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Bayern München v Arminia Bielefeld Live Commentary, 15/02/2021

3 - 3
R. Lewandowski (48)
C. Tolisso (57)
A. Davies (69)
M. Vlap (9)
A. Pieper (37)
C. Gebauer (49)
Allianz Arena


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Bayern extend their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to five points over RB Leipzig and next up for them is a trip to Eintracht Frankfurt. Meanwhile Arminia pull level on points with Hertha Berlin and could move out of the bottom three with a victory or draw against Wolfsburg next time out.
The referee calls time on a thrilling game at the Allianz Arena, which ends 3-3 despite the visitors twice holding a two-goal advantage. They led 2-0 at the break, but Lewandowski cut their lead in half just three minutes after the restart, however, Arminia got a third less than a minute later. Bayern then rallied and made it 3-3 after goals from Tolisso and Davies, but couldn’t get another to win the game.
90' + 2' Moreno has been excellent for Arminia today, he has made a number of saves to deny Bayern and looks steady. The visitors are just trying to hold on for a point now.
90' There will be a minimum of three minutes added time played at the end of the second half.
M. van der Hoorn
F. Klos
Arminia Bielefeld
89' Late substitution by the visitors now, with Klos the man coming off and he has been replaced by Van der Hoorn.
87' Not too far away! Lewandowski gets on the end of deep free-kick into the box, he heads it back across goal, but none of his teammates gamble on it and Arminia clear the danger.
86' Bayern are still the side in possession here and are pressing forward in search of that fourth goal, but they also need to be wary of the Arminia counter-attacks.
84' A point could be vital in the visitors bid to stay in the Bundesliga this season, it would move them level on points with Hertha Berlin, only remaining in the relegation places on goal difference.
82' Kunze with an ambitious effort from the edge of the penalty area, but he gets it all wrong and the ball flies high and wide of the Bayern goal.
F. Kunze
Yellow Card
Arminia Bielefeld
80' Kunze is booked for his late lunge on Tolisso, which catches the Bayern man high on his leg. Poor challenge.
C. Tolisso
Yellow Card
Bayern München
78' The first yellow card of the game is shown to Tolisso for his late challenge on Kunze.
77' There is still plenty of time for either team to go on and get a winning goal here, but Bayern are looking the more likely at the moment.
75' Bayern have only lost one of their last 45 Bundesliga games against promoted sides (W42, D2): 4-1 versus Stuttgart on match day 34 in May 2018 with the title already sealed.
73' We have a VAR check on the goal as it is debatable whether Sule or Cordova got the final touch on the ball. However, the decision stands and the officials rule the goal out.
72' OFFSIDE! Cordova has the ball in the back of the net for the visitors but the flag has gone up and it has been ruled out for offside. Cordova flicks the ball on for Klos, who races into the box and then squares it back to the striker, who fires it into the back of the net.
72' CLOSE! Lewandowski goes very close to scoring, after he gets through on goal, but Moreno smothers the shot and then the striker heads the rebound just wide of the post.
71' Bayern are finally level, but will the visitors be able to go down the other end and get another goal to catch Bayern out?
A. Davies
Bayern München
69' GOAL! Davies equalises for Bayern, it’s 3-3! Wonderful strike by Davies as the ball fell perfectly to him on the edge of the penalty area and he took it first time on the volley and smashed it into the bottom left-hand corner of the net. Moreno had no chance of saving it!
68' It is all Bayern, they have picked up the pace of their game and you can see that they have upped their performance by a gear or two. It could be a long half an hour for the visitors.
66' Stoppage in play here as Nilsson is down with an injury after he is caught late by Davies, the medical staff are on the pitch, but he should be fine to continue.
64' Cordova is fed through on goal after Arminia catch Bayern out on the break and the striker seems to only have Neuer to beat, but his miss times his shot and doesn't catch the ball cleanly, so Bayern get players back and clear the danger.
S. Córdova
M. Vlap
Arminia Bielefeld
62' The other change sees Vlap head off the pitch and he has been replaced by Cordova.
N. Seufert
A. Voglsammer
Arminia Bielefeld
62' Arminia make a double substitution now, with Voglsammer the first man coming off and he has been replaced by Seufert.
60' SAVE! Coman finds some time and space on the edge of the box and he tries to curl the ball into the top left-hand corner of the net. However, Moreno gets up brilliantly to tip it over the crossbar.
J. Kimmich
B. Sarr
Bayern München
58' Bayern with their first substitution of the game, with Sarr the man coming off and he has been replaced by Kimmich.
L. Sané
Bayern München
57' Sane has had a mixed night so far, but he produced an excellent assist there for Tolisso, who glanced the header into the far corner of the net.
C. Tolisso
Bayern München
57' GOAL! Tolisso fires Bayern back into the game as he makes it 3-2! Sane cuts in from the right and delivers a lovely cross deep into the penalty area and Tolisso just manages to stay onside and then powers a header into the back of the net. Game on.
56' Coman has arguably been Bayern's biggest threat today and he does brilliantly down the left wing, gets to the byline and then fires a cross into the box, but Moreno gets a hand to it and pushes it away to safety.
55' The visitors look full of confidence now and they seem comfortable despite Bayern dominating the possession, but they just can't seem to test Moreno.
53' Arminia have only won one of their last 18 competitive games away at Bayern (D2, L15): 4-0 in March 1979. They’ve lost on each of their last nine trips to play Bayern, only ever enduring a longer losing streak in the Bundesliga at Bremen (10 matches between 1971 and 2000).
51' There was just 55 seconds between the two goals, Bayern just switched off at the back and allowed the visitors to go on the attack and they've punished them once again.
A. Voglsammer
Arminia Bielefeld
49' Voglsammer managed to stay onside and then took on Sarr and had the beating of the Bayern right-back, who just couldn't keep up and the winger provided a lovely pass to Gebauer to finish.
C. Gebauer
Arminia Bielefeld
49' GOAL! Arminia have restored their two-goal advantage and they lead 3-1! Voglsammer does brilliantly down the left wing and he sprints past Sarr, who should do better as he allows the winger to get into the box and he then squares it across goal to Gebauer, who had a simple tap-in from just a few yards out.
D. Alaba
Bayern München
48' Sane went close just seconds earlier, but Bayern keep it and Alaba chips a lovely ball over the top for Lewandowski, who produces a superb finish.
R. Lewandowski
Bayern München
48' GOAL! Lewandowski pulls one back for Bayern and it’s 2-1! The striker chests down a lovely ball over the top by Alaba and then spins and volleys it into the bottom left-hand corner of the net. Brilliant finish by Lewandowski.
46' The second half is under way!
Bayern need something to change in the second half, they look a little short of ideas in the final third and Lewandowski has hardly touched the ball so far, with Bielefeld defending really well.
The visitors lead 2-0 at the break after goals from Vlap and Pieper, which have stunned Bayern and they are yet to respond. Arminia have taken their chances and capitalised on some poor defending by the hosts, who just haven’t got going and they’ve been out fought on a snowy pitch. Sane has had a couple of chances for Bayern, but Moreno has been in fine form to deny him.
45' + 4' There's no sign of a Bayern comeback at the moment and it looks like Arminia will be deservedly ahead at half-time. Will the hosts make some changes ahead of the second half?
45' + 2' Bayern are pushing forward in search of a goal to make it 2-1 just before the break, but the visitors are throwing everything at them, blocking every cross and denying them the chance to get into the penalty area.
45' There will be a minimum of five minutes added time played at the end of the first half.
43' There’s not long left to play before the end of the first half, can Bayern pull one back before the half-time whistle?
C. Gebauer
R. Dōan
Arminia Bielefeld
41' Here is the enforced change for the visitors, with Doan the man coming off and he has been replaced by Gebauer.
40' There is a problem here for Arminia, with Doan down on the pitch and it doesn't look like he is going to be able to continue, so an early change is going to be necessary.
39' Bayern are currently on a 19-game unbeaten run at home in the Bundesliga (W16, D3). They last put together a longer streak between March 2016 and April 2018 (38 matches at home).
M. Vlap
Arminia Bielefeld
37' Vlap with the assist this time, as he delivers an excellent corner into the penalty area, that Pieper expertly finishes.
A. Pieper
Arminia Bielefeld
37' GOAL! Arminia double their advantage and they now lead 2-0! It’s a free header for Pieper as a terrific corner is whipped into the box and he gets away from Alaba and then powers the ball into the top right-hand corner of the net. Bayern look stunned.
35' SAVE! Another good stop by Moreno, he denies Sane as he is feed in behind and he only had the keeper to beat, but the keeper makes himself big and makes a terrific save with his feet. However it wouldn't have counted anyway as the offside flag goes up.
34' Coman whips an excellent ball to Sane at the far post in the box and he tries to square it to Lewandowski, but it is blocked and then so is the follow up effort. The resulting corner comes to nothing.
32' SAVE! Alaba lofts a lovely ball over the top of the Arminia defence for Choupo-Moting, he takes a touch and then tries to flick it into the bottom right-hand corner of the net. However, Moreno brilliantly gets down and gets a touch on it to send it wide.
31' We’re past the half an hour mark now at the Allianz Arena and it remains Arminia who lead 1-0 against Bayern, with the hosts yet to really get going.
29' Blocked! Sane once again does well down the right wing, this time he gets to the byline and then tries to drill a low cross into the path of Lewandowski, but Pieper slides in and makes an excellent block.
27' Almost! Sane whips a superb deep cross into the penalty area, which Tolisso tries to get on the end of, but Moreno just gets there in the nick of time and palms it out of his way, before it hits his own defender and then back into his arms.
25' These stoppages are interrupting the flow of the game as it is increasingly difficult to fashion a chance as neither are getting into the final third and testing the opposition defence. Arminia's goal is the difference so far.
23' The ball is starting to slow down now when played along the floor, the snow is really building up and the ground staff are back out on the pitch trying to clear the lines. This may happen a few times throughout the game!
21' Decent run down the right wing by Sane as he is picked out by a good cross field ball, the winger then cuts inside and whips a cross into the box towards Lewandowski, but it is too close to Moreno, who easily gathers.
19' It has been quite a hard fought game in the middle of the pitch in the last few minutes, with both teams battling for possession and there haven't been any more attacks or chances on goal.
17' For just the second time in their Bundesliga history, Bayern will play on a Monday – they previously lost 4-1 away at Werder in April 1993. For Bielefeld, it will be their third outing on this day of the week – they’ve even played on a Monday in Munich before (1-0 loss at 1860 Munich in September 1997).
15' We are ready to get back under way now after the ground staff cleared the lines on the pitch as well, as they were also covered in snow.
13' We're just having a quick ball change here, as the snow is really coming down now and is laying on the pitch, so the officials are changing to the yellow and orange ball to help the players.
11' Bayern seem more eager to push forward and pick up the pace of their game now they are a goal behind. It will be interesting to see if the visitors sit back and try and defend their lead, or push on and make it 2-0.
M. Prietl
Arminia Bielefeld
9' It was almost too easy for the visitors there, with a long throw in coming forward and it finds Prietl, who flicks it to Vlap, who produces a lovely turn and finish to put his side ahead.
M. Vlap
Arminia Bielefeld
9' GOAL! Arminia take the lead early on, it’s 1-0! Wonderful turn and finish by Vlap after the visitors push forward on their first attack of the game. Prietl plays it into Vlap and he curls the ball into the left-hand corner of the net, with Neuer unable to get anywhere near it. Superb strike.
8' This is better from the visitors, they are pushing a little higher up the pitch and have now had a few touches on the ball. However, they don't seem to be able to get anywhere near the Bayern final third.
6' The weather may play a part here today, it is snowing very heavily in Munich and the visibility isn't great, so both teams will be keen to keep the ball down on the ground.
4' Decent effort! Choupo-Moting with a good strike from the edge of the box, after a quick turn and he spins away from his marker, before firing a low strike towards goal. However, Moreno gets across quickly and makes the save.
3' As you may expect it is Bayern who are dominating possession in the opening few minutes of the game, they have Arminia camped inside their half as they push forward.
1' We're under way!
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The visitors have also made three changes to their team, that were defeated 3-1 against FC Koln, with Hartel, Yabo and Schipplock dropping out of the team and they have been replaced by Prietl, Vlap and Voglsammer.
Hans-Dieter Flick has made three changes to his side that played last week in the Club World Cup final, with Sarr, Tolisso and Choupo-Moting coming into the side and they have replaced Pavard, Kimmich and Serge Gnabry.
ARMINIA SUBS: Sven Schipplock, Oscar Linner, Nils Seufert, Sergio Cordova, Marcel Hartel, Masaya Okugawa, Mike van der Hoorn, Nathan De Medina, Christian Gebauer.
ARMINIA (4-2-3-1): Stefan Ortega Moreno; Cedric Brunner, Joakim Nilsson, Amos Pieper, Jacob Laursen; Manuel Prietl, Fabian Kunze; Ritsu Doan, Michel Vlap, Andreas Voglsammer, Fabian Klos.
BAYERN SUBS: Armindo Sieb, Joshua Kimmich, Tiago Dantas, Marc Roca, Ron-Thorben Hoffmann, Benjamin Pavard, Jamal Musiala, Maximilian Zaiser.
BAYERN (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer; Bouna Sarr, Nikas Sule, Lucas Hernandez, Alphonso Davies; Corentin Tolisso, David Alaba; Leroy Sane, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Kingsley Coman: Robert Lewandowski.
Meanwhile Arminia could move out of the relegation places with three points, they are just one point from safety at the moment. They have lost their last two games, against Eintracht Frankfurt and FC Koln.
Bayern come into the game on the back of their Club World Cup success in Qatar, where they beat Tigres to claim the title. They return to Bundesliga action today and have the chance to move seven points clear at the top with a win. The Champions have won their last five on the bounce in the Bundesliga, including a 1-0 victory over Hertha Berlin last time out.
Hello and welcome to our LIVE match commentary of the Bundesliga clash between Bayern Munich and Arminia Bielefeld at the Allianz Arena.