Bayern with one hand on league title after 1-0 win at Dortmund

By: Totalsports | Dortmund |

Published: May 27, 2020 8:31:59 am

Soccer Football – Bundesliga – Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich – Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany – May 26, 2020 Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies in action with Borussia Dortmund’s Thorgan Hazard, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Federico Gambarini/Pool via REUTERS(Source: Totalsports)

Joshua Kimmich’s sweet first-half lob gave leaders Bayern Munich a 1-0 win at second-placed Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga on Tuesday to close in on the league title with a seven-point advantage over their rivals and six games left in the season.

Kimmich sent a perfectly-weighted chip over stranded keeper Roman Burki in the 43rd minute as the champions landed a big win, at an empty stadium that normally seats 80,000 fans, in their quest for a record-extending eighth straight league crown.

Bayern, who have now won seven straight league matches, are on 64 points with Dortmund still on 57. RB Leipzig, who face Hertha Berlin on Wednesday, are third with 54.

“I do not live in the future. The here and now is important,” said Bayern coach Hansi Flick. “We wanted to win today and take a big step forward. We did that. We were focused, decisive and courageous at times. I am satisfied with my team.”

The Bundesliga restarted 10 days ago after a break of more than two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with games played without supporters to reduce the risk of infection.