RB Leipzig stun Bayern Munich to hand Bundesliga title advantage to Borussia Dortmund
Posted by  badge Boss on May 21, 2023 - 02:14AM
Christopher Nkunku helped RB Leipzig put a dent in Bayern Munich’s title hopes (Getty)

RB Leipzig dealt a major blow to ’s Bundesliga title hopes as they came from behind to seal a 3-1 win over ’s side.

Serge Gnabry put Bayern in front in the first half but Tuchel’s men collapsed after the break as Konrad Laimer equalised in the 64th minute before penalties from Nkunku and Dominik Szoboszlai completed Leipzig’s comeback.

The defeat leaves Bayern a point clear at the top of the Bundesliga, but they could get overtaken by if they beat Augsburg on Sunday.

The Bundesliga title race will then go down to the final day of the season with Bayern playing away to Koln, while Dortmund host Mainz.

Leipzig, meanwhile, have cemented third place in the Bundesliga with their win over Bayern, while the victory will undoubtedly be extra sweet for Nkunku, who has got one over his former manager.

Thomas Tuchel and Bayern Munich could be overtaken by Borussia Dortmund on Sunday (EPA)
Christopher Nkunku with his trademark celebration (EPA)

Nkunku, who is set to join Chelsea this summer, struggled for playing time during Tuchel’s reign at Paris Saint-Germain and was played as a right-back by the German.

Speaking about his departure from in 2021, Nkunku made it clear that Tuchel played a key role in his decision to leave.

‘The arrival of Tuchel made me think,’ Nkunku said.

‘The fact of starting a season without really knowing what role you are going to have, it’s quite complicated.

‘There comes a time when you come to the end of your contract and you have one year left, either you extend or you leave, I made the choice to simply leave.’


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