Football: Bayern are getting closer to the title, but Flick says he’s leaving
© Reuters. Bundesliga – VfL Wolfsburg v Bayern Munich
WOLFSBURG, Germany (Reuters) – FC Bayern Munich teenager Jamal Musiala scored two goals in the first half and scored a nervous 3-2 win at VfL Wolfsburg’s third game on Saturday.
Three days after being eliminated from the Champions League quarter-finals against Paris St. Germain, Bayern almost made sure they had the first silver of the season after RB Leipzig drew 0-0 against Hoffenheim on Friday.
Minutes after Saturday’s game ended, Bayern coach Hansi Flick, who has led the club to six titles in the past 10 months, announced that he had decided to leave for the end of the season.
Musiala put Bayern ahead on 15 minutes as he snaked through three defenders in the penalty area and shot home.
The 18-year-old German midfielder scored another goal in the 37th minute with a header to make it 3-1 and became the youngest player in Bundesliga history to score six league goals.
Musiala came close to a hat trick a little later, but his attempt was cleared from the line.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting doubled Bayern’s lead on the 24th, but Wolfsburg’s top striker Wout Weghorst reduced the deficit to 2-1 on the 35th with his 19th goal of the season, just before Musiala scored his second goal.
The Wolves scored another goal in the 54th minute thanks to Maximilian Philipp, but missed several chances to equalize by Weghorst and a shot by Jerome Roussillon in the 84th minute that went just past Manuel Neuer.
Bayern, who are on the way to a record ninth crown in a row, have 68 points, RB Leipzig second with 61 points.
Wolfsburg remained in third place with 54 points despite its defeat after Eintracht Frankfurt was one point behind the Wolves with 0: 4 against Borussia Mönchengladbach in fourth place.
The four best players automatically qualify for the group stage of the Champions League.
The last placed Schalke 04 lost 4-0 in Freiburg, which almost sealed the relegation. The Royal Blues are 13 points behind the relegation playoff place of Hertha Berlin, which has five games to go.
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