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  • March 8, 2014
  • • 22:30
  • • VOLKSWAGEN ARENA, Wolfsburg
  • Referee: T. Welz
  • • Attendance: 30000
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Live Commentary

  • That's it from me Harry Slavin as Bayern celebrate their 16th consecutive Bundesliga victory. Thanks for joining me and be sure to tune in next time for more Bundesliga action. Until then, goodbye!
  • FULL-TIME: WOLFSBURG 1-6 BAYERN. A devastating second half display has blown away Wolfsburg at the Volkswagen Arena. The home side were still very much in the game until the hour mark, but a mesmeric spell which saw Guardiola's men notch five times, sees them chalk up another Bundesliga record and another victory.
  • 90'
    Robben shows some silky footwork but can't quite carve out a shooting opportunity inside the box. It matters little though, and that's the full-time whistle!
  • 88'
    Bayern are now just holding onto possession. Wolfsburg can't get near the ball. Their fans are still making some noise, but a few of them have already left.
  • 86'
    Kevin De Bruyne makes way for Junior Malanda. It was a neat assist for the goal from him but it just hasn't clicked for the former Chelsea man in the second half.
  • 85'
    Substitution Kevin De Bruyne Bernard Malanda Adje
  • 84'
    Just six minutes to go then. I can't see their being any time added on by Welz. The Wolfsburg players and fans need to be put out of their misery after a traumatising second half.
  • 82'
    As it stands, Bayern have amassed 26 goals in just their last six outings. That's more than four goals a game. It's a pleasure to watch, devastating to play against.
  • 80'
    Assist Thomas Müller
  • 80'
    Goal Mario Mandzukic
    GOOOAALLL!!! MANDZUKIC ADDS ANOTHER!!! Wolfsburg have capitulated. It's a shame after such a promising display for the opening hour. Alaba sets away Muller and his cross is met by Madzukic at the back post who taps home. All too easy for Guardiola's men.
  • 79'
    Substitution Maximilian Arnold Jan Polak
  • 79'
    Substitution Daniel Caligiuri Marcel Schäfer
  • 78'
    Assist Arjen Robben
  • 78'
    Goal Thomas Müller
    GOOOAAALLL!!! MULLER MAKES IT FIVE!!! Wolfsburg don't deserve this, but you cannot afford this man this much space. Robben turns Ochs inside out on the left and his cross is met by an unmarked Muller who plants his header into the ground and beyond an outstretched Benaglio.
  • 75'
    De Bruyne has the ball at his feet and plenty of options in front of him. He picks the worst though as he goes for goal from fully 30-yards out, his effort flying harmlessly over Neuer's goal.
  • 73'
    To their credit, the home side are still making a fist of this. Perisic is denied by a fantastic Neuer save. The keeper didn't look at ease in the first half but he looks back to his normal self now, and so do Bayern.
  • 71'
    Assist Arjen Robben
  • 71'
    Goal Franck Ribéry
    GOOOOAAALLL!!! RIBERY ADDS A FOURTH!!! This is why Bayern are considered one of the best in Europe. They've not been at their best - far from it - but they've managed to conjure up another goal here. Robben is forced wide by Benaglio when clean through, but he still has the composure to pick out Ribery who fires through a crowd of white shirts.
  • 69'
    Rodriguez moves away down the left again but he struggles for support and eventually loses the ball to Rafinha. It's beginning to fall apart for the home side.
  • 67'
    Substitution Philipp Lahm Javi Martínez
  • 67'
    Guardiola makes his final change as Lahm makes way for Martinez. It's been a devastating turnaround by the league leaders.
  • 66'
    Assist Rafinha
  • 66'
    Goal Mario Mandzukic
    GOOOAAALLL!!! MANDZUKIC ADDS A THIRD!!! It was never in doubt really, was it? Rafinha delivers a cracking low ball into the area and Mandzukic peels away from his marker to meet the cross and slam it low beyond Benaglio.
  • 65'
    Wolfsburg aren't done yet. Rodriguez is released own the left and he sends a low ball across the box that Dost is a boots-width away from connecting with.
  • 63'
    Assist Thiago Alcántara
  • 63'
    Goal Thomas Müller
    GOOOAAALLL!!! MULLER PUTS BAYERN IN FRONT!!! This one is definitely Muller's. The forward picks up Thiago's inch-perfect through ball and rounds Benaglio before slotting into the empty net. Harsh on Wolfsburg. Clinical from Die Roten.
  • 61'
    Chances coming thick and fast now for both sides. Perisic rolls an effort just wide of Neuer's goal after being played through by Dost, while at the other end, Muller can't find the target after connecting with Alaba's cross.
  • 59'
    Almost stunning! Bayern try a move straight off the training ground. Thiago chips the ball over the wall and Robben peels off to meet it on the volley. The Dutchman's effort though is blazed over Benaglio's bar.
  • 58'
    Yellow Card Slobodan Medojevic
  • 58'
    A foul from Medojevic on Ribery gives Bayern a free kick within shooting range. There are plenty of candidates lining up to hit this one.
  • 57'
    Substitution Toni Kroos Mario Mandzukic
  • 57'
    The changes are rung by the Spaniard just moments after that latest chance for the home side. Thiago and Mandzukic are both on. Shaqiri and Kroos are both off for Die Roten.
  • 56'
    Substitution Xherdan Shaqiri Thiago Alcántara
  • 56'
    Naldo rises to meet Rodriguez's corner but he's headed that wide. It's the home side that are having the better of it at the moment and Guardiola might want to think about making changes soon.
  • 54'
    Ochs swings in a promising delivery and Boateng has to slide back to put the effort over his own bar. Dost was lurking so it was an important clearance. Wolfsburg still well and truly alive in this game.
  • 52'
    A cynical challenge from Lahm on Arnold gives the home side a free kick in the middle of the Bayern half. The visitors look a little disgruntled here. We haven't seen this side to them that often.
  • 50'
    Shaqiri has another pop at Benaglio's goal. He takes the ball well on the edge of the area but his smart turn and shot doesn't cause the Wolfsburg keeper too many problems.
  • 48'
    An early chance for Wolfsburg! Rafinha, who hasn't been at his best today, gives the ball away in a dangerous area and Caligiuri's effort has Neuer sprawling across to his near post. To the relief of the keeper though, it rolls just wide.
  • 46'
    A quick blast on the whistle from Welz and we are back up and running at the Volkswagen Arena.
  • Both sides are back out on the pitch. We are about to get back underway here in Saxony.
  • Bayern have only dropped points twice all season. It would be some result for Wolfsburg if they can snatch a point here. It would be even more staggering if they can come away with all three.
  • HALF-TIME: WOLFSBURG 1-1 BAYERN. It's rare this season that Guardiola's side haven't had it all their own way. But that's certainly been the case this afternoon, and but for some poor finishing, they could even have found themselves behind here. As it stands though, Hecking's men are matching their opponents, who need to find an extra gear if they want to break more records.
  • 45'
    Into two minutes of added time at the end of the first half we go. It's been a breathless first half with plenty of chances. Is there one more left before the break?
  • 44'
    Oh De Bruyne! The former Chelsea man has the ball laid on plate for him by Rodriguez but he sidefoots meekly at goal, Neuer able to gather the effort with no trouble whatsoever. That is a really poor miss.
  • 42'
    Rodriguez swings in a free kick from a wide area for the hosts after Ribery brings down Dost. It isn't the best of connections though and it's cleared at the front post. A waste for Wolfsburg, especially considering how few and far between their chances are likely to be.
  • 40'
    Robben sends in a delivery from a free kick but the Wolfsburg defence stands firm. Shaqiri has won a corner now on the far side but Benaglio comes out well to collect the set piece. The home side's defence standing firm for now.
  • 38'
    Chance for Wolfsburg! The hosts catch Die Roten on the break but a poor choice in pass sees the opportunity disappear. Arnold decides to exchange passes with Dost rather than play in De Bruyne, and when the ball comes back to the youngster, his shot is blocked by Boateng's sprawling challenge.
  • 36'
    A lovely effort from Robben! The Dutchman embarks on one of his trademark runs, cutting inside and onto his left foot and he sends a searing strike just over Benaglio's crossbar.
  • 34'
    The camera pans along that Bayern bench. There are plenty of players on their that could come on and make their mark on this one. There's still plenty of work for the home side to do if they're to come away with anything.
  • 32'
    Just past the half hour mark and we've been treated to an entertaining affair so far. Wolfsburg have done themselves a great credit with the way they've approached the game but there is just no keeping this Bayern side down.
  • 30'
    Shaqiri is in the thick of the action again here! The Swiss maestro unleashes a ferocious effort on the Wolfsburg goal and Benaglio has to produce a fantastic stop to prevent Bayern producing a quick turnaround at the Volkswagen Arena.
  • 28'
    Bayern back on level terms then and no doubt they'll look to push on and take the lead. Hecking's men need to find that intensity that saw them cause their visitors all sorts of problems in the opening moments.
  • 26'
    Assist Jerome Boateng
  • 26'
    Goal Xherdan Shaqiri
    GOOOAAAALLL!!! SHAQIRI LEVELS FOR BAYERN!!! It's as scrappy as they come but Die Roten fans won't care. Dante and Rafinha are denied by Ochs on the line and Shaqiri's effort appears to cross the line. Muller strokes home from virtually a yard out to make sure but it looks like that will go down as Shaqiri's goal.
  • 23'
    Shaqiri is certainly getting involved in this central role he's picked up. He tries a neat little turn inside the Wolfsburg area but he's instantly surrounded by three white shirts and the chance is snuffed out.
  • 21'
    This is not a position Bayern have been used to this season. It would be a real turn up if they were to suffer their first defeat this afternoon. Ribery leads the charge down the left as Bayern look for an immediate response but the ball is cleared.
  • 19'
    You can't say the home side haven't deserved that goal. They've been all over Bayern like a rash in these opening minutes. The joy at going in front has turned to concern momentarily though as Bas Dost is down after a collision with Medojevic.
  • 17'
    Assist Kevin De Bruyne
  • 17'
    Goal Naldo
    GOOOAAALLL!!!! NALDO GIVES WOLFSBURG THE LEAD!!! Well, well. It hasn't been the most convincing of starts by Guardiola's galacticos and they now find themselves behind! De Bruyne sends in an inviting delivery and Naldo stretches at the back post to prod the ball home. Do we have a shock on the cards?
  • 15'
    A decent chance for Shaqiri. He takes a ball from Ribery well with his right boot but the shot with his left doesn't have enough power behind it to trouble Benaglio.
  • 13'
    That chance for Bayern has turned the tide a little and now Wolfsburg are firmly on the back foot. Ribery slaloms through the opposition half and when the ball breaks, Boateng is on hand to rifle an effort towards goal that is deflected behind for a corner.
  • 11'
    Arjen Robben has the ball in the back of the net - and what a finish it is too as he clips a delicate chip over Benaglio. Unfortunately it's ruled out for offside though.
  • 9'
    Bayern have tried to start moving the ball around in the middle, but they are struggling. The ball finds its way back to Neuer once more and chance to play the ball out from the back is being snuffed out by some hard running by the Wolfsburg midfield.
  • 7'
    It's an interesting choice from Guardiola to start Shaqiri in a wider role. He essentially has three wide players in his starting side this afternoon. So far we're yet to see how that's going to work.
  • 5'
    Another sketchy pass-back towards Neuer has the German hurrying his clearance once more. Again it isn't the most concvincing as the ball strikes Dante on the back of the leg. Some good pressure from the home side early on.
  • 3'
    It's been a determined start from the home side as Hecking's side pin Bayern back into their own half. Neuer comes under some pressure early on and skews his clearance straight into touch. Uncharacteristically nervy from the German keeper there.
  • 1'
    Referee Tobias Welz blows his whistle and we are underway here!
  • The teams are on their way out at a packed Volkswagen Arena. We are moments away from kick off!
  • So all three of Bayern's returning stars go straight into the starting line up. Their bench doesn't look too bad either. The Bundesliga's top scorer Mandzukic is on it alongside Thiago, Schweinsteiger and Javi Martinez. Not the worst set of replacements I've ever seen.
  • BAYERN: (4-1-4-1) Neuer; Rafinha, Boateng, Dante, Alaba; Lahm; Robben, Kroos, Shaqiri, Ribery; Muller.
  • WOLFSBURG: (4-2-3-1) Benaglio; Ochs, Naldo, Knoche, Rodriguez; Arnold, Medojevic; Caligiuri, De Bruyne, Perisic; Dost.
  • We have just under a quarter of an hour until kick off so let's take a look at how each side line up. We'll start with the home side.
  • And if things didn't look ominous enough for the home side today, it gets worse. Die Roten are able to welcome three of their danger men to their squad today, as Franck Ribery, Thomas Muller and Xherdan Shaqiri all return for Bayern.
  • Die Roten have won their last 15 Bundesliga matches and another victory today would see them break yet another league record. They just keep on tumbling under Guardiola.
  • I'm Harry Slavin and I'll be here to take you through all the action from Saxony. Wolfsburg were the opponents for one of Bayern's worst displays of the season when the league-leaders sneaked a 1-0 win in Munich. Dieter Hecking will be hoping his men catch them on an off day again this afternoon.
  • There is just no stopping Bayern Munich, is there? Pep Guardiola's side have a 20 point lead at the top of the Bundesliga and could even wrap up the title this month. They can set a new league record for consecutive wins this afternoon too as they take on Wolfsburg at the Volkswagen Arena.