Bayern Munich moved to within just two wins of clinching the Bundesliga title after a hard fought win over Bayer Leverkusen.
Bayern Munich are just two wins from the Bundesliga title after their 2-1 victory at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday allowed them to stay 20 points clear at the top of the table.
They have won 21 of their 26 league games this season and now only need to beat Hamburg at home next Saturday, then win at Eintracht Frankfurt on April 6 to have their 23rd German league title confirmed.
Bayern are also eyeing the Champions League title. Despite losing 2-0 to Arsenal on Wednesday, they still reached the quarter-finals on away goals to face Juventus.
With captain Philipp Lahm, wing Thomas Mueller and striker Mario Mandzukic all rested for the trip to Leverkusen, Germany forward Mario Gomez showed his strength with the opening goal on 37 minutes.
Leverkusen, the only team to beat Bayern in the Bundesliga this year, pulled a goal back when Simon Rolfes scored from a corner on 75 minutes.
But Bayern took the three points when Bastian Schweinsteiger’s free kick deflected off Leverkusen’s Philipp Wollscheid shoulder into his own net on 87 minutes.