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Hansi Flick hails "aggressive" Bayern with title in sight

The Bundesliga leaders put five past Fortuna Dusseldorf in Munich.

Bayern Munich boss Hans-Dieter Flick was proud to see his side back up their victory over Borussia Dortmund with a clinical 5-0 win against Fortuna Dusseldorf.

Taking 'Der Klassiker' 1-0 in midweek gave Bayern one hand on the Bundesliga title and, in seeing off Saturday's visitors to the Allianz Arena, Flick's side underlined their desire to hold on.

Two goals from Robert Lewandowski, a header from Benjamin Pavard and a solo effort from Alphonso Davies followed an opening own-goal from Mathias Jorgensen to leave the hosts 10 points clear.

"It was important for us to show we wouldn't ease off after Tuesday's match against Dortmund," said a satisfied Flick.

"We saw that from the first second. So I'm very, very pleased with our performance. We were very aggressive and didn't leave our opponents the slightest chance. You can see how the players are pushing and motivating one another.

"We still have a few matches ahead of us. We're in a good position now."

David Alaba echoed his manager's sentiments, saying of his team: "We're very ambitious, the atmosphere is very positive, and you can see that. We want to win every match, we're very hungry, we want to come out on top at the end of the season. That's what marks us out."

The only down side for Bayern was an adductor injury for Lucas Hernandez, who was replaced at half-time.

Relegation-threatened Fortuna head coach Uwe Rosler bemoaned the end of a six-game undefeated run in the league, stretching back to before the coronavirus shutdown.

"It's a bit disappointing that we've ruined the good impression from the last few months a bit," he said.

"But we've always bounced back so far, and we will this time. We had three decent chances in the first half and we should have scored a goal. That would have given us even more energy but unfortunately we didn't take them."

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Sunday's key events


GOLF
· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

CYCLING - BMX
· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

SWIMMING
· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

TENNIS
· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

SAILING
· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
· So often the blue-riband event of the Olympics, the men's 100m final takes place as the world's fastest bid to be crowned Usain Bolt's successor. Three Brits have made it into the semi-finals (11.15am-11.32am), and the final looks wide open after an underwhelming display by favourite Trayvon Bromell on Saturday (1.50pm)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

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