Ten-Man Bayern Stretch Bundesliga Lead

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Despite playing virtually the entire second half with ten men, Bayern Munich extended their advantage at the top of the Bundesliga table with a convincing win over Greuther Furth. Thomas Muller scored the first goal, then Joshua Kimmich extended the lead.

After Benjamin Pavard was sent off after the halftime, Bayern was down to ten men, but they added a third goal thanks to an own goal by Sebastian Griesbeck. Furth scored late, but Bayern now leads Wolfsburg by three points.

The champions’ sixth consecutive win caps a sensational run in which they have scored 29 goals in their past six games across all competitions.

Apart from Pavard’s dismissal, Bayern’s lone downside was Robert Lewandowski’s failure to equal Gerd Muller’s record of consecutive goals.

The Polish striker had scored in his previous 15 league games, and was on his way to tying Muller on 16, but Bayern’s third goal was ruled an own goal by Griesbeck.

Source: BBC Sport

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