over Moenchengladbach

Joshua Zirkzee (C) of Muenchen is challenged by Matthias Ginter #28, Tony Jantschke and Christoph Kramer (R) of Moenchengladbach during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Borussia Moenchengladbach at Allianz Arena on June 13, 2020 in Munich, Germany.

Bayern Munich swept past Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-1 with a late winner in the 86th minute and moved one step closer to their eighth straight Bundesliga title on Saturday.

Leading with seven points clear in the standings, Bayern could claim the championship if they beat Bremen in an away game on June 16. Even if they fail to win this match, they will only need to win just one of their last three matches to secure the title.

Though missing suspended top scorer Robert Lewandowski and the league's best provider Thomas Mueller, Bayern took the lead in the 26th minute when Gladbach keeper Yann Sommer, having made a sensational save only seconds earlier, passed the ball out into the path of Bayern's Joshua Zirkzee. The Dutch forward only needed to fire into an empty goal.

Sommer made amends with a fine save of a Serge Gnabry effort but was helpless a little later when Goretzka showed up with far too much space in the box to snatch the winner and Bayern's 10th consecutive league win.
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