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January 29, 2014 7:00 PM GMT
Mercedes-Benz-Arena — Stuttgart
Referee:‬ M. Gräfe‎
Attendance:‬ 60449‎
 
Top of the Match
Thiago Alcántara
Thiago Alcántara
FC Bayern München
Thiago Alcántara
Thiago Alcántara
FC Bayern München
Flop of the Match
Mohammed Abdellaoue
Mohammed Abdellaoue
VfB Stuttgart
Rafinha
Rafinha
FC Bayern München

Stuttgart 1-2 Bayern Munich: Last-gasp Thiago puts Bavarians 13 points clear

Vedad Ibisevic put the Bavarians' unbeaten league run under threat but late goals from Claudio Pizarro and the Spanish midfielder sealed an impressive comeback

VfB Stuttgart - Bayern München, Thiago Alcantara
AFP
Bayern Munich extended their lead at the summit of the Bundesliga to 13 points as they were forced to come from behind to win 2-1 in Stuttgart thanks to Thiago Alcantara's stoppage-time strike.

The home side opened the scoring just before half an hour had been played thanks to Vedad Ibisevic, but the guests threw players forward in the second period and eventually snatched a levelling goal through Claudio Pizarro before the Spaniard's late winner.

Bayern's win extends their lead at the top of the table, and ensures their 43-game unbeaten run in the league continues.

The visitors named an unchanged side for the first time in Pep Guardiola's reign, with rumoured Juventus target Mario Mandzukic among the substitutes.

Stuttgart brought Rani Khedira and Timo Werner into their starting line-up and the latter should have opened the scoring in the eighth minute.

After Mohammed Abdellaoue lost possession inside the penalty area, the loose ball fell for the 17-year-old but he blazed over the crossbar without testing Manuel Neuer.

Bayern survived a penalty shout against Rafinha four minutes later as Werner's header struck the right-back's arm inside the area, with referee Manuel Grafe not convinced as he waved home appeals away.

Guardiola's side were far from their normal fluent self and were punished in the 29th minute as Ibisevic netted his 10th league goal of the season.

Werner's deflected shot from the edge of the area dropped to the Bosnian striker via the boot of Abdellaoue, who looked offside, and he calmly fired past Neuer from 10 yards to give the hosts a deserved lead.

Thiago and Xherdan Shaqiri both went close to levelling for Bayern in the closing minutes of the first half but were unable to beat Sven Ulreich.

Ibisevic had a chance to double his tally, and Stuttgart's lead, early in the second half but he fired wide of goal after a mistake from Rafinha.

With 54 minutes played, the hosts had another chance to score, and they would have made it 2-0 had it not been for a goalline clearance from Jerome Boateng.

Former Barcelona man Thiago and Thomas Muller were denied by Ulreich but substitute Pizarro had no problems beating the goalkeeper with a well-placed header in the 76th minute.

Fellow substitute Mandzukic had a chance to win the game in the closing minutes but Thiago spared Bayern's blushes with an acrobatic volley in the last seconds of the match.



VfB Stuttgart

1
Sven Ulreich
Goalkeeper
3.50
2
Gotoku Sakai
Defender
57′ 65′
3.00
3
Daniel Schwaab
Defender
2.50
24
3.00
34
Konstantin Rausch
Midfielder
3.50
8
Moritz Leitner
Midfielder
22′
3.00
28
Rani Khedira
Midfielder
3.00
7
Martin Harnik
Striker
83′
3.00
9
4.00
19
Timo Werner
Striker
86′
4.00
25
2.50

FC Bayern München

3.00
1
Manuel Neuer
Goalkeeper
3.00
4
Dante
Defender
56′
2.50
13
Rafinha
Defender
93′
3.50
17
3.00
21
3.00
27
David Alaba
Midfielder
4.50
6
3.00
11
3.50
19
Mario Götze
Midfielder
88′
2.50
39
Toni Kroos
Midfielder
49′ 60′
3.00
25
Thomas Müller
Midfielder

Substitutes

22
 - 
6
 - 
15
Arthur Boka
Defender
65′ 75′
2.00
16
 - 
23
Sercan Sararer
Midfielder
92′
 - 
44
 - 
39
Robin Yalçin
Midfielder
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
22
Tom Starke
Goalkeeper
 - 
26
 - 
-
 - 
23
 - 
34
3.00
9
4.00
14

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski
Striker
Dortmund
18 4
Mario Mandzukic Mario Mandzukic
Striker
Bayern
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
Dortmund
15 5