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Mats Hummels sums up his 'tackle of the season' brilliantly

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After matches rarely does the main highlight involve a tackle from a defender, rather than a great goal or a fantastic piece of skill.

However, during Bayern Munich’s 3-0 victory over Frankfurt on Saturday afternoon, it was a goal-saving tackle from Mats Hummels that was doing the rounds on social media - instead of Roberto Lewandowski’s brace or Douglas Costa’s strike.

With the scores still at 0-0, Branimir Hrgota broke the offside trap and rounded goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. It looked as though he was about the give the visitors a surprise lead at the Allianz Arena but Hummels had other ideas.

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Not known for his pace, Hummels sprinted back and somehow prevented Hrgota from scoring.

It proved to be vital as Bayern went on to win comfortably to take a giant step towards yet another Bundesliga title.

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And after the match, Hummels was asked about that challenge and had no intention of playing it down.

He said: "I don't need to be modest, I liked that tackle. For us defenders, it's like scoring a goal."

Fair play.

Things are going very well indeed for Hummels and Bayern at the moment.

Their 3-0 victory, coupled with RB Leipzig’s defeat at home to Wolfsburg on Saturday saw them extend their lead at the top of the table to 10 points.

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It comes in the same week as they demolished Arsenal 10-2 on aggregate to progress into the last-eight of the Champions League.

They’re also into the last-four of the DFB-Pokal cup and a treble is very much on the cards.

With Hummels in this kind of form in defence, you wouldn’t bet against them winning the lot.

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Robert Lewandowski
Mats Hummels
Borussia Dortmund
Xabi Alonso
Philipp Lahm
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