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Record-breaking Musiala goals send Bayern closer to title

  • Published at 10:18 pm April 17th, 2021
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Bayern Munich's Jamal Musiala celebrates Reuters

Musiala became the youngest player in Bundesliga history to have scored six league goals

Teenager Jamal Musiala scored twice in the first half to steer Bayern Munich to a nervous 3-2 victory at third-placed VfL Wolfsburg Saturday to move seven points clear at the top of the Bundesliga with five matches left to play.

Three days after their Champions League quarter-final elimination by Paris Saint Germain, the Bavarians made almost certain of their first silverware of the season after RB Leipzig stumbled to a goalless draw against Hoffenheim Friday.

Musiala put the visitors in front after 15 minutes when he weaved his way through three defenders in the box and fired in.

The 18-year old Germany international then added another with a looping header in the 37th to make it 3-1 and become the youngest player in Bundesliga history to have scored six league goals.

He came close to a hat-trick a little later but his effort was cleared on the line.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting had doubled Bayern's lead in the 24th, but Wolfsburg's top striker Wout Weghorst cut the deficit in the 35th with his 19th goal of the campaign.

Bayern Munich's teenager Jamal Musiala has decided to play in the future for the German national team instead of England after a talk with Germany coach Joachim Loew, the attacking midfielder said Wednesday.

Posted by Sports Tribune on Wednesday, 24 February 2021

The Wolves pulled another goal back in the 54th with Maximilian Philipp but missed several chances to level through Weghorst and a Jerome Roussillon shot in the 84th minute that flew just wide of keeper Manuel Neuer's post.

Bayern, on track for a record-extending ninth straight league crown, are on 68 points, with Leipzig in second place on 61.

Wolfsburg held on to third spot on 54 points despite their defeat after Eintracht Frankfurt's 4-0 loss to Borussia Moenchengladbach that left them a point behind the Wolves in fourth.

The top four finishers automatically qualify for the Champions League group stage.

Last-placed Schalke 04 slumped to a 4-0 loss at Freiburg that all but sealed their relegation.

The Royal Blues are 13 points behind the relegation playoff spot occupied by Hertha Berlin with five games left.

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