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  • January 20, 2012
  • • 19:30
  • • Stadion im BORUSSIA-PARK, Mönchengladbach
  • Referee: T. Kinhöfer
  • • Attendance: 54047
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  • And that's full-time. An incredible game. Borussia Dortmund will already see Marco Reus as a hero after his goal and assist took three points from Bayern Munich. The real star of the show was Patrick Herrmann though. Great performance from Gladbach, Bayern looked sluggish and will be left to rue leaving themselves vulnerable at the back.
  • 90' + 3'
    SubstitutionMarco Reus Mathew Leckie
  • 90' + 3'
    Whether he's Dortmund-bound or not, Reus is withdrawn to a rapturous reception from Borussia Park.
  • 90' + 2'
    Kroos plays in a set-piece that Schweinsteiger throws himself at. However, his header goes well wide.
  • 90'
    Kroos' cross from the right doesn't quite fall for Gomez, and Ter Stegen gathers it. The fourth official has announced three minutes of stoppage time.
  • 89'
    SubstitutionPatrick Herrmann Thorben Marx
  • 89'
    Patrick Herrmann is withdrawn to a standing ovation for Borussia Park. The 20-year-old has been fantastic all day.
  • 88'
    Kroos plays in a set-piece which is headed away as far as Rafinha, who fires in a loose shot from distance. A poor attempt at a goal.
  • 87'
    Robben is the latest Bayern Munich player to force a great save from Ter Stegen, who stretches out an arm to block the Dutchman's shot.
  • 85'
    So close to another Bayern goal. Muller misses his header and the ball falls to Schweinsteiger, who elects to feed Muller rather than going for goal himself. Stanzl gets across and makes a great block to lift the ball over the bar.
  • 82'
    SubstitutionMike Hanke Igor De Camargo
  • 82'
    Just eight minutes left for the Bavarians to mount a comeback. Gladbach are defending very deep and Ter Stegen has been great all game.
  • 81'
    Mike Hanke is coming off to be replaced by De Camargo. A good performance from the 28-year-old, but he was visibly beginning to tire.
  • 79'
    Thomas Muller swings the ball in from deep. Gomez throws himself onto the cross, but his header misses the target. Bayern are creating chances, but can they manage the impossible?
  • 79'
    Thomas Muller swings the ball in from deep. Gomez throws himself onto the cross, but his header misses the target. Bayern are creating chances, but can they manage the impossible?
  • 78'
    Bayern are searching for a route back into the match. Alaba puts a decent cross in from the left, but Daems chests the ball back to his goalkeeper.
  • 76'
    AssistHolger Badstuber
  • 76'
    SubstitutionDaniel Van Buyten Luiz Gustavo
  • 76'
    GoalBastian Schweinsteiger
    GOAL!! 3-1! A corner falls to Badstuber, who can't get the ball out of his feet, but Schweinsteiger steps in and blasts the ball into the roof of the net. Too little too late? Or the springboard for a sensational comeback?
  • 74'
    Things have gone from bad to worse for Bayern Munich. Van Buyten is limping off after a clash with Reus. He's been replaced by Luiz Gustavo
  • 71'
    AssistMarco Reus
  • 71'
    GoalPatrick Herrmann
    GOAL!!! 3-0!! A brilliant goal. Arango plays a delicious ball to Reus, who holds the ball up and plays an incredible ball into Herrmann's path. The 20-year-old round Neuer and taps the ball home to put his side into a 3-0 lead. Surely Gladbach have this game now.
  • 70'
    Yellow CardJ. Arango
  • 70'
    Arango picks up a yellow card - his challenge on Muller was late and it was a deserved booking.
  • 69'
    Reus is desperately unlucky with another offside decision. The replays revealed that the 22-year-old was offside.
  • 67'
    Rafinha comes on for Boateng and immediately causes a moment of concern - for his own team - as he gives the ball to Arango, who runs the length of the pitch but can't finish what he started.
  • 66'
    SubstitutionJerome Boateng Rafinha
  • 66'
    Stranzl takes a big risk as he turns a beautifully crafted cross over his own bar. It was the necessary course of action, but risky nonetheless.
  • 65'
    Robben's corner is easily claimed by Ter Stegen. Both sides' delivery has been poor today.
  • 63'
    Boateng crosses it deep, but Tony Jantschke cuts it out and deals with it easily. Bayern have been sluggish in attack.
  • 62'
    Chance for Mario Gomez! The loose ball in the area falls into the 26-year-old's path, but Stranzl heroically dives across to block its path to goal.
  • 61'
    Reus tries to add to his goal tally with a shot from distance, however, the 22-year-old slips in the process of shooting and the strike loses its sting.
  • 59'
    An Alaba cross goes into the box and balloons in the air after a touch. Gomez and Muller can't decide which one should challenge for it and Ter Stegen plucks the ball out of the air.
  • 58'
    Another controversial offside decision against Mario Gomez. This time the 26-year-old was certainly onside.
  • 57'
    SubstitutionAnatoliy Tymoshchuk David Alaba
  • 57'
    All or nothing time for Bayern Munich, who have withdrawn Tymoshchuk in favour of David Alaba. Bayern have been hit on the break already today, will the absence of their midfield anchoman leave them vulnerable?
  • 55'
    Big penalty shout for Bayern Munich. Kroos receives the Lahm's ball in the box and goes down under a shove from Herrmann. The referee waves the 22-year-old up, but he may have had a case there.
  • 53'
    Kroos plays a cunning ball over the top towards Muller, whose attempt to take the ball down is poor and allows Ter Stegen to come and claim the ball. Stranzl gets a whack across the face for his trouble and the game is momentarily delayed.
  • 51'
    Patrick Herrmann tries to launch another breakaway for the hosts, but is soon closed by the Bayern defence, who have number back this time.
  • 51'
    Patrick Herrmann tries to launch another breakaway for the hosts, but is soon closed by the Bayern defence, who have number back this time.
  • 49'
    A great Gladbach counter almost results in a third goal. Neustadter makes brilliant ground down the right and tries to spot the run of Arango. Badstuber cuts the ball out before the Venezuelan gets to the ball, but that was a dangerous moment for Bayern.
  • 48'
    More fluent stuff from Jupp Heynckes' side. Lahm puts in a delicious ball towards Gomez, who is unable to fight off the defence.
  • 48'
    Schweinsteiger commits himself to a Bayern Munich attack, but loses the ball in the left-wing area.
  • 46'
    Bayern Munich win a corner immediately via Gomez, but Robben's ball is easily dealt with.
  • 46'
    And the second half is underway. Can Bayern claw their way back into this match?
  • And that's half-time Borussia Monchengladbach have put themselves in a great position to win here. Manuel Neuer's mistake gave Marco Reus an easy finish, before Patrick Herrmann put his side 2-0 ahead.
  • 44'
    Unbelievable stuff at Borussia Park. Bayern Munich have all the possession, but Monchengladbach have all the cutting edge. Hanke takes a touch round Van Buyen and shoots from 20 yards, but it goes narrowly wide.
  • 41'
    AssistMike Hanke
  • 41'
    GoalPatrick Herrmann
    GOAL!!! Hanke keeps the ball in midfield despite heavy attention from his Bayern Munich counterparts, and plays a brilliant ball through to Herrmann, who doubles his side's advantage with a delicate finish. 2-0!!
  • 40'
    Kroos! Bayern go straight down the other end and Toni Kroos lets fly from 25 yards. Ter Stegen makes a spectacular save, palming the ball over the bar for a corner.
  • 39'
    Herrmann puts in a great ball which is directly into Arango's path. However, the 31-year-old miss-controls the ball and it driblles through to Neuer.
  • 36'
    Boateng's service from the right has been poor tonight. Another cross from a good position bounces off Daems' heel without causing any trouble.
  • 34'
    Tymoshchuk puts in a decent shot from distance and forces a good save from Ter Stegen. In his eagerness to get to the loose ball, Gomez is flagged offside.
  • 33'
    Kroos' cross is poor and Robben can't get on the end of it.
  • 32'
    Borussia have closed rank since the goal. They'd be happy with a 1-0 victory - and can blame them?
  • 29'
    If Lucien Favre's side are to triumph here, they would be just one point behind Bayern Munich. A phenomenal achievement considering their plight at this point last season.
  • 27'
    A well-worked Bayern move sees Lahm's cross touched into the path of Tymoshchuk on the edge of the area. However, the Ukrainians shot is poor and was never in danger of troubling Ter Stegen.
  • 26'
    Another Arango corner is easily cleared - this time by Van Buyten. The ball falls to Reus, but his volley is over-ambitious and sails well over the bar.
  • 25'
    Badstuber goes in with a wild tackle, but is ultimately left unpunished after his prostrations to the referee are heeded.
  • 24'
    Schweinsteiger makes good ground before giving the ball to Gomez. The 26-year-old blasts the ball towards to goal. It's easily blocked, though. Bayern are dominating, but Gladbach are defending well.
  • 23'
    Robben cuts inside from the right and unleashes a poor shot which almost turns into a pass for Gomez, but the former Stuttgart man can't reach it.
  • 22'
    Yet more Bayern possession in a threatening area, but Borussia's defence stands firm.
  • 19'
    Half chance for Bayern. A swiftly taken throw-in finds Schweinsteiger, who hooks the ball across goal, the ball eludes both Gomez and Ter Stegen, and falls to a slightly bewildered Stranzl, who gets the ball clear. Great game so far.
  • 18'
    Germany coach Joachim Low is watching the game tonight - could Ter Stegen be Manuel Neuer's understudy for the national team come June?
  • 17'
    Hanke's cross is badly cleared by Badstuber and the ball falls to Arango, who unleashes a feral shot that was never in danger of troubling Neuer.
  • 16'
    Another tight offside decision given against Bayern Munich. Kroos tries to feed Gomez, who is flagged by the linesman. Could have been given either way.
  • 16'
    Borussia Monchengladbach have two corners. Both taken by Juan Arango, both headed away comfortably by Badstuber at the near post.
  • 14'
    Bayern Munich are angry now. Robben chips in a ball to Gomez, who forces a great save from Ter Stegen.
  • 13'
    Bayern Munich should be level. Kroos slips the ball through the defence towards Muller, who is incorrectly ruled offside.
  • 11'
    GoalMarco Reus
    GOAL!!! Borussia Monchengladbach lead. Manuel Neuer gives the ball straight to Marco Reus (who else?) who places the ball into the corner. The Borussia Park crowd cheer their soon-to-depart hero avidly.
  • 10'
    Bayern surge forward - on the break. Gomez is soon stopped in his tracks, but Reus was the culpable player for Monchengladbach, giving the ball away.
  • 8'
    Monchengladbach force Bayern wide again, but Boateng manages to squeez in a cross. Ter Stegen manages to claim the Germany defender's ball.
  • 6'
    Jupp Heynckes' men are keeping possession off the ball comfortably. Incidentally Kroos seems to stationed out on the left for the visitors, with Thomas Muller in his preferred role behind the striker.
  • 5'
    Reus gets his first significant touch of the day, but Bayern's defenders get across well to close the 22-year-old off.
  • 4'
    Schweinsteiger puts in a decent cross towards Gomez, but the Germany striker fouls Brouwers in his eagerness to get to the ball.
  • 2'
    Bayern settle into steady possession. Boateng's cross is headed comfortably back to Ter Stegen.
  • 1'
    And we're off. The two teams are battling for the ball in midfield. It's already a contest...
  • We're just seconds away from the start here. The teams are in the tunnel and we're almost ready for the Bundesliga's return...
  • We're just 10 minutes away from kick-off, stay tuned for all the action.
  • So the big news for Bayern Munich is that Bastian Schweinsteiger returns after missing the last part of the first round with a broken collar bone, but Franck Ribery missed out. However, all eyes will be on Marco Reus, who spurned the seduction of the Allianz Arena, to pledge his future to return to his boyhood club, Borussia Dortmund.
  • The Bavarians will begin the match with: Neuer; Boateng, Van Buyten, Badstuber, Lahm; Tymoshchuk, Schweinsteiger; Robben, Muller, Kroos; Gomez
  • The line-ups are in. Borussia Monchengladbach start with: Ter Stegen; Jantschke, Stranzl, Brouwers, Daems; Nordtveit, Neustadter; Herrmann, Hanke, Reus, Arango
  • Can Borussia Monchengladbach complete a domestic double over Bayern Munich? Will the Bavarians end Gladbach's unbeaten home record? You can tweet your predictions to me @eniskoylu. All will be revealed in the next two hours or so...
  • This match provided one of the shocks of the season in the opening weekend - a 1-0 victory for Monchengladbach at the Allianz Arena. However, Lucien Favre's side's subsequent form made that result seem all the less shocking - last season's relegation candidates produces some extraordinary form to go into the winter break in fourth place.
  • And we're back!!! After a long, long absence, the Bundesliga is back with Bayern Munich's trip to Borussia Dortmund...