Bayern Munich held to goalless draw by 10-man Leverkusen

Bayern Munich were delayed in their runaway victory to the Bundesliga trophy after being held to a goalless draw by 10-man Bayer Leverkusen.

Bayern’s lead at the top of the Bundesliga table were trimmed to eight as the Bavarians were denied by some resolute home defending.

Just before the hour mark, Thomas Muller forced a rash challenge from Tin Jedvaj as the last line of outfield defence, and the Croatian was quickly given a second yellow and his marching orders.

But despite dominating throughout the game, Bayern could not find a way past the Leverkusen defense as both Douglas Costa and Arturo Vidal were denied clear cut chances.

Muller created a magnificent chance for Philipp Lahm with a through ball into the six-yard box, but the substitute steered his shot wide of the left post when it appeared harder to miss.

The result allowed RB Leipzig to tighten their grip on second place with a 4-0 drubbing over Freiburg at the Red Bull Arena.

Their win also meant that Leipzig is now guaranteed a top-four finish, winning, at minimum, a place in Champions League qualifying. They are also eight points and two places ahead of giants Borussia Dortmund.

Freiburg was completely dominated by Leipzig for the entirety of the game, and unlike Bayern the Bundesliga newcomers were able to convert possession into goals, with Yussuf Poulsen, Naby Keita, Timo Werener and Diego Demme scoring one goal apiece.

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