FC Bayern Munich beat Cologne 2-1 away to reach the top of German Bundesliga, taking advantage of the defeat of RB Leipzig against Borussia Moenchengladbach: in the 1-0 of Fohlen decides Wolf's goal. Flick, in addition to the unavailable Tolisso, leaves out Lewandowski, Alaba, Hernandez and Coman, fielding Müller, Gnabry and Sané behind Choupo-Moting.
Bayern's first strike (on play) on target came in the 29th minute, with Choupo-Moting leading Horn to a good save. The winger overtakes two opponents and ends the action by beating Horn. The second half opens as the first ended: on a cross from Müller it is Gnabry who hits with the head, with Horn who this time rejects.
In the 71st minute, Köln close to scoring: Jakobs headed over Thielmann's cross from the right. In the 81st minute, the 1-2 really arrived: Thielmanns shot the ball hit Drexler, with Neuer unable to intervene. After the confrontation with the Var the referee validates the goal.
Having taken the goal, Bayern managed to manage the advantage without giving the hosts more chances. The game ends like this, with the Bavarians who, albeit without enchanting, win even when they leave half a team out.
German Bundesliga: wins for Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund
Good wins for BVB Borussia Dortmund (included in the Champions group of Lazio), which remains clinging to Bayern (15 points each).
Hummels decisive in Bielefeld, author of the second double of his career in the Bundesliga, but the German defender left the field due to injury and is in doubt for the next matches. Frankfurt and Bremen drew 1-1, Augsburg beat Mainz 3-1, still at 0 points.
Borussia Moenchengladbach, who drew both with Inter and Real Madrid in the Champions League group, beat Leipzig 1-0 and climb to fourth place in the standings. The Fohlen match is tactically very careful. The first opportunity, however, is created by the guests, with Poulsen: the Dane, on 10 ', exchanges with Sorloth and kicks towards the goal, with Sommer who is however careful and saves himself in the corner.
The match is made by Gladbach, with Leipzig which manages to create some fright on the counterattack. At 49 'Plea wasted a good chance, but at 60' the Fohlen actually took the lead with Wolf: Bensebaini serves Plea who from the left sees Herrmann, good at leaning on Wolf who with a nice shot around beats Gulacsi.
Leipzig nearly equalized in the 66th minute (Sabitzer's shot out of nowhere), but a minute later Gladbach responded with Plea, stopped only by the post. Leipzig is no longer able to break through the opposing defense.