Bayern Munich were astonishingly six points behind Borussia Dortmund ahead of the winter break last year.
The Bavarians rounded themselves up and won their seventh consecutive Bundesliga title on the final day, winning 5-1 against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Bayern are in a better position this year but not a whole lot better. RB Leipzig sit four points ahead and Borussia Mönchengladbach have a two-point lead. All teams get back in action in January. Bayern’s first game back is against Hertha on 19 January. Joshua Kimmich has credited Bayern’s recent run of good results to the new boss, Hans Flick.
“I think Leipzig will continue to pick up points in the Rückrunde – from what I’ve seen, they’ve been dominant,” Kimmich told Spox. “That’s why it’s even more important for us to keep picking up points. We play them at home on 9 February. That’ll be a decisive game. It could have been a lot worse for us. The way the coach responded, particularly to setbacks in our last couple of games, was really impressive, and it’s been a lot of fun playing under him.”
Leipzig and Bayern drew 1-1 the last time these sides met.
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