A brace from German international Leon Goretzka rounded off an impressive first half performance for Bayern, as Kovac’s side continued their good run of form. Nico Schulz grabbed a goal back for the home side in the second half before Robert Lewandowski sealed the three points, scoring from close range with a few mintues remaining to give the reigning champions their sixth win on the bounce.
Bayern started the game of on the front foot, controlling most of the possession and capitalising in wide areas as Hoffenheim struggled to contain Joshua Kimmich and Kingsley Coman throughout the 90 minutes.
Quoted by Bayern's official website after the match, Kovac said:
That result allowed Bayern to close the gap on Dortmund to just three points ahead of the leaders' clash with RB Leipzig on Saturday evening. Kovac has rallied his team to better results recently as they edge closer to their rivals, the Croatian insisting that they are ready to chase down Dortmund to battle for the title.
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Bayern are next in Bundesliga action when they host relegation fighting Stuttgart at the Allianz Arena next Sunday.