AND IT IS OVER! Bayern Munich claim a vital victory over Freiburg courtesy of a 88th minute winner by Franck Ribery. Papiss Cisse drew the game level after Mario Gomez' opener, and missed a penalty as well shortly before netting his goal as Freiburg were dominating the first half. Bayern Munich, however, rose to the occasion and could have edgde ahead on three occasions through Hamit Altintop ( twice ) and Miroslav Klose before Franck Ribery finally settled the game with a long range low shot for the right corner. Oliver Baumann had a great game in goal for Freiburg, but will have to settle for nothing today. It is good night from me, Vasil Kotsev. Joins us later today for our live coverage of Palermo - Milan! Bye, for now!
Hamit Altintop is released on the right and crossed from just outside the box, but Barth manages to clear away his delivery.
Mario Gomez fouls Makiadi for a free-kick for Freiburg. Dangerous position for Bayern Munich on the right side of the box.
Tymoshchuk had a long shot over the bar minutes ago ...... Bayern Munich will be looking to run down the clock now.
Substitution Anton Putsila Kisho Yano
Bayern Munich score two minutes before the ninety minute mark. They certainly deserved a goal after a few denied finishes from Hamit Altintop and Miroslav Klose. Oliver Baumann was really good in goal for Freiburg today.
Assist Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
Goal Franck Ribéry
RIBERY SCORES! GOD'S SENT FOR BAYERN MUNICH! Ribery strike hard and low from the left wing after shaking of Mujdza. Baumann did make contact, but it was not enough. Compliments to Baumann for trying to keep that out.
Yellow Card Stefan Reisinger
Substitution Daniel Caligiuri Heiko Butscher
Freiburg get a free-kick on the right, but Flum's delivery is claimed by Thomas Kraft.
OFF THE LINE! Klose superbly managed to get on the end of a Ribery pass in the centre of the box, managed to win some space by superbly shielding the ball, and hit it hard and low. Baumnaa, however, managed to slow that down enough for Barth to clear the ball off the line.
Eight minutes for Bayern Munich to score a goal. It will be a great disappointment if they miss on a Champions League spot this year.
Schweinsteiger superbly released Mario Gomez on the right, the Bundesliga leading goalscorer did well to release Miroslav Klose, but the Germany leading World Cup goalscorer had his shot from insde the penalty area semi-circle blocked.
Substitution Johannes Flum Stefan Reisinger
Substitution Toni Kroos Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
WHAT A DOUBLE MISS BY ALTINTOP! The Turkey international was well released near the penalty spot, did well to turn away and shoot, but Baumann stoped his first shot. He managed to get to the rebound, but saw his subsequent finish blocked by the goalkeeper yet again.
Anatoliy Tymoshchuk is going to enter the pitch. He is likely to slot in at central defence with Van Buyten moving forward to play as a striker.
Miroslav Klose replaced Thomas Mueller a few moments ago and will have the chance to prove his worth in the remaining 20 minutes or so.
Van Buyten makes a terrible pass from just outside the Bayern Munich's box and the Bavarians are lucky not to be seriously endangered in the subsequent build-up.
Substitution Thomas Müller Miroslav Klose
Bayern Munich won their last game against Freiburg with Toni Kroos scoring his first goal for Bayern Munich since returning to the team this season. Can the ex-Bayer Leverkusen midfielder score today as well?
Miroslav Klose is warming up for Bayern Munich. Van Buyten just cleared a ball in the fee of Daniel Pranjic and, lucky for Bayern Munich, Thomas Kraft managed to stop the ball from coming in.
Baumann claims the Croatia international's delivery in the centre of the box.
Lahm wins a corner on the right for Bayern Munich. Pranjic is about to take it.
Toprak is injured after he and Barth sandwiched Mueller in a jump for a high ball. It is not clear whether he will leave the pitch.
ALTINTOP! WHAT A MISS! Gomez did superbly to dribble on the left side of the box before cutting back to Altintop in the centre of the box, but the Turkey international sent a weak finish at Bastians. Poor finish by the winger.
Bayern are trying to lay a siege on Freiburg's defence once again in search of a goal. Hannover are 2-0 up and Bayern need to score to keep the point difference to 2 points.
MAKIADI MISSES AGAIN! Putsila set up Makiadi for an easy finish from the left side of the box, but saw his poor finish deflected wide of the left post.
Kross passes superbly to Ribery on the left flank, the Frenchman finds Mueller, who tries to dribble past Toprak, but is crowded off by Freiburg's defender and sets-up Ribery for a cross, which is cleared in the path of Lahm, who fails to find space to shoot.
Ribery is brutally fouled by Mujdza in the left and is now about to take the free-kick. It leads to nothing, however, Freiburg try to break free, but Cisse is stopped by Luiz Gustavo.
Leads to nothing, however, as Baumann manages to deal with the situation.
Ribery wins a corner on the left and is going to take it ...
KROOS! How close! The midfielder latch onto a poorly cleared ball by Barth and let it fly, but his finish was deflected by Mario Gomez and went wide.
Caligiuri concedes a free-kick in the centre of the pitch after he fouled Bastian Schweinsteiger.
The second half begins ...
Half-time! Bayern Munich are lucky to be level as Freiburg missed a penalty and hit the post. Cisse cancelled out Mario Gomez' opener and generally Feiburg have been the better team in this period. Join us after the break for the second half of this exciting game!
Meanwhile, Hamburg are three up, while Hannover are in the lead as well.
Ribery sends a smart cross from the left into the box for Mueller, who did his best to win a penalty, but the referee did not buy that.
Risky by Baumann as he nearly hit Gomez with an ambitious pass. This could have been quite a blunder.
Lahm misplaces a simple pass and Makiadi is looking to set Freiburg on the counter, but instead passes it to the hosts' defence.
Freiburg are on the front foot and Bayern Munich are struggling to create serious chances. The host had a penalty and hit the post aside from scoring a goal through Cisse.
MAKIADI! WHAT A MISS! Caligiuri sent a speculative shot from the right wing and it hit the left post! The ball fell to Makiadi just outside the six-yard box and Freiburg's No.7 failed to react quickly enough and send a decent finish.
Altintop on the right with a good cross for Gomez in the centre of the box, but Baumann claims the ball just ahead of the striker.
Caligiuri is fouled by Pranjic on the right side. Makiadi is offside after the set-piece was taken and Bayern Munich receive the ball for a free-kick,
Substitution Arjen Robben Hamit Altıntop
Yellow Card Julian Schuster
Schuster brings down Mueller as the World Cup Golden Boot winner is brought down by the ex-Stuttgart man in the centre of the pitch. Meanwhile Robben leaves the pitch with an injury.
Schweinsteiger sends a powerful long-range drive from the right, and it misses everyone, including the goal, fizzling wide for a goal kick.
Robben seems to have picked up an injury and this is dreadful news for Bayern Munich. Altintop is warming up ...
Cisse tries to break free on the left wing, but Pranjic is there to close him down and Bayern Munich regain control of the ball.
Freiburg have the upper hand now and are launching attack after attack. Are we in for a surprising home win?
Schweinsteiger is lectured by the referee after conceding a foul in the centre of the pitch ... Frustrating development for Bayern Munich here ...
Assist Anton Putsila
Goal Papiss Cissé
HE MAKES AMENDMENTS RIGHT AWAY! Freiburg draw the game level! Mistake by Luiz Gustavo! The Brazilian defender let Cisse shake off him and pounced on a fine pass from the left. He controlldd calmly and slotted in the right corner.
Well, that was a poor penalty by Cisse ... he barely managed to sent the ball to the left and it was an easy catch by Kraft.
Penalty save Thomas Kraft
Missed Penalty Papiss Cissé
SAVED! KRAFT SAVES! Cisse stepped up, but sent his finish into Kraft's hands.
PENALTY FREIBURG! Kraft brings down Makiadi in the box. Well earned penalty by Makiadi.
Bayern Munich are showing ruthless efficiency as they managed to score with their first real chance of the game.
Assist Franck Ribéry
Goal Mario Gomez
GOAL! GOMEZ SCORES! The striker found himself on the end of a delivery from a free-kick on the left by Rivery, and made no mistake with a looping header from the centre of the penalty box.
After a short period of better play by Freiburg, Bayern Munich are back in the driving seat and are passing the ball around comfortably...
Van Buyten wins a throw-in off Schuster in Bayern Munich half. The tempo is not really high in the early minutes ... Makiadi tried to release Cisse on the right side of the box by Kraft was quick to intervene.
Bayern Munich are in all white today. No funny puns here ...
The game begins ...
Bayern Munich: Kraft. Lahm, Van Buyten, Dias, Pranjic; Schweinsteiger, Kroos; Robben, Mueller, Ribery; Gomez.
Freiburg: Baumann; Mujdza, Toprak, Barth, Bastians; Flum, Makiadi, Putsial; Schuster, Cisse.
Hello and welcome to Goal.com's live coverage of today's game between Freiburg and Bayern Munich. The Bavarians enter the game on the back of an unjust and heartbreaking defeat against Inter in midweek. Freiburg, on the other hand, will be hoping to bounce back from a defeat against Kaiserslautern last week and much expectations will be put on Papiss Cisse's shoulders to make things work for the hosts. The game starts soon, so stay tuned.
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