1. goal
    7'Choupo-Moting
  2. goal
    13'Joshua Kimmich
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Leverkusen
Bayer 04 Leverkusen
(2:0)
    1. goal
      7'Choupo-Moting
    2. goal
      13'Joshua Kimmich
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    FC Bayern Munich
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    Leverkusen
    Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    (2:0)
    1. substitution
      63'Tanguy Nianzou for Boateng
    2. substitution
      63'Sané for Thomas Müller
    3. substitution
      63'Leon Goretzka for Kingsley Coman
    4. substitution
      82'Sarr for Benjamin Pavard
    5. substitution
      82'Christopher Scott for Jamal Musiala
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    Leverkusen
    Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    (2:0)
    1. substitution
      46'Florian Wirtz for Jeremie Frimpong
    2. substitution
      46'Karim Bellarabi for Moussa Diaby
    3. substitution
      61'Kerem Demirbay for Charles Aránguiz
    4. substitution
      70'Nadiem Amiri for Sven Bender
    5. substitution
      83'Wendell for Daley Sinkgraven
    1. substitution
      46'Florian Wirtz for Jeremie Frimpong
    2. substitution
      46'Karim Bellarabi for Moussa Diaby
    3. substitution
      61'Kerem Demirbay for Charles Aránguiz
    4. substitution
      63'Tanguy Nianzou for Boateng
    5. substitution
      63'Sané for Thomas Müller
    6. substitution
      63'Leon Goretzka for Kingsley Coman
    7. substitution
      70'Nadiem Amiri for Sven Bender
    8. substitution
      82'Sarr for Benjamin Pavard
    9. substitution
      82'Christopher Scott for Jamal Musiala
    10. substitution
      83'Wendell for Daley Sinkgraven
    FC Bayern
    FC Bayern Munich
    Final
    20
    Leverkusen
    Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    (2:0)
    Stadium/AttendanceAllianz Arena, Munich
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    Resolute Reds down Leverkusen

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    FC Bayern beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-0 on Tuesday evening, extending their lead in the table to ten points. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Joshua Kimmich handed Bayern a two-goal lead early in the first half. Bayern dominated throughout but another goal refused to come. The victory, combined with Leipzig's defeat to Köln, means league leaders FCB can wrap up the championship title on Saturday.

    The Bavarians started with Manuel Neuer in goal and Benjamin Pavard, Jérôme Boateng, Lucas Hernández and Alphonso Davies in a back four. Kimmich and David Alaba anchored a midfield featuring Kingsley Coman, Thomas Müller and Jamal Musiala, with Choupo-Moting as sole striker. Tanguy Nianzou, Leroy Sané and Leon Goretzka took over from Boateng, Coman and Müller after the hour mark, Bouna Sarr and Christopher Scott coming on for Pavard and Musiala with ten minutes to go.

    Two early goals

    The German record champions were dominant from the off, although Neuer was the first keeper to be called into action, beating Leon Bailey to a through-ball. Bayern drew first blood when Alaba's pinpoint pass found Müller, who was denied by keeper Lukas Hradecky, but Choupo-Moting fired home from the rebound. Coman miscued from the edge of the box, but FCB twisted the knife when Kimmich blasted in from distance following a clearance.

    Musiala tested Hradecky before Neuer denied Patrik Schick at the other end. Bayern increasingly resorted to efforts from distance, Alaba seeing two shots blocked and another one saved. Hradecky parried a Kimmich effort before making an outstanding save to deny an Alaba free-kick, and the sides turned round with Bayern two goals to the good.

    Half-chances galore

    Leverkusen enjoyed a spell in command shortly after the restart but failed to create anything of attacking note, and Munich soon reasserted their authority. Coman fired over and a Kimmich shot was blocked before Goretzka saw an effort deflected wide.

    Bayern had the ball in the net for a third time when Choupo-Moting beat Hradecky, but the linesman's flag was raised for offside. Sané blasted over before Leverkusen's Karim Bellarabi hit the bar at the other end. Musiala aimed wide, Neuer denying Nadiem Amiri. Hradecky saved from Musiala and Neuer proved equal to another Amiri shot. Goretzka blasted over before Edmond Tapsoba missed from close range, but the offside flag was raised in any case, and Bayern sealed three points.

    The result means Bayern have 71 points from 30 matches, ten clear of Leipzig, who lost 2-1 to Köln. The Bavarians will be back in action on Saturday, when they travel to face Mainz, and a victory would seal a ninth straight championship title for Bayern.

    Live match report for fcbayern.comby Greg Salmen

    FC Bayern - Bayer Leverkusen 2-0 (HT: 2-0)

    FC Bayern

    Neuer - Pavard (Sarr 82), Boateng (Nianzou 63), Hernández, Davies - Kimmich, Alaba - Coman (Sané 63), Müller (Goretzka 63), Musiala (Scott 82) - Choupo-Moting

    Subs

    Nübel - Martínez, Dantas, Stanisic

    Bayer Leverkusen

    Hrádecký - Tah, S. Bender (Amiri 70), Tapsoba – Frimpong (Wirtz 46), Palacios, Aránguiz (Demirbay 61), Sinkgraven (Wendell 83) – Diaby (Bellarabi 46), Schick, Bailey

    Subs

    Grill - Dragovic, Alario, Jedvaj

    Referee

    Guido Winkmann (Kerken)

    Goals

    1-0 Choupo-Moting (7), 2-0 Kimmich (13)

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