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21st of January 2018

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Bayern Munich Boss Jupp Heynckes Praises His Teams Defensive Display Following Win Over Leverkusen

Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes has praised his sides defensive display following their 3-1 away win against Bayer Leverkusen on Friday night.

Goals from Javi Martinez, Franck Ribery and a superb free-kick from James Rodriguez gave Bayern the win on the night. 

Despite conceding on the night, Bayern limited die Werkself to only a small number of chances, and speaking after the game Heynckes was full of praise for his sides defensive display, as quoted by the club's official website.

"My team did a good job in terms of tactics for the most part today, especially in defence. 

"Leverkusen were very attack-minded so all our forwards had to work defensively. It's hard to win in Leverkusen. They're a young, hungry and talented team, and today they were incredibly attack-minded, but I think we did a very good job in defence."

Bayern nullified the attacking threat of Leverkusen's dynamic trio of Julian Brandt, Leon Bailey and Kevin Volland - which was key to their success on the night. 

The win for Bayern however highlighted a serious issue for Leverkusen as they seemed to have no plan-b. Going forward, if Leverkusen are to challenge for a champions league spot, they will need to come up with an alternative game plan in the likelihood of their original plan failing.

(You may also be interested in Bayer Leverkusen 1-3 Bayern Munich: Superb Bayern Secure First Win of the Rückrunde at BayArena)

For Bayern however, the win means that they currently sit top of the league, with a 14 point gap between themselves and second place Schalke 04. 

Up next for Bayern is a home game against Werder Bremen, and it would not come as a surprise to see Munich continue their good run of form.

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