Goretzka leads FCB to win in top-of-the-table clash
Leon Goretzka was a satisfied man after the Bundesliga top-of-the-table match against Freiburg, because he and his team-mates had undoubtedly fulfilled their mission on this Saturday afternoon: "That was a top game - and they are there to be won," the 26-year-old declared after the final whistle, before concluding: "And that's what we did today!"
Goretzka with the opener
Football can be so simple, even if the path to a Bayern win is not necessarily always an easy one. "We played a good team," said Goretzka after the match, a game that was far from done for long spells, before in the end being decided in favour of the record champions, in part thanks to the midfielder's strong performance.
The midfield engine put Bayern in front after half an hour (30') and himself initiated the goal with clever play between him and Thomas Müller: "I already planned the pass to Thomas before I received the ball. Because of our positioning, we can play some passes more or less blind," explained the Germany international. With a bit of luck, he got the ball back just moments later and calmly slotted it in to make it 1-0.
Strong run at home in the Allianz Arena
Goretzka thus continued his short but impressive run, and has now been directly involved in a goal in each of his last three Bundesliga matches at home (two goals, one assist). The central midfielder has also worked hard to keep this run up: After Robert Lewandowski (five), he had the most shots on goal today (four), but both his shot that hit the post in the 56th minute and his volley some ten minutes later (68') lacked that little something for him to double his tally on the day.
However, Leon was fine with that after the game: "Our aim today was to win, especially in light of the fact that we've now got an international break," revealed FCB's No.8. Next week, Goretzka will travel with the German national team before he moves onto his next mission in the Bundesliga, at FC Augsburg in mid-November.
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