Ribery strikes as Bayern go 14 points clear — Football


StarTimes subscribers this weekend will continue to enjoy live matches from the Bundesliga season as two giants of the Bundesliga, Bayern Leverkusen and Bayern Munich returned to action yesterday on StarTimes World football (channel 254 and 245).Bayern Munich Coach, Heynckes - the brains behind Bayern's 2012/13 unprecedented Bundesliga, DFB Cup and UEFA Champions League haul - has worked wonders since returning to the hot seat in place of Carlo Ancelotti on October 6, 2017. Bayern are comfortable atop the table, 11 points clear of second-place Schalke and 13 points ahead of fourth-place Bayer Leverkusen.

"I've been friends with Usain for four years now, we play football and hang out sometimes, he's a good person", 20-year-old Bailey told Bundesliga.com after posting a picture of himself alongside Bolt last month. He made the last of four senior appearances for Bayern when he came off the bench for Franck Ribery in the closing seconds of the 1-1 draw with Hamburg on 2 September, 2007.

It meant they were forced to train separately from their team-mates during the winter camp in Doha but have returned to the group this week.

The Jamaican winger darted into the right side of the penalty area and left Sule in knots, before chipping a left-footed effort on to the bar.

Goals from Javi Martinez and Franck Ribery put Bayern in complete control and James Rodriguez's sublime free-kick helped secure the points after Kevin Volland's deflected strike had given Leverkusen hope. Bayern have allowed 11 goals, the fewest goals in the Bundesliga, seven goals fewer than the next best club Frankfurt.

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski is set to return.

The Poland star is returning to full training after a knee injury, but Heynckes opted to start Thomas Mueller up front for Bayern.

Ribery then made sure of the three points on 59 minutes in emphatic style. "In Leverkusen the game is always difficult".

He dribbled his way through the defence then unleashed a thunderbolt of a shot which gave Leverkusen's Germany goalkeeper Bernd Leno no chance. However, James Rodríguez sealed the victory with a stunning free-kick in injury time.

"Leverkusen is a young and very talented team which played very offensive".