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October 29, 2011
• Allianz-Arena, München
Referee: F. Meyer
• Attendance: 69000
M. Gómez 2', 68'
B. Schweinsteiger 19'
F. Ribéry 39'
That's all from here - I hope you enjoyed today's coverage. Until next time, all the best.
Nurnberg did have their chances in the second half, but they are few and far between. Bayern took control of the game from the opening moments and never let go, and are fully deserving of their emphatic win. They now will host Napoli in the Champions League with plenty of rest for key players and an excess of confidence from this derby win.
FULL TIME! Ten seconds are added before Meyer blows the final whistle, putting the visitors out of their misery.
There is something of note: Badstuber plays a superb pass to Ribery, who cannot pick out Gomez with his low cross as Wollscheid clears.
Pedestrian play at last: it would be no surprise if Meyer were to blow his whistle before the 90 minutes are up.
PEKHART IS DENIED! There it is, a rare chance for the visitors, but Neuer makes a very impressive save. Frantz crosses to the Czech striker, who manages to rise over Badstuber and head from close range. Neuer makes a superb block to preserve his clean sheet!
Not much to say for opportunities on goal, but even at this stage, the hosts really are contesting for every ball.
Yellow Card Luiz Gustavo
Badstuber is perhaps fortunate not to concede a penalty as he pulls Pekhart's shirt, but Nurnberg have a corner. The delivery is wasted, though, as it falls short and is cleared.
A final substitution for Bayern as Ivice Olic replaces Muller
MULLER IS IN AND...DENIED! Incredible! The Germany international is unmarked as he latches onto the ball and bears down on goal. Stephan does well to stay on his feet, and does so long enough to get a touch to Muller's shot
Next substitution for Bayern: Luiz Gustavo replaces Kroos, who was one of the few starters not to be rested in midweek.
Ribery is in past the offside trap, but Stephan does well to come out of his box and nod clear.
And Bayern make a change as Schweinsteiger, without doubt man of the match, is replaced by Alaba.
A final substitution from Nurnberg as Mike Frantz replaces Esswein.
Assist Toni Kroos
Goal M. Gómez
HERE IT IS: GOMEZ GETS HIS BRACE! Another through ball, this time to Kroos, and the playmaker crosses low from the end line to Gomez, who makes no mistake. 4-0 to Bayern!
HOW IS IT NOT A FOURTH! Bayern hit the post twice in a matter of seconds!
GOMEZ...OFF THE LINE! Van Buyten plays a brilliant ball to the striker, who rounds Stephan. He then shoots, but Wollscheid slides to deflect wide for a corner!
VAN BUYTEN! So nearly a fourth for Bayern as the Belgian rises to nod Kroos' corner. His effort sails narrowly over the bar, however.
And here he is: Weissmeier comes on to replace the defensive midfielder Cohen. Hecking has made two attacking substitutions thus far; evidently he has not yet given up hope
Incredible! Wollscheid goes to ground and handles the ball in front of the goal, but is not penalised! Gomez is on the end of Muller's deflected cross but Stephan manages to stop him.
The substitute Hegeler appears to be keen to make an impact, but his support cast is simply lacking. Hecking does have options on the bench, though, with the likes of 18-year-olds Markus Mendler and Julian Weissmeier on call.
CHANCE FOR NURNBERG! BUT NEUER POUNCES TO SAVE! Hegeler brilliantly turns Lahm, evades Badstuber's tackle and sends the ball wide to Pekhart, whose first touch is appalling! Neuer is off his line quickly and dives onto the ball.
A game like this offers the opportunity for Jupp Heynckes to try out some of his substitutes and rest his stars ahead of the Champions League match with Napoli next week. David Alaba has scored in consecutive matches and might feel hard done by if he does not get his chances.
Perfect example of what happens when Nurnberg attack: Cohen plays a nice ball wide to Chandler, but Badstuber intercepts and clears. Next, a swarm of red shirts encapsulate an unidentifiable white shirt in the corner, before Ribery comes out with the ball. There just isn't any room. The rest in midweek appears to have done wonders for certain among the Bayern team.
Next foul from Nurnberg: Klose sends Gomez to ground, but avoids a card.
Yellow Card Almog Cohen
A minute in, Cohen is booked for being late in a challenge on Kroos.
And the second half begins! Jens Hegeler is on for Nurnberg, replacing the ineffective Judt, as Chandler moves to right-back.
That's all from here for now - I'll be back in 15 minutes to keep you up to date with all the latest.
HALF TIME! Meyer did not need a second of added time, and instead blew his whistle three seconds early. Bayern have really taken control of this one and look to be well on their way to a comfortable win. Nurnberg simply have not shown up, and while a point is probably out of reach, their fans will at least hope for a better account from their players in the second half.
Oh, what a cheeky play by Neuer! Rafinha's back pass is rather weak and leaves Pekhart with a chance to intercept. Neuer is first to the ball, and chips over the striker!
A noteworthy fact associated with the opener: seconds before Ribery scored, the crowd roared with applause as it was announced that Stuttgart had taken the lead over Dortmund.
The frustrated Chandler commits a cynical challenge on Lahm, and is fortunate not to be shown a yellow card. Meyer continues to show leniency, for better or for worse...
Assist Philipp Lahm
Goal Franck Ribéry
TOOOOOR RIBERY MAKES IT 3-0!!! A superb strike from the winger! Lahm spots him making a run inside, and the Frenchman skips across the edge of the box, unmarked. He then fires a low strike inside the left post! A rout looks to be in the cards, now.
There is very little to say for Nurnberg at the moment. Dieter Hecking's side are utterly flat...
Here's something that is not often seen: Ribery takes a header from a bouncing cross in the box. The diminutive winger almost completely fails to make contact, though.
Klose and Esswein sandwich Rafinha, who wins yet another free kick. This one could get ugly if Meyer is not careful.
Yellow Card Juri Judt
Judt again is turned by Ribery, and for the second time in as many minutes pulls back the Bayern man. This time he earns a booking.
..but Van Buyten blasts the free kick into near-Earth orbit.
Ribery shows some fine skill and turns Judt, only to be pulled back by the defender...
Wollscheid comes in late on Gomez and catches the striker from behind, much to the protestations of the home supporters. Remarkably a foul is not called until Lahm is felled a few moments later.
Almost an own goal! Kroos whips in a corner and Simons nods narrowly wide of his own post!
Pekhart appears to have picked up a bit of a knock, but will try to run it off...
And just like that, the game is all but out of reach for the visitors. Stunning, really, because Bayern have hardly had two chances on goal.
Assist M. Gómez
Goal Bastian Schweinsteiger
TOOOOOOOOR SCHWEINSTEIGER! WHAT A STRIKE! Lahm dribbles into the box and has a path towards goal, but opts to cut back to Gomez. The striker receives the ball with back to goal and tees up for Schweinsteiger, who from nearly 20 metres unleashes a rocket of a shot into the left side of the net. A brilliant finish!
Oooh, almost a chance for Gomez! Muller plays a lovely ball in for the striker, but Plattenhardt makes a vital intervention to send the ball away.
With that being said, Bayern have not exactly looked dangerous since the opener. To the contrary, their play has been quite benign.
Possession has been very one-sided thus far. When Nurnberg do get the ball, they concede very quickly. A lethargic performance thus far; Chandler's failure to track down a routine ball is a microcosm of their problems at the moment.
Kroos has a heavy first touch and then commits a very poor foul on Kamavuaka. That very easily could have been yellow, but Meyer again shows leniency.
Chandler turns his back to Lahm and is run down by the Bayern left-back. The USA international is guilty of a slight push, and the hosts have a free kick near the left corner flag.
Cohen comes in very late on Kroos with a very dangerous-looking challenge. The Bayern man does well to evade most of the contact, though, and referee Florian Meyer lets the offender off with a warning.
Parkhart has a first attempt on goal, but his low strike from distance has neither the power nor location to cause Neuer trouble.
Ribery turns on the pace as he bursts past Simons, but the Belgian makes a strong tackle to deny his counterpart a path towards goal.
It took approximately 90 seconds for the hosts to get off the mark. Shocking defending, though: Gomez ghosted between Klose and Wollscheid and was under no pressure whatsoever.
Assist Bastian Schweinsteiger
Goal M. Gómez
TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR! MARIO GOMEZ SCORES! Badstuber plays a long ball to Schweinsteiger on the right. The vice-captain crosses to the centre and unmarked Gomez heads home. Perfect start for Bayern!
AND THE MATCH BEGINS!
The players are on the pitch and we're almost ready to kick of...
Subs: Uphoff, Maroh, Frantz, Hegeler, Mak, Weissmeier, Mendler
Nurnberg (4-4-1-1): Stephan; Chandler, Wollscheid, Klose, Plattenhardt; Judt, Cohen, Simons, Kamavuaka; Esswein; Pekhart
Subs: Butt, Luiz Gustavo, Pranjic, Alaba, Usami, Petersen, Olic
Starting line-ups are in. Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Rafinha, Van Buyten, Badstuber, Lahm; Tymoshchuk, Schweinsteiger; Muller, Kroos, Ribery, Gomez
Nurnberg, too, won their Pokal fixture, a 2-1 victory over Erzgebirge Aue. They are winless in their last five Bundesliga matches, though, although the derby is a perfect time to reverse their recent run.
The hosts have comfortably enjoyed a better season thus far, but following their Champions League draw with Napoli and Bundesliga loss to Hannover last week, have shown their frailties lately. They did manage to return to winning ways in midweek as they hammered Ingolstadt 6-0 in the DFB Pokal.
A year ago, Bayern won the Bavarian derby 3-0 at home. However, Nurnberg managed a 1-1 draw in the return leg in April.
Hello and welcome to Goal.com's LIVE coverage of Bayern Munich v Nurnberg! I'm Clark Whitney, and I'll be keeping you company for the next two hours or so...
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