Leon Goretzka scored late for Bayern Munich to take one other step nearer to a record-extending eighth straight Bundesliga title after beating Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1 on Saturday.
Goretzka capitalized on a lapse in focus within the visiting defence when he struck within the 86th minute, firing contained in the far submit after being picked out by Benjamin Pavard.
The win stored Bayern seven factors away from Borussia Dortmund with three rounds to play. The Bavarian powerhouse can seal the title on Tuesday with a win towards relegation-threatened Werder Bremen.
Bayern’s opener was arrange by Gladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer within the 26th when he handed straight to Joshua Zirkzee, who gratefully returned the ball to the unguarded internet.
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Gladbach had been the higher facet. Jonas Hofmann had a purpose dominated out by way of VAR for offside, and Manuel Neuer denied Breel Embolo, who additionally missed the rebound.
However the guests regrouped and equalized by way of Pavard’s personal purpose within the 37th. The French defender tried to cease Patrick Herrmann’s cross from reaching Hofmann on the again submit however could not assist deflecting it previous Neuer.
Pavard atoned by organising Goretzka for the winner.