Soccer-Bayern transfer nearer to title however Flick says he is leaving By Reuters

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WOLFSBURG, Germany (Reuters) -Bayern Munich carved out an important 3-2 win over VfL Wolfsburg to remain on track for a record-extending ninth consecutive league title on Saturday however their victory was eclipsed by coach Hansi Flick’s announcement he’ll go away on the finish of the season.

The 56-year-old, who took over in November 2019 and led the Bavarians to a run of six home and worldwide titles within the 2019/2020 season, mentioned he had advised the membership and crew of his want to depart regardless of a contract operating to 2023.

Earlier, Bayern teenager Jamal Musiala scored twice within the first half to steer them to a nervous win at third-placed Wolfsburg as they moved seven factors clear on the high of the Bundesliga standings with 5 matches left to play.

Three days after their Champions League quarter-final elimination by Paris St Germain, the Bavarians made nearly sure of their first silverware of the season after RB Leipzig stumbled to a 0-0 draw towards Hoffenheim on Friday.

The announcement by Flick, seen as front-runner to take the Germany job after this 12 months’s European Championship, stole the highlight from Musiala who put Bayern in entrance after quarter-hour when he weaved previous three defenders within the field and fired residence.

The 18-year-old Germany midfielder netted one other with a looping header within the thirty seventh to make it 3-1 and turn into the youngest participant in Bundesliga historical past to attain six league objectives.

Musiala got here near a hat-trick just a little later however his effort was cleared off the road.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting had doubled Bayern’s lead within the twenty fourth, however Wolfsburg’s high striker Wout Weghorst reduce the deficit to 2-1 within the thirty fifth along with his nineteenth purpose of the marketing campaign simply earlier than Musiala received his second purpose.

The Wolves pulled one other purpose again within the 54th because of Maximilian Philipp however missed a number of probabilities to degree via Weghorst and a Jerome Roussillon shot within the 84th minute that flew simply vast of Manuel Neuer’s submit.

Bayern have 68 factors, with RB Leipzig second on 61. Wolfsburg held on to 3rd spot with 54 factors regardless of their defeat after Eintracht Frankfurt’s 4-0 loss to Borussia Moenchengladbach left them a degree behind the Wolves in fourth.

The highest 4 finishers routinely qualify for the Champions League group stage.

Final-placed Schalke 04 slumped to a 4-0 defeat at Freiburg that each one however sealed their relegation. The Royal Blues are 13 factors behind the relegation playoff spot occupied by Hertha Berlin with 5 video games left.

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