Football: Sarpreet Singh earns first Bundesliga start for Bayern Munich in win over Freiburg

All Whites international Sarpreet Singh ticked off another impressive milestone in his career, making his first Bundesliga start for Bayern Munich on Sunday (NZ time). Singh played 64 minutes for the German champions in a 3-1 win against SC Freiburg at an empty Allianz Arena. After securing their eighth straight Bundesliga title earlier this week, coach Hans Flick played the squad’s younger players, including Singh, who didn’t look out of place with some slick passing and strong positioning. 

The 21-year-old said on Instagram he was “blessed” to make his starting debut. 

Polis striker Robert Lewandowski struck twice, as Bayern secured a record 15th consecutive win, while Joshua Kimmich also found the back of the net. 

Singh signed with German giants last July and has predominantly spent time with the reserve side – Bayern II – but has found himself on the bench as an unused substitute since the season resumed last month. 

The former Wellington Phoenix player made his Bundesliga debut off the bench in December, playing just eight minutes against Werder Bremen in a 6-1 win. 

Bayern have one match remaining in their Bundesliga campaign – against Wolfsburg next Sunday – before facing Bayer Leverkusen in the German Cup final in July. 

Then, they’ll turn their attention to completing the Champions League season, which is set to resume in Portugal in August. 

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