News ID: 108932
Publish Date : 13 November 2022 - 22:07

Bayern See Off Schalke to Extend Lead in Bundesliga

BERLIN (Reuters) - Goals from Serge Gnabry and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting helped front runners Bayern Munich edge Schalke 2-0 at the 15th round in Bundesliga.
The “Bavarians” assumed control from the kickoff but couldn’t do damage to Schalke’s well positioned defense in the opening stages.
Bayern eventually tried its luck with long range efforts but neither Kingsley Coman nor Leroy Sane was able to beat Schalke goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow from the distance.
Schalke almost stunned Bayern with the opener in the 24th minute but Bayern custodian Manuel Neuer was on guard and defused Marius Bulter’s attempt from tight angle following a counterattack.
The German record champions gained momentum and created more chances through Gnabry, whose shot got blocked by Tom Krauss on the goal line, and Choupo-Moting, who rattled the woodwork with a header at the half hour mark.
The visitors eventually broke the deadlock in the 38th minute when Jamal Musiala’s backheel pass allowed Gnabry to slot home with a well-placed shot into the far post corner.
Bayern sealed the deal against harmless Schalke in the 52nd minute as Musiala danced through the host’s territory before setting up for unmarked Choupo-Moting, who made no mistake and beat Schwolow from inside the box, making it 2-0 on the scoreboards.
Julian Nagelsmann’s men continued on the front foot but couldn’t add more goals to their lead as Musiala’s goal was flagged offside whereas Gnabry, Benjamin Pavard and Ryan Gravenberch lacked in accuracy from promising positions.