Berlin: Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has congratulated RB Leipzig on their impressive campaign so far but warned it only matters who is top come the end of the Bundesliga season.
Mats Hummels headed the winner as Bayern Munich beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 on Saturday to end a three-game winless streak and trim RB Leipzig’s Bundesliga lead to three points.
Leipzig had gone six points clear at the summit on Friday with a 4-1 win at Freiburg.
“It was an important win, we needed a reaction and I think we are improving,” said Ancelotti.
“Every team wants to be at the top, what matters is at the end of the season, but congratulations to RB Leipzig, they are having a great season.”
The win boosted Bayern, who re-elected Uli Hoeness as club president on Friday despite the 64-year-old having only finished a 21-month jail sentence for tax evasion in February.
Before kick-off against Leverkusen, Hoeness apologised for having declared on Friday that RB Leipzig had joined Borussia Dortmund as being categorised as an “enemy” of Bayern.
“In football — there are rivals and opponents,” Hoeness told Sky.
“I’d officially like to take the word ‘enemy’ back and I apologise for it.”