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78'
S. Rode
J. Boateng
70'
T. Dierßen
F. Klaus
66'
C. Gülselam
Assist
66'
A. Sobiech
Goal
61'
Rafinha
K. Coman
61'
C. Gülselam
V. Sulejmani
56'
F. Klaus
Yellow Card
54'
M. Götze
Goal
52'
S. Ulreich
M. Neuer
28'
K. Coman
Assist
28'
M. Götze
Goal
12'
R. Lewandowski
Goal
3
0
2
1

Stats

Possession
% %
7
14
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 11 5
Total Passes 650 341

Commentary

Full-time at the Allianz Arena and full-time on this season of the Bundesliga. Bayern Munich celebrate the day they receive the championship title with a comfortable win over the already relegated Hannover, with the heroes on the day proving to be Robert Lewandowski, who scored the opener, and Mario Gotze, who netted an excellent double. The Bavarians have been the best team in the country for the fourth time in a row, the third under the outgoing Pep Guardiola, and they will deservedly lift the tropy in a few minutes. Thanks for joining us, see you next time!
88' Two minutes to go of the Bundesliga season, and it remains to be seen how much added time will be allocated by the referee. It probably won't be anything substantial as these Bayern fans have been sitting on their hands for a while now in expectancy of lifting the trophy.
86' Some worrying scenes for Bayern at the moment as Vidal, who was originally meant to be replaced by Rode, goes down clutching his groin after going in late on Prib in the middle of the park. The Chilean comes out of the collision the worst, but he should be okay to last until the end of play. Will he be okay for next week, though?
84' It is a rare 90 minutes played by Ribery this afternoon, which is certainly good to see considering his unfortunate injury problems this campaign. He actually looks like he wants to make up for any lost playing time, and goes on another twisting and turning run into the box, but he just can't polish off the move with a finish as the keeper does well to usher behind for a goal-kick.
82' Gulselam goes on a penetrating run down the right channel and eventually shifts possession back on to his left foot before lofting a pass in behind the Bayern defence. Fossum attempts to get on the end of it after a late run, but the Norwegian can't get enough connection on his header to tourble Ulriech.
80' Rode has only been involved in the action for a minute or so here, but his first piece of action is completely taking out Sobiech with a strong aerial challenge inside the Hannover box. A small break in play as both players just receive a bit of treatment from the physios, but they'll both be fine to continue.
S. Rode
J. Boateng
FC Bayern München
78' Third and final change from Pep Guardiola here. Originally, it was meant to be Vidal leaving the action, but Boateng has just picked up a knock at the back and eventually trudges off the side of the pitch to be replaced by Sebastian Rode.
76' Just under 15 minutes remaining at the Allianz Arena and then the title celebrations can finally get underway, which will no doubt be flowing with traditional Bavarian beer for the fans and some of the players. Still some time to play here, though, but they will want to save their energy for the German Cup next week.
74' JUST WIDE FROM RIBERY! One of Bayern's particularly positive aspects of play so far today has been the link-up between Gotze and the Frenchman, who seem to have a lovely understanding when possession is on that left channel. They exchange a one-two which sees the former Marseille man run through, but his poked finish just goes the wrong side of the post.
72' Lahm isn't exactly known for his goalscoring this season, but if there was a day to add another one to his career tally in would be on this day of title celebrations. He looks to do it in spectacular fashion, too, with a chipped attempt from all of 25 yards, but a goalkeeper of Zieler's calibre simply steps back on to his line to claim possession out of the air. A cheeky attempt from the Bayern captain.
T. Dierßen
F. Klaus
Hannoverscher Sportverein 1896
70' Another change from Hannover as Tim Dierssen is given a run out in place of Klaus, who has shown glimpses of quality without being particularly consistent.
68' ANOTHER AWFUL MISS FROM PRIB! Vidal and Boateng get into a muddle at the back and the Hannover man takes advantage to claim possession before running through one-on-one with the keeper, but he only succeeds in smashing a shot straight at the oncoming Ulriech! That was almost like he was actually trying to miss!
C. Gülselam
Assist
Hannoverscher Sportverein 1896
66' Excelllent work from the sub, who picks out Sobiech with a lovely lofted pass.
A. Sobiech
Goal
Hannoverscher Sportverein 1896
66' GOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLLL FOR HANNOVER! THE VISITORS GRAB ONE BACK! The recently introduced Gulselam picks up the ball in midfield and eventually chips a teasing pass over the Bayern defence. Sobiech gets in front of Boateng and easily shakes off the attempted challenge before passing coolly into the bottom corner! Three-one!
63' ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY FOR PRIB! The Bayern defence is all over the place as the visitors move forward, and the midfielder eventually latches on to a loose ball 18 yards out, but he fails to control his left-footed attempt and ends up slashing a strike a few yards wide of the post! Another great chance for him, but his profligacy means Bayern survive again.
Rafinha
K. Coman
FC Bayern München
61' Guardiola in turn makes his second substitution, and again it looks like it may have been done with next week's German Cup final against Dortmund in mind. Leaving the action is the impressive Kingsley Coman, and he will be replaced by Rafinha, which will likely see Lahm move into midfield.
C. Gülselam
V. Sulejmani
Hannoverscher Sportverein 1896
61' Hannover make their first change, as Ceyhun Gulselam replaces the ineffective Sulejmani.
60' Well that is a GREAT save from Ulreich! Prib, who has completely overrun in the middle of the park for Hannover this afternoon, finally  finds a bit of space in the final third to pull the trigger. The subsequent strike is drilled high towards the top corner, but the Bayern keeper is on his feet and tips behind for a corner. Neuer's replacement isn't bad either!
58' Ribery pops up in a more central area this time and proceeds to eat up the space with a driving run, taking it past two or three challenges. He eventually lays into the path of the onrushing Kingsley Coman before looking for the return, but the winger goes for goal himself, only for Zieler to make the easy save down to his right.
F. Klaus
Yellow Card
Hannoverscher Sportverein 1896
56' The first yellow card of the match comes now and it is no surprise that it comes to a Hannover player, as the visitors are looking increasingly frustrated out there now. The guilty party is Klaus, who deservedly sees his name enter the book after cynical scythe on Kingsley Coman.
M. Götze
Goal
FC Bayern München
54' GOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLL FOR BAYERN! A DOUBLE FOR MARIO GOTZE! Ribery curls a corner-kick into the danger area and Alborniz barely manages to clear with a weak interception which sees possession drop to the former Dortmund man, who whips an outstanding finish into the bottom left corner! Three-nil!
S. Ulreich
M. Neuer
FC Bayern München
52' First change of the match now and it is certainly a sentimental one from Guardiola, who introduces second-choice goalkeeper, Sven Ulreich, in place of the ever-present Neuer. The man coming on hasn't had a sniff of Bundesliga action this season, so he gets 40 minutes or so to enjoy the title atmosphere.
50' Ribery, who has shown glimpses of real quality so far, picks up the ball from Alaba down the left channel and then opens up his stride with a powerful run, taking on Arkenberg as he goes. The Frenchman leaves the defender for dead and then goes for the left-footed cross into the box, but Anton is on hand to make the interception at the front post.
48' Sobiech receives the ball with his back to goal and turns sharply, looking to move into a more central area. The Poland international frustrates his team-mates eventually, though, and hits a weak shot-cum-cross into the box which is easily collected by Neuer in between the sticks.
46' The second half is underway in Munich!
Half-time at the Allianz. Bayern are ending their Bundesliga season on a high note at the moment as they currently lead lowly Hannover 2-0 at the break in the final fixture of the season. The visitors have actually acquitted themselves well, but have been outclassed in key areas which ultimately lead to the Bavarians grabbing two through Robert Lewandownski and Mario Gotze. Don't expect the goalscoring to stop here! Second period to come before the title celebrations.
44' OH WHAT A MISS FROM ANTON! Hannover get another free kick in a decent position, this time a yard in from the left touchline. The set-piece is subsequently floated to the back post and the 19-year-old defender meets it, only to horribly slash wide from no more than three yards! All he needed to do was get it on target and it would be 2-1.
42' Even with Guardiola departing after next week's German Cup final, the Spaniard would certainly not have his players playing with anything less than the intensity he is used to demanding. Indeed, as Arkenberg receives the ball to feet at the back, he is hounded by THREE Bayern players, which forces him to eventually clear into the stand.
40' Five minutes to go here and Hannover can actually be relatively happy with just being 2-0 down here, as Bayern look likely to score each time they go forward. The visitors have, of course, managed to create some opportunities of their own, but have just lacked the quality to pose a direct threat to Neuer's goal.
38' The Allianz Arena fans are typically in full voice this afternoon, and even more so due to the fact they are about to witness a title party at full-time. Expect the beer steins to be out in full force when this match is all wrapped up!
36' BAYERN HIT THE POST! Boateng finds himself deep down the left wing and steps inside on his right foot before clipping a fantastic cross to the back post for his team-mate. Kingsley Coman rises above everyone to bullet a header on goal, but it incredibly bounces straight back out from the inside of the woodwork! That looked a certain goal, but it remains at 2-0.
34' VITAL SAVE FROM ZIELER! Lewandowski latches on to a loose ball in behind the defence and takes possession down with a glorious touch before driving towards the penalty area with pace. He attempts to catch the keeper out with a backheel finish whilst under pressure from Arkenberg, but it is perhaps too over-elaborate from the Polish, who sees his strike saved.
32' The difference in quality is there for everyone to see here, as after all, we are witnessing top versus bottom in the Bundesliga. Encouragingly for Hannover, though, there is certainly not a lack of heart in the battle, which may stand them in good stead for the promotion fight next season.
30' Bayern's best player so far has actually probably been Gotze, who of course doubled the lead just a few moments ago. The German has seen first-team opportunities hard to come by this year at the Allianz which has resulted in some speculation that he may leave the champions, with Liverpool and Arsenal reportedly interested in his services. If he is putting himself in the shop window today, he is doing a good job.
K. Coman
Assist
FC Bayern München
28' A simple, passed assist for Kingsley Coman.
M. Götze
Goal
FC Bayern München
28' GOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAALLLL FOR BAYERN! THE BAVARIANS DOUBLE THE ADVANTAGE! Kingsley Coman hugs the touchline on the right and then moves into a more central area before passing square to Gotze. The World Cup winner easily glides into the penalty area, evading challenges as he goes, before delightfully dinking over the oncoming Zieler! Two-nil!
26' Hannover win the ball in the middle of midfield which catalyses a counter-attack forward, with Klaus leading the charge down the left. However, nothing much comes of the opportunity as the winger eventually runs through to blaze a finish high into the stand.
24' We are just beyond the midway point of this first period now and Bayern have went about their business basically at exhibition pace so far, clearly playing with no pressure whatsoever. They seem pretty content to award Hannover some space in the final third, but the visitors haven't had the quality as of yet to punish the Bavarian side.
22' OH WHAT A SITTER FROM FOSSUM! Hannover have actually threatened a few times so far, but no chance has been as good as his one as the ball breaks to the Norwegian around 12 yards out inside the penalty area, but he fails to take advantage as he hits an awkward, bouncing strike over the bar! Bayern survive.
20' SAVE FROM ZIELER! Gotze picks up the ball around 25 yards out and exchanges a neat one-two with Lewandowski before juggling his way into the penalty area with a series outstanding touches. He subsequently goes for the lob over the oncoming Hannover goalkeeper, but it is the latter who comes out on top after charging out from between the sticks.
18' WHAT A BLOCK FROM ANTON! Ribery links up superbly with Gotze down the left wing and picks up possession again inside the box before smashing an attempt aimed low towards the bottom corner. Before Zieler can be forced into the save, though, the Hannover defender bravely gets across to deflect behind for a corner.
16' With the party atmosphere already in place and now with the 1-0 lead gained, we can perhaps expect some tricks and flicks from the Bayern players now just to impress the Allianz Arena faithful. No real surpises who is the first to get in on the act, as Neuer chests the ball down like a world-class centre-forward before clipping a perfect pass to Alaba.
14' Well, Hannover have actually started the match relatively positively, but implementing such a high defensive line against Bayern is suicidal under the circumstances, and Guardiola's men took advantage to devastating affect.
R. Lewandowski
Goal
FC Bayern München
12' GOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLL FOR BAYERN! THE CHAMPIONS OPEN THE LEAD! Kingsley Coman breaks the offside trap down the right wing and attempts to pick out Gotze inside the box, only for the ball to be blocked away. Lewandowski collects the loose possession and steps up to fire a deflected strike past Zieler! One-nil!
11' JUST OVER FROM VIDAL!! Bayern take the short free-kick around 30 yards out which catalyses a quick lovely period of possession with one-twos on the edge of the box. Gotze eventually flicks through to the Chilean, who catches a half-volley aimed towards the top corner, but unfortunately for him it just grazes the top of the woodwork!
9' FIRST ATTEMPT ON THE HANNOVER GOAL! Lewandowski drives down the left channel with pace and eventually drills a pass to the opposite flank for Ribery, who subsequently chips back into the danger area for Kingsley Coman. The Juventus loanee rises high to bullet a header on goal, but it goes just north of the crossbar in the end. A decent chance passed up.
7' As expected, Bayern have just upped the tempo of their play slightly and now find themselves on top in the centre of midfield. Benatia and Boateng have contributed to this well by pushing the defensive line high up towards the halfway line, pinning Hannover back into their own penalty area as a consequence.
5' Today's match indeed has an odd feel to it, as Bayern have already have been crowned champions and Hannover have already failed to avoid the drop, so there is very much only pride to play for this afternoon, which both sides could do with for extremely different reasons. A chance to impress for Gotze, in particular, for Guardiola's men.
3' Perhaps surprisingly, the best team in these very early stages has been Hannover, who have shifted plenty of pressure on to this Bayern defence. Some lovely moves down the left especially, with Klaus in the thick of the action, but the hosts will more than likely gain dominance sooner or later.
1' We are underway at the Allianz Arena!
The teams are making their way to the pitch and we are almost ready for kick-off!
Hannover subs: Tschauner, Gulselam, Schulz, Karaman, Sorg, Dierssen.
Hannover (4-2-3-1): Zieler; Arkenberg, Anton, Sane, Alborniz; Prib, Schmiedebach; Klaus, Fossum, Sulejmani; Sobiech.
Bayern subs: Ulreich, Tasci, Costa, Rafinha, Rode, Muller, Kimmich.
Bayern (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Lahm, Benatia, Boateng, Alaba; Thiago, Vidal; Kingsley Coman, Gotze, Ribery; Lewandowski.
TEAM NEWS...
Unfortunately, the title party today for Bayern will not extend to any kind of successes for Hannover. Daniel Stendel's men were already relegated before this afternoon, and are glued to the very bottom of the table after picking up just 25 points from 33 matches. Furthermore, it is unlikely they will get anything from this game either as they take on the best team in the country, and have picked up just five points from 30 away from home.
Bayern's last game was the fixture that actually saw them claim the league title, and came a week ago at the Audi-Sportpark against Ingolstadt. Top goalscorer of the season, Robert Lewandowski, once again proved to be the hero for the champions with a first-half double to see his side on way to the narrow 2-1, and subsequent Bundesliga glory for the fourth consecutive year. Even with the title in the bag and Guardiola's departure, the Bavarians have already quickly made plans for next season, with Carlo Ancelotti confirmed as head coach and the sealed signings of Renato Sanches from Benfica and Mats Hummels from Dortmund.
Today's match will also be the former Barcelona head coach's last Bundesliga match in charge of Bayern before going to join Manchester City in the summer, so will obviously be similarly eager to end his reign with a win in front of a capacity home crowd. The very last game of the Spaniard's tenure will feature in the DFB-Pokal final against Dortmund next week, with the pressure certainly on to claim a win in that fixture what with the disappointing exit from the Champions League at the hands of Atletico Madrid.
After a season of twists and turns, the German top-flight finally comes to an end with the last fixture of the campaign. Pep Guardiola's outfit were always seen as the most likely outfit to be crowned champions, and will finally be awarded with the league trophy after full-time today after winning the Bundesliga for a record fourth time in a row. Before the party gets underway, though, the Bavarian side will be eager to send their fans away with a last league win.
Good afternoon football fans! Welcome to LIVE coverage of the German Bundesliga clash between Bayern Munich and Hannover from the Allianz Arena.
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