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Sunday, April 21, 2019, 10:56
Bayern extends lead in Bundesliga to 4 points
By Associated Press
Sunday, April 21, 2019, 10:56 By Associated Press

Bayern defender Niklas Suele, center right, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's opening goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and Werder Bremen at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, April 20, 2019. (MATTHIAS SCHRADER / AP PHOTO)

MUNICH - Bayern Munich extended its lead in the Bundesliga to four points with a 1-0 win over Werder Bremen on Saturday.

I wish that we would have used the multiple chances we had to get 2-0 or 3-0, but the 1-0 is enough

Niko Kovac, Coach, Bayern Munich

Center back Niklas Sule scored in the 75th minute with Bayern's 22nd shot of the game, his effort taking a deflection off Bremen's Davy Klaassen.

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Bremen lost Milos Veljkovic to a second yellow card near the hour mark at the Allianz Arena.

"I wish that we would have used the multiple chances we had to get 2-0 or 3-0, but the 1-0 is enough," said Bayern coach Niko Kovac. "The win is fully deserved."

Bayern leads with 70 points and has four games left. Second-place Borussia Dortmund, which plays at Freiburg on Sunday, has 66 points.

Coming into the game, Bremen had not lost in any competition in 2019, and had scored in every one of its Bundesliga matches this season.

Also Saturday, third-place Leipzig won 2-1 at fifth-place Borussia Moenchengladbach. Sixth-place Hoffenheim defeated Schalke 5-2.

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In other matches, Augsburg thrashed relegation-threatened Stuttgart 6-0 and Bayer Leverkusen beat 17th-place Nuremberg 2-0.

Mainz beat Fortuna Duesseldorf 3-1 in a mid-table clash.

Leipzig's Timo Werner, left, and Gladbach's Matthias Ginter, during their German Bundesliga soccer match in Monchengladbach, Germany, April 20, 2019. (MARIUS BECKER / DPA VIA AP)

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