Even though Bayern, rallied, and ultimately ran comfortably 4-2 winners, with Kingsley Coman, Leon Goretzka, Serge Gnabry, and Lewandowski reaching the goal.
The next match without Lewandowski and Muller
Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick expressed his dissatisfaction after Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Müller earned yellow cards in a victory over Bayer Leverkusen, which will exclude them from their next Bundesliga match. Even though Bayern, rallied, and ultimately ran comfortably 4-2 winners, with Kingsley Coman, Leon Goretzka, Serge Gnabry, and Lewandowski reaching the goal. For Lewandowski, his efforts led him on to 44 for the season in all competitions, a personal best. At the same time, Muller announced a pair of assists to transfer him to 20 on the 2019-20 Bundesliga campaign, linking Kevin De Bruyne’s record. However, both key people of Bayern were booked, which means they will miss next weekend visit of Borussia Monchengladbach.
Hansi Flick hopes that Goretzka will remain fit for next match
Even though Bayern Munich has team leadership at the summit. Flick did not hide his irritation that the pair are excluded. “This is annoying, but we cannot change it and must accept the situation,” he said. “You are emotional on the field, but I talked with referee Manuel Grafe. He said that Lewandowski hits the opponent, and that’s why he saw a yellow card. I didn’t see it, so I can’t comment. Thomas blocked the ball when they had free-kick, so the yellow card was beautiful. It is what it is. We will have two other players. That is also good sometimes, but it’s important that both can play 90 minutes against Eintracht Frankfurt at DFB-Pokal on Wednesday. Then we try to prepare well for the game against Gladbach.”
“We are knocking on wood, hoping that Goretzka will remain fit and hoping that he will continue the same,” said Flick. “Of course, the way we fought was also associated with intense pressure – we were more aggressive and had good drafts.” Goretzka was directly involved in those moments and had a significant control on the first two goals. He performed exactly what you need as a squad when you still need to find your way to the game. “As for his physical condition, he has a powerful role in the field, and it helps us a lot.”