BERLIN: Harry Kane scored again Friday to lead Bayern Munich to the top of the Bundesliga with a 1-0 win at Cologne. The England forward took his tally to 18 goals in 12 league games and put the pressure on early season leader Bayer Leverkusen, which can reclaim first place Saturday with a win at Werder Bremen. Thomas Müller had to be content to watch from the sideline again Friday as coach Thomas Tuchel opted for Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting in support of star forward Kane.
Müller hasn’t started in any of Bayern’s four Champions League games so far, while the only time he played a full match this season was in Bayern’s shock 2-1 loss to third-division team Saarbrücken in the German Cup. Bayern almost scored when Cologne defender Timo Hübers deflected the ball against his own post, but the visitors didn’t have to wait long for Kane to strike in the 20th minute. It came on a counterattack when Choupo-Moting’s shot was cleared off the line by Julian Chabot – but only as far as Kane, who gratefully sent the ball inside the right post. Bayern missed further good chances to extend the lead with Cologne ’keeper Marvin Schwäbe getting the better of Leroy Sané, who was frustrated again in the second half. Kingsley Coman also struck the crossbar with a header for Bayern. Tuchel made no changes at all during the game despite complaining about the burden on players playing so soon after returning from international duty.
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