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  • November 14, 2010
  • • 16:30
  • • Allianz-Arena, München
  • Referee: T. Kinhöfer
  • • Attendance: 69000
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  • That's it from the Allianz Arena as Bayern impressively dismantle in-form Nuernberg. After the international break midweek Bayern head to Leverkusen next Saturday in another game they really need to win if they're to regain their Bundesliga title. Nuernberg will be looking to pick up from their recent impressive form with a home victory over Kaiserslautern. Anyway, i've been Luke Matthews, I hope you have enjoyed our coverage and be sure to join us next time. Goodnight.
  • FULL-TIME! Bayern come out on top in this Bavarian derby and the result was never really in doubt. Nuernberg had spells where they looked dangerous but die Roten were creating chances with ease. The home side move upto sixth while their rivals drop a position to eighth.
  • 90' + 1'
    Nuernberg are pressing for a consolation late on but Bayern are dealing with their pressure with ease.
  • 87'
    Missed Penalty Mario Gomez
  • 87'
    MISSED PENALTY! Gomez fails to score a hat-trick and his penalty kick is dreadful. He manages to send Schaefer the wrong way but in the process sends it ten miles over the bar, out of the Allianz Arena and on to the autobahn.
  • 87'
    ANOTHER PENALTY FOR BAYERN! Mueller is taken out by Nilsson as Bayern have men over in the Nuernberg box. Some original confusement as to whether the referee had given a penalty but that he has.
  • 84'
    Bayern will be heading into sixth place tonight, in the process leapfrogging their Bavarian rivals Nuernberg. Can they catch Dortmund?
  • 83'
    Bayern come close again and it's Pranjic's delivery into the box that causes chaos. The Croatian left-sided player smashes the ball into a bust box and Schaefer does well to shove the ball to safety.
  • 81'
    It is hard to see Nuernberg getting a consolation in this one. Credit to the Bayern defence who have been criticised at times this season. Not the greatest opposition yet they have appeared very solid.
  • 79'
    Substitution Christian Eigler Almog Cohen
  • 78'
    Lively end to this one ad Bayern threaten to run rampant. Can Nuernberg keep the score fairly respectable?
  • 76'
    NEARLY FOUR! Simons inexplicably gives the ball to Scweinsteiger who races through towards the Nuernberg goal. The 'keeper narrows the angle as the midfielder smashes the ball just over the bar.
  • 75'
    Assist Franck Ribéry
  • 75'
    Goal Mario Gomez
  • 75'
    TOR GOMEZ! Goal number 12 for the season and an assist for the returning Ribery. The Frenchman whips in the corner and the German international shrugs off Simons to divert his header past Schafer from six yards out. Poor marking.
  • 74'
    Substitution Mehmet Ekici Robert Mak
  • 73'
    Yellow Card Danijel Pranjic
  • 73'
    SO CLOSE FOR MUELLER AGAIN! Schweinsteiger plays an excellent through-ball to the World Cup golden boot winner who tries to take it around Schaefer. However the 'keeper gets a hand on the ball and plays the ball out for a corner.
  • 71'
    ALMOST IMMEDIATE IMPACT FOR RIBERY! The winger does brilliantly to cut into the Nuernberg box from the left before getting the ball onto his tried and trusted right foot. He clips in a cross into the six yard box where the unmarked Mueller sees his volley saved at point-black range. Not sure how much Schafer knew about that one but great save nonetheless.
  • 70'
    Substitution Toni Kroos Franck Ribéry
  • 69'
    RIBERY TIME! The Frenchman is about to come on for Bayern, much to the joy of the Bayern crowd. The impressive Toni Kroos will make way.
  • 66'
    Bayern break with Kroos down the left. The wide-man plays it to Schweinsteiger who then plays a ball to the on-running Tymoshchuk just inside the Nuernberg box. The Ukranian tries to cut in on to his left foot but Pinola does well to intercept the ball.
  • 65'
    The away side still seeing more of the ball but they will have to show a little more urgency if they are to get back into this one.
  • 62'
    Nuernberg look as lively as they have looked all evening as Ekici drives an effort from 25 yards out. Again, his shot loops over the bar but the away side are getting closer.
  • 61'
    Very well so far by the looks of it as Voller and Zidane's lovechild Javier Pinola shoots from 30 yards out. His effort is powerful but is always rising over Butt's bar.
  • 59'
    Slightly harsh on the away side who have looked much improved in this second period. How will they react?
  • 57'
    Assist Mario Gomez
  • 57'
    Penalty Goal Philipp Lahm
  • 57'
    Yellow Card Raphael Schäfer
  • 57'
    TOR LAHM! The Bayern captain steps up and keeps his cool to send the 'keeper the wrong way with a low effort. Surely game over for Nuernberg who will be worried to see Franck Ribery warming up on the sidelines.
  • 56'
    Substitution Hamit Altıntop Thomas Müller
  • 56'
    PENALTY FOR BAYERN! Pranjic slides a ball into the box for the unmarked Gomez. The striker manages to make contact with the ball but the on rushing Schaefer brings down the striker with a penalty being awarded. Yellow card for the 'keeper who could have seen red.
  • 56'
    Bayern replace Altintop with the more attacking Mueller as Bayern search for a second. The Turkish midfielder looks fuming with van Gaal.
  • 54'
    Schieber comes close again! The lanky forward outmuscles van Buyten in the box and shoots at Butt. The angle is very tight as the 36-year-old 'keeper diverts the ball around his post for a corner.
  • 52'
    EXCELLENT CHANCE FOR NUERNBERG! Substitute Frantz jinxes down the left before playing a low cross to Schieber. The striker on-loan from Leverkusen volleys his effort over the ball from ten yards.
  • 50'
    Quiet start to the second-half. Slightly off topic but Nuernberg's left-back Pinola is sporting one of the dodgiest haircuts in world football. A Voller style mullet with a Zidance monk-patch. Horrid.
  • 48'
    Ekici whips in a decent free-kick from the right yet Butt manages to puch the ball to safety.
  • 47'
    Their has been a delay to the second-half as a vast amount of ticker-tape and what looks like toilet-roll covers the Nuernberg goal-mouth. Schaefer with the assistance of some helpful groundsman clear up the mess made by over-exuberant Bayern supporters.
  • 47'
    A change for each side at half-time. For Nuernberg Hegeler is replaced by Mike Fratz while Brazilian centre-back Breno replaces Demichelis. We're assuming both substitutions are enforced because of injuries but we will clarify this.
  • 46'
    Substitution Jens Hegeler Mike Frantz
  • 46'
    Substitution Martín Demichelis Breno
  • 46'
    Schieber and Gundogan get us back underway in this Bavarian derby as the away side look for that all important equaliser.
  • It will be very interesting to see how the away side approach the second-half. Substitutions may be made if the side continue to struggle to break down Bayern's resistance. Be sure to stay with us for this fast-paced Bavarian derby.
  • HALF-TIME. Bayern started the game at a frenetic pace and Mario Gomez's 10th minute goal is the difference between the two sides so far. Nuernberg did improve slightly as the half continued but Bayern have had all the real chances in this one.
  • 45'
    Bayern in full control of this one as half-time looms. Hecking and co will certainly have to pull something special out the bag if they're going to rescue something from this game.
  • 42'
    Close again for Bayern. Kroos tapsthe ball to Hamit Altintop from a free-kick 30 yards out. The Turkish international drives the ball at Schaefer who again does well to parry the ball to safety.
  • 41'
    At the moment Bayern are heading for their fifth straight home victory in all competitions. If Bayern are going to catch their rivals at the top of the table, home form like this will be imperative.
  • 40'
    The ball breaks to Kroos again in a central position 20 yards out but his powerful effort is parried well by Schaefer. Bayern putting the pressure on in these final stages of the first-half.
  • 39'
    Bayern earn their first corner of the game but Pranjic's left-footed in-swinging ball from the right is overhit and goes out for a Nuernberg throw.
  • 37'
    The away side have certainly improved as the half has gone on. Schieber plays in Hegeler in space on the left side of the box. The on-loan midfielder cuts in onto his trusted right foot but smashes the ball over Butt's goal from 15 yards out.
  • 35'
    The lively Kroos cuts in from the left and attempts to recreate the wondergoal he scored against Freiburg a fortnight ago. Unfortunately for Bayen his low effort is a few yards wide of the Nuernberg goal.
  • 32'
    Pranjic is causing havoc down the left wing again. His incise low cross is right in the danger zone but Simons does well clear the ball away from the predator that is Mario Gomez.
  • 29'
    The home side does not seem to have left the Bayern half for a few minutes now. Strangely Nuernberg have hardly touched the ball in this time as Bayern slowly pass it around their defence with their opposition failing to put them under any pressure.
  • 27'
    The Bundesliga champions have certainly slowed down in tempo which is understandable. The away side have yet to have a shot on goal so far.
  • 25'
    Nuernberg's youthful attack are showing their lack of experience at the moment as Bayern's defence are cutting out attacks with ease.
  • 24'
    Pranjic free-kick from the right. He whips in an excellent ball and Demichelis is completely unmarked eight yards out but cannot get his header on target. Should have done better.
  • 21'
    It's worth noting that Nuernberg's last victory over their Bavarian rivals was at the old Olympic stadium in 1992, a 3-1 victory for the away side. Can they come back to score three to replicate the victory? Probably not.
  • 20'
    Bayern are playing at a very high tempo at the moment as Ottl overhits a through ball intended for Gomez against the side he spent last season on loan at.
  • 19'
    The away side seeing a bit more of the ball at the moment but are struggling to break down the Bayern defence.
  • 17'
    Bayern are getting a lot of joy down the left at the moment as Judt struggles to cope with the link-up play of Kroos and Pranjic. The young German midfielder impressing in a left-sided role he performed so well in when on loan at Leverkusen last season.
  • 15'
    Die Roten supporters are in great voice here as their side proceed to knock the ball around patiently, looking for their opportunity to pounce on any defensive slip-ups.
  • 13'
    Bayern look very lively so far as Gomez gives a cheap free-kick away for a foul on Juri Judt. Schaefer could be in for a very busy evening.
  • 11'
    How will der Club respond to going a goal down so early. Surely the emphasis will have to switch to a more attacking minded performance?
  • 10'
    Assist Danijel Pranjic
  • 10'
    Goal Mario Gomez
  • 10'
    TOR BAYERN! It's that man again Mario Gomez, his eleventh in all competitions this season. The speedy Pranjic plays an excellent one-two with Schweinsteiger before squaring the ball for Gomez. The ex-Stuttgart man cannot miss as he taps the ball in from two yards out.
  • 8'
    Bayern come close but the offside flag is up. Kroos plays Pranjic in down the wing who ends up cutting back to Kroos who sees his shot blocked by Gomez two yards out. Luckily for Nuernberg the flag is up as Kroos is ready to pounce to knock the ball into an unguarded net.
  • 6'
    Tymoshchuk losing the ball cheaply in the middle as Gundogan charges forward. However the young midfielder is unable to find support and is tackled by Demichelis on the edge of the area.
  • 5'
    Bayern are in the ascendancy here with Nuernberg already looking well organised at the back. Bayern will have to watch out for quick counter-attacks tonight, especially as Nuernberg have the dangerous Ekici and Gundogan in their ranks.
  • 4'
    Lahm has taken a heavy knock in a challenge with Eigler. The captain is currently receiving some treatment on the sidelines but should be fine to continue.
  • 3'
    The home side have seen more of the ball so far but still no real chances of yet.
  • 2'
    With Dortmund's Friday evening victory over Hamburg there lead over Bayern is now a massive 15 points. At this stage in the season, no Bundesliga team has ever won the league after being so far behind. To say this evening's game is a must-win for Bayern would be an understatement.
  • 1'
    Mario Gomez and Bastian Schweinsteiger get us underway here at the Allianz Arena for this Bavarian derby. Bayern wearing their red and white striped home kit while Nuernberg are wearing all black minus white socks.
  • That really was a shocking penalty and it's times like these when you think surely there's no time for sentimentality in football, Lahm would have scored. Anyway, Bayern are still on course to equalling their biggest Bundesliga win this season.
  • Bayern welcome back the talismanic Ribery and the tough-tackling van Bommel to their squad. Both men will start the game from the bench along with centre-half Breno.
  • Nuernberg: Schaefer, Judt, Wolf, Nilsson, Pinola, Simons, Hegeler, Ekici, Gundogan, Eigler, Schieber
  • Bayern: Butt, Lahm, van Buyten, Demichelis, Pranjic, Tymoshchuk, Ottl, Altintop, Schweinsteiger, Kroos, Gomez
  • So here come the teams....
  • Surely this is one of the most highly anticipated Bavarian derbies in recent years. Bayern are struggling yet will still be considered clear favourites for this one with their wealth of talent. However Nuernberg are high in confidence and will be hoping to end an 18 year wait for a victory over their rivals.
  • Hello and welcome to Goal.com's coverage of the Bundesliga Sunday evening Bavarian derby between Bayern Munich and Nuernberg. Bayern have been in inconsistent form of late and are currently sitting down in 10th position after last week's 3-3 draw at Moenchengladbach. Nuernberg's 3-1 victory last week was their third consecutive win. The away side currently sit in seventh place but a surprise win tonight could see them move upto fourth.