Leon Goretzka was delighted to send Bayern Munich into the international break on a high as his goal helped them to a 2-1 win over Freiburg.
The Bundesliga leaders ended Freiburg’s unbeaten start to the season at the Allianz Arena, Goretzka’s opener and a second-half strike from Robert Lewandowski proving enough for maximum points.
Julian Nagelsmann’s team lost at home to Eintracht Frankfurt prior to the last international break.
But they were dominant this time around against Freiburg, Bayern’s 29 shots their most of the season so far.
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Goretzka, who also hit the post in the second half, underlined the importance of approaching the break with a positive result.
“We shouldn’t forget that we played against a good team today,” Goretzka said to Sky. “The most important thing was to win the game, which we did.
“It was incredibly important to score the second goal, because you can always concede at any time. Our goal was to win today as it’s the last game before the international break.
“It wasn’t a good feeling when we lost just before the last international break. Therefore we are very happy today.”