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Nagelsmann concedes Bundesliga title to Bayern Munich

Julian Nagelsmann, RB Leipzig
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The Leipzig manager has conceded the Bundesliga title battle is in Bayern Munich’s favor after losing Saturday’s showdown.

Julian Nagelsmann has conceded RB Leipzig won’t win a first Bundesliga crown as things stand this season following a 1-0 defeat to title rivals Bayern Munich.

Leon Goretzka’s first-half goal settled the top-of-the-table clash at the Red Bull Arena on Saturday. Leipzig made a good start to the game and pressured Bayern greatly in the second half. The hosts, however, struggled to create any significant chances and fell to a second home defeat of the season.

With only seven games to spare, Leipzig sit seven points behind Bayern in second-place in the standings.

“It’s not a goal we should be conceding, but we still played very well,” Leipzig boss Nagelsmann told Sky Germany after the game.

“We pushed Bayern deep into their own half at various stages, but not for the first time this season we didn’t score. We have to learn from that.

“It’d help if we had a proper goal-getter, but we don’t. We were the better side, but have to make more of our chances. Now we have to let it sink in and get on with it.

“If the season goes as expected, Bayern will be champions. We want to finish second.”

The battle for the runners-up spot, though, is far from settled. Third-placed Wolfsburg are only three points behind Leipzig in second, while Eintracht Frankfurt are a further four points adrift in the final top-four spot.