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Friday, June 18, 2021

Bundesliga: Bayern defy the snow and drop Herta into their own home

Bayern Munich was not affected by heavy snowfall and extremely cold temperatures, winning 1-0 at Hertha Berlin and leading by 10 points at the top of the German Premier League on Friday, after achieving its fifth successive victory in the competition.

Winger Kingsley Coman scored the winning goal with a shot from the edge of the penalty area, which changed direction and fell over Herta’s goalkeeper Ronnie Jarstein’s head in the 21st minute.

The Bavarian team could have opened the scoring early, but scorer Robert Lewandowski, who scored in his last nine league matches, missed a penalty kick in the 12th minute.

Hertha had a golden chance to equalize one minute before the end when Matthews Konya sent a shot from over the head of goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, but the ball went just next to the goal.

Bayern has 48 points, 10 points ahead of second-placed Leipzig, who will face bottom-ranked Schalke 04 outside home on Saturday. As for Hertha Berlin, it ranks 15th with 17 points.

Bayern Munich is heading to Qatar to participate in the Club World Cup and is hoping to win the continental title in order to achieve a historic six, and the Bavarian team will face Egypt’s Al-Ahly in the semi-finals on Monday.

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