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8 December 2012
• SGL arena, Augsburg
Referee: J. Drees
• Attendance: 30660
T. Müller 40'
M. Gómez 63'
It has been a pleasure, until next time...
Bayern stretch their lead a the top to 11 points, although the teams directly below both have a game in hand. Meanwhile at the wrong end of the table, Augsburg stay joint bottom.
FULL TIME!! Not the most dominating performance from Bayern but they did a professional job and got the three points. A good day at the office for the men in red.
90' + 2'
Not long left now until the ref blows his whistle but the home side keep coming forward. This time an attempted cross by Bance is blocked and Bayern come away with the ball.
If things stay as they are then the Bavarians' goal difference stands at a remarkable 37 after 16 games. In second place, Levekusen's is 9... Quite a difference.
Bayern currently defending with a flat back six in order to protect their two goal advantage. Although it is slowing the game and forcing it to fizzle out, it is working for the league leaders.
Augsburg have a corner from a nifty little move down the right. The cross from Musona deflected behind.
Augsburg doing their best to break down a stubborn Bayern defence but they're not having any of it. They have set up very well and look comfortable up against what the hosts are offering.
GREAT SAVE!! Schweinsteiger picked up on a loose ball and hammered it back across goal, only for a save by Amsif to keep it from hitting the net.
It is getting a bit scrappy now, needless challenges flying in from both sides and acting as a deterrent to the fluidity. Shame really, I was enjoying the end-to-end action.
Admirable how the Augsburg fans are still getting behind their players by making a racket in the stands despite the game looking as good as over.
The two goal cushion is allowing Lahm to push forward and have a bit more freedom down the right side. His surging run was deflected out for a corner which ultimately came to nothing, but some good play from the full-back.
Mario Gomez possesses ridiculous amount of talents in front of goal, it really is a pleasure to watch. Perhaps if he has started the game then Bayern's lead would have looked a lot healthier at this stage.
Assist Franck Ribéry
Goal M. Gómez
GOOAALLL!!! Well, that didn't take long did it? Mario Gomez doubles Bayern's lead with a brilliant finish into the middle of the net. Is it game over already?
Mario Gomez takes to the field to add a bit of spring into Bayern's attack. Mandzukic is the unlucky party who is relegated to the bench.
The Augsburg centre-backs are making me nervous. All this knocking it round the back is nice to watch but it only takes one stray pass to let the opposition in!!
Schweinsteiger makes a clever challenge on Molders but injures himself in the process. Corner to Augsburg which, not for the first time, is easily dealt with
Alaba is doing a grand job of running the wings and his drilled cross almost found the foot of Mandzukic who was almost on the goal line. Amsif pounced and made sure that nothing came of it.
Werner having a dig from an acute angle isn't enough to test Neuer but is enough to count as the first half chance of the half.
Bit of a quiet start so far with Augsburg doing most of the attacking. There have already been a few dodgy touches already with the players looking towards the floor but the pitch looks immaculate from where I am.
Here we go then, hopefully we see more goals in this second half!!
The players leave the pitch for their half time oranges with the score at 0-1. Join me soon for the second half.
Muller has spent more time on the floor in this first half than he has on his feet, either his balance is off or he needs to hit the gym.
Molders almost levels the game with a powerful header, unfortunately for him it was a bit too powerful and it spoons over the bar.
Penalty Goal Thomas Müller
Muller sends the keeper the wrong way as Bayern deservedly take the lead.
Penalty!!!! The ball clips off Sankoh's hand and gives the visitors the opportunity to take the lead, which they are more than happy to take!
Augsburg are dropping deeper and deeper as the game goes on, they are either worried about conceding or scared of Ribery's silky footwork, or maybe both!
Ribery, yet again, is pulling out all sorts of tricks down the left flank but this time his cross is wayward and rolls out for a throw in. My money is on the winger to open the scoring today.
Ribery is having a storming game so far, his pass to Javi Martinez lead to a foul about 30 yards from goal, Kroos dinks a ball into the box but was easily dealt with by the home side.
Just as Augsburg though the ball was clear, Ribery whips in a delightful cross which finds Mandzukic but the ball ends up in the keeper's arms.
Mandzukic firing a shot narrowly wide of the post, it had the Augsburg keeper scrambling.
The tempo of the game looks to be slowing down but the noise of the crowd is increasing. Does the Bundesliga generate the best atmosphere in Europe? What do you reckon?
Schweinsteiger displaying his strength with a majestic turn in the wide berth before laying it off to Muller. Lovely stuff
As Musona galloped down the wing there was one thought going through my head, ' I wish I had hair like Dante's'.
Foul on Vogt by Ribery on the edge of the Bayern box but the free kick is fired into the wall. The ball gets pumped back in towards the head of Molders but Dante is on hand to get the ball away.
Both sides are playing very fluent football and look hungry to score, I do not think it will be long before we see the opening goal!
Musona rifles a shot low towards the near post of Neuer's goal, but the goalkeeper gets down well and clutches on to the ball.
ANOTHER CHANCE!!! This time to Bayern in a frantic few moments. Lahm weaved in and out of three defenders and pulled the trigger only for the ball to bounce off his own player, Mandzukic.
Chance!" the hosts split the Bayern defence but Dante got his body in front of the ball and cleared for a corner, which ultimately came to nothing.
Bright stat from Bayern, some neat passing leads to a decent crossing chance for Lahm, however he rolls it to the feet of Amsif. Wasteful
Here we go then, let's hope its a good one!!
Bayern subs: D. Van Buyten, X. Shaqiri, Rafinha, T. Starke, D. Contento, M. Gomez, A. Tymoshchuk
Bayern Munich: Neuer; Lahm, Boateng, Dante, Alaba; Martinez, Schweinsteiger; Muller, Kroos, Ribery; Mandzukic
Augsburg subs: T. Oehrl, M. Petrzela. A. Ottl, R. Philp, A. Manninger, A. Bance, S. Hain
Augsburg: Amsif; Vogt, Sankoh, Klavan, de Jong; Callsen-Bracker, Baier; Werner, Koo, Musona; Mlders
Who wants some team news then?
This game sees the leaders take on the team who sit joint bottom of the Bundesliga, so are we expecting a hammering from the visitors or can the hosts pull off a surprise victory??
Good afternoon and a very warm welcome to Goal.com’s coverage of Augsburg vs Bayern Munich. My name is Patrick Gleeson and I am your host for today, you can share your thoughts on tonight’s proceedings with me via Twitter @PattyGlee.
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