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Bayern Munich and Leipzig showcased Bundesliga

May 13, 2017 by  
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Bundesliga: Leipzig 4-5 Bayern Munich 

The best two teams of the season gave fans a wonderful performance and promoted well the German Bundesliga.

Bayern Munich won again unanimously the League and seems untouchable at the national level. 

Leipzig has been all together and by far the biggest surprise of the season and for years. The newly promoted team dominated every single German team including Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen to finish second if the League.  

They also went toe to toe with Bayern Munich until the last tier of the season and will play the Champions League next year. What an accomplishment this is.

Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti: “It was an incredible match. It was an open contest as expected. Both sides have achiched their goal for this Bundesliga campaign. Leipzig were very strong at the beginning, we were better towards the end. We’ve seen very aggressive football. We could have done a better job in defence. Leipzig were fantastic opponents throughout the season. They’ve played surprisingly well. It’s only the beginning of a great spell for them. They’ve got young players, they’re highly motivated. They’ll play in the Champions League next season, it’s going to be a great experience for them.”

Bayern captain – Philipp Lahm: “It was to and fro in the first half. Sure, it’s nice for the spectators, but not for us. It’s essential for us to play with lots of discipline and to dominate possession, being compact and defending aggressively. But you could tell we absolutely wanted to turn the tide. Leipzig have absolutely deserved to be where they are now.”

Ralph Hasenhüttl (RB Leipzig coach): “Congratulations to FC Bayern on an incredible victory. Congratulations to everyone at the stadium on an incredible afternoon. This stadium hasn’t seen a match like this so far, and neither have I. Our performance over 75 minutes was more than impressive. We may have failed to take points today, but we’ve won much, much more: hearts and sympathy. For a long time we seemed to be winning against the best German team that oozed quality. But it’s not enough to do a good job for 75 minutes. You have to take the final step.”

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