March 27, 2017, 8:44 pm
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Mueller powers Bayern past Borussia

BERLIN. - Thomas Mueller scored in his 250th Bundesliga match on Sunday to give runaway leaders Bayern Munich a deserved 1-0 victory at Borussia Moenchengladbach that sent it a staggering 13 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga.

The Germany international, who has had an unusually barren league season so far with just two goals, beautifully controlled a Thiago Alcantara chip in the box to score the winner in the 63rd minute for Bayern’s fourth straight league win.

The Bavarians, chasing a treble of titles and facing Real Madrid in the Champions League quarterfinals next month, is on 62 points, 13 ahead of second-placed RB Leipzig, which lost 3-0 at Werder Bremen on Saturday.

“I know what I can do. I wanted to score today and you could see it from my celebration,” Mueller told reporters. “It was not your typical Mueller today as I scored a goal,” he joked.

“The huge lead we have now is great. We may have not played our best at times but we wanted to win.”

Fans in the Borussia Park enjoyed a galloping start from both teams, with Tony Jantschke coming close for the hosts and Mueller seeing the ball cleared at the last moment as he was about to slot in from a long cross.

Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski could have added to his 21 league goals but failed to beat Yann Sommer in a one-on-one, firing his shot at the charging Gladbach keeper.

Bayern kept knocking on the door, upping the pressure as Gladbach dropped deep into their own half, defending desperately. – Reuters
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