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Bayern Munich crushed its host Hertha Berlin 4-1 thanks to two goals in each half today, Sunday, to maintain the top spot in the German first division football, six points ahead of Borussia Dortmund.
Corentin Tolisso, who scored in the second minute with a direct shot but the video assistant referee ruled the goal, opened the scoring in the 25th minute after a cross pass from his fellow Frenchman Kingsley Coman.
Thomas Muller doubled Bayern’s lead at the end of the first half after a pass from Yuza Kimmich to make the defending champions find their way to their seventh victory in eight league matches.
Leroy Sane scored in the 75th minute, taking advantage of a mistake by Hertha goalkeeper Alexander Shuvolov, and four minutes later, his colleague Serge Gnabry finished the goals with a shot that passed between the goalkeeper’s legs.
“I am satisfied with the performance and the result,” Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann said. “We did well in the first half. We were decisive in our pressure and put Hertha under pressure.”
“Sometimes we were missing the final touch and that’s the only thing that bothered me,” he added of Bayern missing so many chances.
“We are becoming more diverse and that’s good. We don’t change our style of play, we always play forward, attack and press from the front, but now we adapt to our opponent’s style.”
Hertha, who had won once in their last five matches and stayed in 13th place, pulled one back through Jürgen Eckelkamp 10 minutes from the end.
Bayern, who scored a record 67 consecutive league matches and won their last four away games, have 49 points, compared to 43 for Dortmund, who beat Hoffenheim 3-2 on Saturday.
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