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September 10, 2011
• Allianz-Arena, München
Referee: T. Welz
• Attendance: 69000
That's all from here - I hope you enjoyed tonight's coverage. Until next time, all the best.
FULL TIME! The final whistle sounds and the misery is over for Cottbus. Bayern will be pleased with their victory, but will face a higher level of competition on Wednesday as they take on Villarreal in the Champions League.
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TOOOOOR PETERSEN! 7-0! TO BAYERN! Schweinsteiger crosses to the unmarked newcomer, who volleys in from close range. This is his first-ever Bundesliga goal, and caps off an absolute rout. Incredible!
Assist Bastian Schweinsteiger
Goal Nils Petersen
PETERSEN! GREAT save by Baumann! This time Muller crosses from the right to the striker, whose header forces a good reflex save...
KROOS! And that would have been goal of the month had it gone in! The 21-year old plays in to Alaba, who returns the ball. Kroos slides to volley, but his finish is over the bar!
ALABA! The Austrian fires a low drive but Baumann just manages to parry!
Muller again! Butfor not the first time, he waits too long and has his shot blocked! He is definitely deserving of a goal, but still has yet to get his name on the score sheet.
MULLER! Oh, far too casual! He absolutely should have scored - Kroos plays a sublime through ball, but the attacking all-rounder seems to wait for a team-mate to make a run, and in the end opts to shoot. His attempt is blocked for a corner.
MULLER! Oh, another close call! From the corner, Petersen heads towards Muller, who nods wide!
Petersen nearly gets his name on the score sheet. Alaba over-plays his through-ball, but the former Cottbus man forces Baumann to make a sliding clearance for a corner.
It looks like Bayern will complete yet another rout. Their record now stands at four wins from five matches, with 15 goals scored and just one conceded thus far.
Bayern with a pair of substitutions now - Gomez and Ribery, the stars of the show, make way for David Alaba and Nils Petersen.
Assist Thomas Müller
Penalty Goal Mario Gomez
Nevertheless Gomez takes the kick again and slots home into the lower-right corner. 6-0 to Bayern, and FOUR goals for Gomez!
Gomez scores, but the play is called back! Ribery had begun his run too early and encroached on the box before the ball was struck...
Dembele makes a horror challenge on Muller, who somehow avoids what could have been a serious injury. Gomez to take the spot kick...
Nearly a chance for Freiburg to break as Makiadi wins the ball deep and plays forward to Cisse. Badstuber brilliantly anticipates and wins back the ball.
Hand ball? No! Bayern have a penalty claim overturned as the ball is booted off Bastians' arm inside the box. All things considered, it was probably the right call - thedefender had no time to react.
OH! Muller is left unmarked at the edge of the box and directly volleys a corner, but wide of goal. That would have been something special had it found the net!
First substitution for Bayern: Lahm is withdrawn, and Diego Contento comes on. Schweinsteiger takes the captain's armband.
Slight break now as Dembele receives treatment. Bayern have really been toying with their opposition over the last few minutes as the match has turned into quite a rout. Replays show some really cheeky touches by Schweinsteiger, Ribery and Gomez.
Bad news for Freiburg as Dembele appears to be struggling with a knock to his knee...
This is really turning into a rout. The tally now stands at three goals and an assist for Gomez; two goals and two assists for Ribery. And Arjen Robben will not play a moment today...
INCREDIBLE! Ribery slips a through ball past the Freiburg defence and Barth manages to poke the ball off Gomez's shin, over Baumann, and into the net!
Goal Mario Gomez
TOR GOMEZ AGAIN! 5-0 TO BAYERN!
Assist Franck Ribéry
Goal Mario Gomez
TOR BAYERN! GOMEZ MAKES IT 4-0! The Bavarians made it look easy there - Bastians plays Ribery onside and the man of the match thus far bears down on goal before setting up Gomez, who hammers home an emphatic finish. Brilliant!
Ah, close call for Kroos, but his finish from 18 yards is deflected and Baumann collects easily.
Somewhat tentative start to the second half as the hosts continue to dominate the play in the midfield, but have yet to find their rhythm once more.
Freiburg made two substitutions at the break: Garra Dembele is on for the ineffective winger Jendrisek, while Mensur Mujdza has replaced Nicu. Bayern remain unchanged.
AND WE'RE UNDERWAY AGAIN!
The second half is about to begin...
That's all for now - I'll be back in 15 minutes to keep you up to date with all the latest events.
HALF-TIME! Just a couple ticks of the clock at the end of the half and Bayern go into the break in full control. A stunning performance from the hosts, and in particular, Ribery.
Gomez is nearly in again, but Baumann is first to the through ball and clears.
Goal Franck Ribéry
TOOOOOR! RIBERY MAKES IT 3-0! WHAT A GOAL! He first takes down a cross with the softest of touches, then explodes past Nicu before slotting a perfect finish past Baumann. Absolutely world class from the Frenchman!
RAFINHA HITS THE POST! The right-back has space to shoot on the right and aims at the far post, but has his attempt deflected by Bastians, and off the post. So close!
Freiburg look to get the better of the Bayern defence for once, but Badstuber does very well to run out and make his challenge before Cisse is played in on goal. It was a necessary and vital challenge.
Oh dear, Krmas lunges from behind Gomez and manages to win the ball, but connects with the player, who goes down in a heap. The home fans want a foul, but none is given. Gomez is quick to his feet, though.
Oh, Muller nearly poaches a goal from nowhere! Bastians allows a ball to bounce to Baumann, who is a bit slow off his line. Muller sticks out a leg and connects with the ball, but pokes it straight at the goalkeeper, who collects.
GOMEZ! OOH, good save by Baumann! Schweinsteiger is open on the right as Bayern break forward for the upteenth time. The Germany international crosses to Gomez, who times his run and leap perfectly to nod towards goal, but Baumann dives to tip over the bar!
Reviewing Ribery's goal, it appears that the Frenchman was slightly offside. Gomez delayed his ball too long, but the goal nonetheless counts.
Assist Mario Gomez
Goal Franck Ribéry
TOOOOR RIBERY! 2-0 to Bayern! A lightning-quick counterattack from the hosts and Muller sends Gomez in on goal. The scorer turns provider as he plays to Ribery, who gets tangled with Flum before firing in from close range. Bayern in clear control now!
Classy run by Muller up the right, but his final ball is lacking accuracy and Freiburg look to counter. Luiz Gustavo does well to sprint back and win back possession, however.
Lahm receiving treatment now on the sideline. He seems to be fine to continue.
Bayern causing quite a commotion in their attacking third, but the visitors are deep in defence. After a couple corners, Ribery has his long blast blocked, before a final shot is smacked into the stands.
Ribery with another clever bit of skill, this time in his own half. The Frenchman has been at his very best today this far.
SCHWEINSTEIGER! Oh, saved! Gomez plays Kroos in on the left, and the man who assisted the opener squares for Schweinsteiger, who is denied from close range. It would not have counted, however; Kroos was flagged offside...
Next shot for Freiburg, another long-ranged attempt. This time, Flum volleys from the edge of the box, but straight at Neuer, who collects on a bounce.
Cisse has an ambitious attempt on goal, and not a half-bad one at that. Far out on the right, he receives a through ball and volleys wide of the far post. Neuer had his post covered, though.
The game has slowed down somewhat since the opener. To their credit, Freiburg are not exactly looking flimsy now, and have settled in fairly well. They will need more, however, if they are to draw level.
Heading into the game, Jupp Heynckes called upon Kroos to be more of a threat on goal, and he certainly has delivered that much thus far...
Assist Toni Kroos
Goal Mario Gomez
GOAL FOR BAYERN! GOMEZ MAKES IT 1-0! A brilliant pass sequence sees Schweinsteiger slip in to Muller, who plays Kroos in on goal. The Germany international, deployed as a No. 10, draws Baumann out of his goal before setting up Gomez, who slots into the open net.
Very clever turn by Cisse out on the flank as he nutmegs Badstuber with a back-heel, but Bayern are quick to recover possession.
Ribery again does well, but Nicu stays with him anc concedes the first corner of the game. After the ball is played short Kroos appeals for a free kick, but none is forthcoming.
CHANCE FOR BAYERN ALREADY! Ribery brilliantly cuts into the box and approaches the goal, but cuts back to the centre. The ball is only half-cleared to Kroos, who volleys from the edge of the penalty area, but directly into the hands of Oliver Baumann.
AND WE'RE UNDERWAY!
The players on the pitch and we're almost ready to begin...
Notably for Bayern, Toni Kroos and Rafinha have returned to the starting line-up, while Arjen Robben remains injured. On the bright side for Jupp Heynckes' team, Bastian Schweinsteiger was passed fit after taking a knock in training on Friday.
Subs: Batz, Ferati, Mujdza, Putsila, Abdessadki, Caligiuri, Dembele
Freiburg (4-2-3-1): Baumann; Nicu, Barth, Krmas, Bastians; Flum, Schuster; Jendrisek, Makiadi, Reisinger; Cisse
Subs: Butt, van Buyten, Contento, Tymoshchuk, Alaba, Usami, Petersen
Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Rafinha, Boateng, Badstuber, Lahm; Schweinsteiger, Luiz Gustavo; Muller, Kroos, Ribery; Gomez
Starting line-ups are in, as we approach kick-off...
Freiburg, for their part, will try to maintain the momentum taken from their 3-0 hammering of Wolfsburg in their last outing.
After the international break, Bayern will attempt to reclaim first place from Leverkusen, who climbed into the top spot on Friday with a 4-1 win away to Augsburg.
Hello and welcome to Goal.com's LIVE coverage of Bayern Munich vs Freiburg! I'm Clark Whitney, and I'll be keeping you company for the next two hours or so...
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