Eric Maxim Choupo Moting celebrated his new contract at Bayern Munich with his 10th goal of the Bundesliga campaign as Bayern Munich narrowly-edged Stuttgart 2-0 this Saturday in Match Day 23 of the 2022/23 season.
The Cameroonian forward who extended his contract with the defending champions within the week scored the second goal at the Mercedes-Benz Arena as Bayern won to return to the top of the championship.
Bayern trailing Borussia Dortmund by three points before kick-off had a greater incentive to win against the bottom-half hosts.
The Bavarians were better through the opening stanza of the contest but lagging in the final third.
However, Mathias De Ligt rewarded the visitors for their persistence all through the afternoon when he beat German custodian Fabian Bredlow to give Bayern the advantage six minutes from the break courtesy an assist from Jamal Musiala.
Bayern took that advantage to the changing room but knew it was far from over.
Choupo made sure the points returned to Munich when he scored the insurance goal 17 minutes after resumption, feeding off a Thomas Muller assist.
The 16th goal in 25 matches in all competitions was the last act on the night for the 32-year-old who departed shortly for Sadio Mane given Julian Nagelsmann had an eye on events to come.
Though the hosts pulled one back through Juan Jose Perea two minutes before the end of regulation time Bayern protected their lead to the end.
The 14th win and seven draws in 23 games puts the multiple champions atop the championship with 49 points like second-placed Dortmund.
Choupo watched the final 27 minutes from the stands had enough rest prelude to Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League quarter-final second-leg game at home to his former club PSG. Bayern go into that appointment with a narrow 1-0 advantage obtained from a reversed fixture in which Choupo provided an assist.
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