Union Berlin vs Bayern: Lewandowski, Pavard score as Bavarians secure vital win

Union Berlin vs Bayern: Lewandowski, Pavard score as Bavarians secure vital win

- Union Berlin Bayern Munich ended in a 2-0 win to the Bundesliga champions

- Robert Lewandowski and Benjamin Pavard were on the scoresheet for the Bavarians

- Bayern remained on top of the league table with four points ahead of Dortmund

Union Berlin vs Bayern Munich Sunday, May 17, Bundesliga clash saw the Bavarians pick from where they left as they secured a 2-0 vital win at An Der alten Forsterei.

The match was the among a string of others played this weekend as German became only the first among the top five European leagues to resume action after weeks of uncertainty marked by the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.

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Bayern Munich were looking to stretch their lead atop after Borussia Dortmund narrowed the gap to just a point thanks to their 4-0 emphatic win over Schalke 04 on Saturday, May 16.

Goals from Robert Lewandowski and Benjamin Pavard in either half of the clash was all Bayern needed to salvage the victory away from home.

The home side had the earliest chance to score the opener via Anthony Ujah, but the Nigerian star failed to Manuel Neur in goal.

Bayern nearly punished their hosts minutes later through Thomas Muller, only for the forward's effort to be disallowed for offside.

Lewandowski went on to break the deadlock five minutes to the break, sliding the ball pall Gikiewicz's from the spot to make it 1-0.

With the match destined for a slim win for the visitors, Pavard doubled the advantage in the 80th minute, planting a header into the bottom corner from Kimmich's flying corner kick.

The victory leaves Hansi Flick's men sitting on the summit with 58 points, four ahead of second-placed Borussia Dortmund.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Taiwo Awoniyi has scored his first goal of the season as Mainz came back from a two-goal deficit to draw at FC Koln.

The Bundesliga season after over a two-month break due to the global pandemic as matchday 26 matches were played across all centers in Germany.

Koln took the lead from the penalty spot after just six minutes from Mark Uth to put the home side on the advantage.

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