Bayern Munich restored their four point lead at the top of the 2019-20 German Bundesliga table with a 2-0 victory away to Union Berlin on Sunday.
Hansi Flick’s side were far from their best in the final third, but a penalty from Robert Lewandowski five minutes before half-time and Benjamin Pavard heading home a corner in the final 10 minutes were enough to pick up the three points.
The Bavarians dominated possession throughout the game but created little in open play. Joshua Kimmich and Thiago Alcantara looked after the ball in the middle of the park for the visitors who had seen their lead cut to one point on Saturday when Borussia Dortmund ran out impressive 4-0 victors in the Revierderby.
Union Berlin’s only pressure on Manuel Neuer’s goal came in the opening 10 minutes with Anthony Ujah forcing a comfortable save out of the German goalkeeper before firing another half chance narrowly over the crossbar. After that Bayern took over the game without causing too many problems for Rafal Gikiewicz in the opponents’ goal.
Flick’s side will be happy with the three points picked up in unique circumstances and after a two-month lay-off. Bayern Munich are at home to Eintracht Frankfurt next weekend whilst Union Berlin travel to city rivals Hertha.