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1 vs 0
Played
April 27, 2013 9:30 AM EDT
Allianz-Arena — München
Referee:‬ C. Dingert‎
Attendance:‬ 71000‎
 
35′ Emre Can
 
35′ Emre Can
 
Top of the Match
Xherdan Shaqiri
Xherdan Shaqiri
Bayern
Xherdan Shaqiri
Xherdan Shaqiri
Bayern
Flop of the Match
Johannes Flum
Johannes Flum
Freiburg
Johannes Flum
Johannes Flum
Freiburg

Bayern Munich 1-0 Freiburg: Can earns Bavarians’ B team facile win

The Bavarian outfit made history with the victory, as its 84-point total stands as the highest ever in a Bundesliga campaign - with three games still to play

By Keeghann Sinanan

Germany: Bayern Munich - SC Freiburg, Xherdan Shaqiri, Oliver Sorg
Bongarts
Bayern Munich set a new record for points in a Bundesliga season with a 1-0 victory over Champions League-chasing Freiburg at the Allianz Arena on Saturday.

Emre Can's first-half goal was enough to clinch victory for the Bavarian giants, who fielded a host of reserves, but still managed to dominate the encounter from start to finish and outclass Christian Streich's side.

The win sees Bayern move onto 84 points, surpassing the record of 81 set by Borussia Dortmund last season, while Freiburg remains one point behind fourth placed Schalke, having played a game more.

Jupp Heynckes named nearly an entirely different XI from the one that took to the field against Barca midweek, with Jerome Boateng the only survivor, as the likes of Mario Mandzukic and Rafinha stepped in.

Bayern soon settled and exhibited its customary dominance of possession, with Freiburg barely managing to get a foot on the ball in the opening exchanges.

Xherdan Shaqiri was heavily involved in most of the home side’s offensive efforts, and should have done better with 20 minutes gone, snatching at a volley from the edge of the area that flew wide.

Bayern would come closer around the half hour mark when Luis Gustavo’s ball over the top released Diego Contento, but the full back, with all the time in the world to pick out a cross, instead lifted the ball too far ahead of Mandzukic at the far post.

It was a let-off for Freiburg, but its good fortune would not last much longer. Shaqiri’s inch-perfect free-kick from the right hand side was glanced with the slightest of nods by Can, steering the ball into the far side of the goal.

Gustavo had an excellent opportunity to double Bayern’s advantage almost immediately, but the Brazilian could only hit right at Oliver Baumann after good link-up play from Contento and Mandzukic.

But the Freiburg keeper was made to work harder shortly after the restart, when Can’s shot proved too hot to handle, forcing him into an awkward parry.

Shaqiri then attempted to force the issue with a long-range effort that went just off target, after a delightful turn to free himself in space for the shot.

And the home side was left cursing their luck once again just before the hour mark, when Mandzukic clipped onto the bar after spotting Baumann off his line, following an excellent feed from Claudio Pizarro.

Heynckes brought on Franck Ribery and Mario Gomez in the closing stages, and the two substitutes almost contrived to unlock Freiburg for a second time, but Gomez could not divert the Frenchman’s cross on target from point blank range.

But Bayern was fortunate not to be hit with a sucker-punch in the 77th minute, when Tom Starke’s flap at a corner opened up space for Daniel Caligiuri to shoot, but the effort was tame and right at the feet of the recovering keeper.

However, it was a rare positive moment for the visitors amid total Bayern domination. Ribery and Gomez both wasted chances late on to add another goal, but it mattered little in the end as the hosts ran out comfortable winners.

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Bayern

22
Tom Starke
Goalkeeper
3.00
5
3.00
13
Rafinha
Defender
3.50
17
Jerome Boateng
Defender
3.00
26
Diego Contento
Defender
3.00
11
Xherdan Shaqiri
Midfielder
4.00
22
Luiz Gustavo
Midfielder
3.00
10
Emre Can
Midfielder
35′ 35′ 74′
3.50
44
3.00
9
3.00
14
2.50

Freiburg

2.50
1
Oliver Baumann
Goalkeeper
3.50
3
2.50
24
2.50
25
Oliver Sorg
Defender
2.50
28
2.50
41
3.00
6
3.50
17
2.00
18
Johannes Flum
Midfielder
64′
3.00
7
3.00
10
Max Kruse
Midfielder

Substitutes

1
Manuel Neuer
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
Dante
Defender
 - 
27
David Alaba
Midfielder
 - 
7
Franck Ribéry
Midfielder
74′
3.00
8
Javi Martínez
Midfielder
84′
 - 
10
Arjen Robben
Midfielder
 - 
33
3.00

Substitutes

 - 
21
 - 
6
 - 
30
 - 
31
Karim Guédé
Midfielder
2.50
9
 - 
18

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski
Striker
Borussia Dortmund
18 4
Mario Mandzukic Mario Mandzukic
Striker
FC Bayern München
18 0
Adrian Ramos Adrian Ramos
Striker
Hertha BSC
16 3
Josip Drmic Josip Drmic
Striker
FC Nürnberg
16 2
Marco Reus Marco Reus
Midfielder
Borussia Dortmund
15 5