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It wasn't like Bayern Munich needed to prove themselves domestically in this match, or that they even needed the points in the title race, but their 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen was indeed a huge result.
Having been stunned 2-0 by Arsenal during the week, and coming up against a strong opponent away from home, Bayern could have been forgiven for taking this one easy and resting players—knowing that their mammoth lead in the German Bundesliga was in the bag.
Yet with their midfield and attack humming once more, the Bavarian club showed that they simply weren't going to roll over against the home side here—netting the game-winning goal in the final minutes of play to ensure that their undefeated record away from home this year remained in tact.
Bayern had very little to play for in this one, but they still managed to switch on and come away with a huge win. It was completely deserved for Jupp Heynckes' side, who continue to prove just how big the gap in class is when it comes to German football.
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