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S. Gnabry
K. Coman
4 - 1
57'
R. Lewandowski
Goal
3 - 1
44'
A. Kramarić
I. Bebou
2 - 1
43'
T. Müller
R. Lewandowski
2 - 0
32'
J. Boateng
J. Kimmich
1 - 0

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That is all from this Bundesliga fixture, until next time!
The hosts go 10 points clear at the top, although that is largely due to RB Leipzig's later kick-off time today. Bayern next face a trip to Hertha Berlin, while Hoffenheim, who sit in 12th, host Eintracht Frankfurt next week.
Bayern exact revenge for their loss to Hoeness' side earlier in the season, by crushing the visitors 4-1 at the Allianz Arena. Muller and Boateng's first-half goals had put the hosts two goals clear before Kramaric instantly pegged Flick's side back on the stroke of half-time. Second-half goals from Lewandowski and Gnabry then sealed the three points for the Bavarians but the visitors competed throughout, also going close through the likes of Kaderabek and Nordtveit in the second half.
90' FULL-TIME: BAYERN MUNICH 4-1 HOFFENHEIM
88' WHAT A SAVE! Kramaric dummies one way then the other, eventually opting to roll in Nordtveit to the left of goal. The centre-back then produces a curling right-footed effort, which seems destined for the far corner, only for Neuer to pull off a magnificent save, tipping it around the post. Despite being three goals ahead, the hosts' defence celebrate like they have just won the game and crowd around their goalkeeper.
N. Süle
J. Boateng
87' Sule, who lost out on his right-back spot to Pavard this game, is brought on for the final few minutes in place of centre-back Boateng.
85' CHANCE! Rudy takes the corner and Nordtveit wins the initial header, heading across goal towards the far post. Everyone seems to stop, waiting for an offside flag that doesn't come but Kaderabek keeps playing, latching onto the ball and volleying with his left foot. Fortunately for the hosts, Neuer saves with his face, while rather strangely the offside flag remains down.
83' Choupo-Moting again gets caught offside, just as it seems like Sane and Costa have combined to make something happen through the middle of the park. Despite being 4-1 up, the players on the flanks show their frustrations towards the striker, who has now strayed offside twice in quick succession, all rather needlessly.
M. Dabour
I. Bebou
81' Bebou, who was guilty of squandering two great chances in the first half, is replaced by Dabbur.
80' Boateng lets Bebou take a touch before ushering him out of possession with ease. The hosts then break down the other end but the move comes to a halt as Choupo-Moting needlessly gets caught offside on the left-hand side.
78' Costa gets to the byline on the left and then looks for Sane, who ends up being sheltered away from the ball by John before he can trouble Baumann at the far post.
76' Hoffenheim’s 3-0 win over Koln was their second straight Bundesliga victory, which is as many as they managed across the 14 games prior to this. They had only previously recorded two wins in a row on matchday 1 and 2 of this season.
E. Choupo-Moting
T. Müller
74' Muller, who grabbed his 10th goal in 19 games here, is the next man to come off and Choupo-Moting takes the German's place.
Douglas Costa
K. Coman
74' Another change comes for the hosts as Costa replaces Coman on the wing.
F. Grillitsch
D. Samassekou
74' Midfielder Samassekou is brought off by Hoeness for Grillitsch.
I. Belfodil
C. Baumgartner
74' Baumgartner, who suffered a knock at the start of this second half, is replaced by Belfodil.
73' SAVE! Kimmich plays the shortest of free-kicks to Sane, who carries the ball to the edge of the area before cutting in and shooting towards the far post with his left foot. Despite numerous bodies in the way, Baumann manages to get across and parry to his right before Lewandowski skews the rebound out for a goal-kick.
72' DISALLOWED GOAL! Sane races down the right and then rolls it back to Pavard, who arrows a right-footed finish into the top left corner from the edge of the area. However, VAR then intervenes and suggests Sane was offside in the build-up to the goal, meaning it cannot stand and the score remains 4-1 to Bayern.
L. Sané
S. Gnabry
70' Scorer of the fourth goal, Gnabry, is brought off for Sane.
J. Musiala
Marc Roca
69' Youngster Roca is replaced by fellow youngster Musiala as Flick gets some minutes into the legs of his squad players.
69' Coman still has life in his legs as the Frenchman gets the ball down and runs at the Hoffenheim defence before his attempted cross gets turned behind for a corner. It looks like Flick is going to make some changes as the game now approaches the 70th minute.
68' Kaderabek and Kramaric link up once more on the right side with the substitute nodding down for the Croatian, whose volley inside the area then gets blocked by the chest of Boateng before it can trouble Neuer.
67' Kramaric looks like he is going to shoot from a set-piece to the right of the area but instead opts to cross towards the back post, where Alaba heads clear under the pressure of Nordtveit.
65' CLOSE! Kaderabek beats Davies, races to the byline on the right and then stands up a cross towards the six-yard area. Kramaric, as he did for the visitors' first goal, gets in between Boateng and Alaba but, on this occasion, the Croatian can only head over the bar from close range.
K. Coman
Assist
63' Coman and Davies combine with the former then getting his head up and rolling in Gnabry, who makes it 4-1 to the hosts.
S. Gnabry
Goal
63' GOALLL! 4-1! Coman ghosts inside and under relatively little pressure, slides in Gnabry to the left of goal. The German takes one touch before slotting through the legs of Baumann with his left foot into the back of the net.
62' Kramaric’s first-half goal was his 13th in 19 appearances and his first in four Bundesliga away games at Bayern. It looks like the visitors are going to need a miracle from their Croatian striker here if they are to mount a comeback of any sorts.
61' Bebou thinks he has a chance inside the area, however, it turns out Kaderabek has strayed offside and the assistant has his flag up on the far side.
P. Kadeřábek
M. Gaćinović
58' Gacinovic is replaced on the right-hand side by Kaderabek as Hoeness makes his second change of the game.
K. Vogt
K. Nuhu
58' Vogt is the first man to be introduced off the bench by the visitors. He replaces defender Kasim.
R. Lewandowski
Goal
57' GOALLLL! 3-1 BAYERN! Lewandowski scores with a tap-in from inside the six-yard area after Coman’s drilled cross was spilled by Baumann at the near post. A frustrating goal to concede for Hoeness' side, who had just started to look like they were getting back into this game.
55' It is now Davies' turn to invite pressure onto his own side, needlessly giving away possession deep inside his own half. On this occasion, Bebou's deft touch is then slightly too heavy for Kramaric and the Croatian cannot capitalise before Boateng intercepts, much to the relief of Davies, who had initially given the ball away.
Marc Roca
Yellow Card
53' Roca becomes the first name in referee Cortus' book for a cynical foul on Samassekou inside the visitors' half.
52' SAVE! Kramaric carelessly gives away possession, allowing Kimmich and Coman to break down the left. The Frenchman then races past Posch before drilling a left-footed effort low towards the near post, where Baumann gets down well to save with his feet.
51' After his first-half goal, Muller has now been directly involved in 19 goals after the first 19 games this season (10 goals, 9 assists).
50' After some treatment on the touchline, Baumgartner returns to action in the middle of the park, partnering Samassekou and Rudy as the visitors remain in search of an equaliser.
48' There is a stoppage in play as the visitors' medical team are required to come and tend to Baumgartner, who is down after colliding with Pavard inside the area. Baumgartner then limps towards the touchline but it looks like he will be fine to carry on.
47' Hoffenheim nearly wipe out Bayern's one-goal advantage straight from kick-off. Baumgartner, who is unmarked on the edge of the area, gets to Bebou's cross and volleys towards Neuer. The German goalkeeper catches the midfielder's effort with relative ease but that should be a warning sign for Flick's men.
46' Both sets of players are back out on the Allianz Arena pitch and referee Cortus gets this Bundesliga fixture back under way!
Looking ahead to the next 45, Hoeness will be asking for more of the same from his men, while stressing the need for some more composure up top when opportunities do arise. Similarly, Flick will be happy with his side's performance as of yet, but could look to the likes of Sane or Costa off the bench to put this game out of Hoffenheim's reach.
Hoeness' side started the game brightly and could easily have grabbed two goals, if it wasn't for Bebou squandering a pair of glorious chances inside the area. The hosts then punished Hoffenheim's missed opportunities, as Boateng headed past Baumann to open the scoring. Muller doubled the home side's lead before Kramaric immediately pulled one back for the visitors on the stroke of half-time, meaning Bayern go in 2-1 up at the break.
45' HALF-TIME: BAYERN MUNICH 2-1 HOFFENHEIM
I. Bebou
Assist
44' Hoeness' side instantly respond as Bebou beats the offside trap, drives down the right and then crosses towards Kramaric, who pulls one back for the visitors as he converts past Neuer.
A. Kramarić
Goal
44' GOALLL! 2-1! The visitors strike back immediately through the left foot of Kramaric. Initially, Bebou races down the right-hand side, beating Davies before crossing towards the penalty spot. Kramaric is alert to the opportunity, ghosting in between Alaba and Boateng to then volley past Neuer with his left foot to peg the hosts back.
R. Lewandowski
Assist
43' Lewandowski rather unselfishly opts to pass rather than shoot, teeing up Muller to double Bayern's lead.
T. Müller
Goal
43' GOALLL! 2-0! Lewandowski gets into the area, cuts inside onto his left foot and then tees up Muller. His German colleague runs onto the Pole's simple pass and drills a left-footed effort past Baumann into the bottom right corner. Perhaps there was a bit of luck in the finish, as it bobbles past Hoffenheim's goalkeeper and into the back of the net but they all count!
42' Hoeness races out of his technical area to question referee Cortus after he feels Coman has gone down far too easily. Nevertheless, the referee ignores the protests from the touchline, allowing Bayern to get play back under way with a free-kick near the halfway line.
40' Gnabry has more joy down the right, squaring up John and then crossing towards Lewandowski at the front post. This time, however, the German's cross is fairly wayward, allowing Baumann to come out and claim before the Poland international can get in and capitalise.
38' SAVE! Kimmich ghosts towards the edge of the area and unleashes a right-footed effort, which looks destined for the top right corner before Baumann pulls off a good save, diving away to his left and parrying out for a corner. Roca then shows smart feet, coasting between a few Hoffenheim men before prodding wide of the visitors' goal.
36' It would be harsh on the visitors to say Boateng's opener had been coming, as Hoeness' side had been defending resolutely, while appearing to pose a threat on the counter-attack. However, now Flick's side do lead, it is hard to see a way back into this game for the away side, given the quality of the hosts' team.
34' Hoeness' men attempt to respond instantly but a corner of their own is poor, which allows Alaba to head clear before Nordtveit or Posch can test Neuer.
J. Kimmich
Assist
32' Kimmich's corner seems destined for the head of Lewandowski but instead it is Boateng who climbs the highest to head past Baumann and open the scoring.
J. Boateng
Goal
32' GOALLL!! 1-0 BAYERN! Kimmich takes the outswinging set-piece towards the penalty spot, where Boateng climbs above Nordtveit to divert a header back across Baumann and into the top left corner of the goal.
31' Gnabry drills into the feet of Lewandowski inside the area but, uncharacteristically from the Pole, his touch is heavy, which allows Kasim to nip in and intercept, clearing out for a corner on the right-hand side.
30' Muller finds a pocket of space between Hoffenheim's lines, eventually receiving the ball and rolling in Gnabry, who looks offside but the assistant's flag stays down. Gnabry cannot work an angle himself, however, he plays in Coman, who wins a corner for his side down the right.
28' Back-to-back corners come for Flick's men, with Rudy dealing with the crosses both times at the front post. On the third consecutive corner, Baumann gets a fist on Kimmich's set-piece to remove any potential aerial threat from Bayern.
27' CHANCE! Kramaric dances and turns down the left, firing a cross towards the front post for his colleague up top to attack. Bebou gets across his man and then, with only Neuer to beat, makes a mess of the header, sending it wide to the right of the hosts' goal.
26' The hosts have lacked any real fluidity as of yet, with Hoeness' side well-drilled in defence and seemingly ready to hit them on the counter-attack whenever the opportunity arises. Bebou's speed up top looks like the main danger for Bayern's defence here.
24' Space opens up for Gnabry to shoot from inside the left-hand channel but instead he opts to play out to Coman. The Frenchman bursts away from Gacinovic and then fires a left-footed cross towards the back post, where Posch makes a smart clearance away from Lewandowski and Muller.
22' Muller shakes off the tackle of Samassekou and finds Gnabry down the right-hand side before Posch regains possession. Baumgartner and Kramaric then link up down the left but Boateng glides across, knocks the Croatian out the way and plays back to Neuer.
20' Kramaric sprints away through the middle but Rudy's pass lacks the quality to test Flick's defence, with Davies recovering to intercept before the Croatian can progress towards Neuer's goal. Down the other end, Alaba crosses from deep but his left-footed ball is poor and straight into the hands of Baumann.
19' Last season’s win away at Bayern in the Bundesliga was Hoffenheim’s first at the 12th attempt (previously D2, L9). The last side to win back-to-back BL away games at Bayern was Dortmund in 2011.
17' Kimmich whips in the first corner of the game but Baumann comes out and takes control of his area, claiming the cross high above his head with relative ease before the likes of Boateng or Lewandowski can challenge aerially.
15' OFF THE BAR! The visitors deal with Coman's initial cross, flicking on a header towards the back post. Muller collects the loose clearance, takes his time and then executes a left-footed curling finish back across goal. Baumann is left stranded but, unfortunately for the hosts, Muller's effort cannons into the crossbar and back down into the safety of the goalkeeper's hands.
14' Samassekou hacks down Davies as the left-back races past the midfielder inside his own half. Somehow referee Cortus avoids booking the Hoffenheim man, much to the frustration of Kimmich and Flick on the touchline.
13' Lewandowski attempts to drag a low cross towards the front post, however, Nordtveit is more than capable of dealing with the danger as he slides in to block and clear. VAR takes a quick look at the centre-back's interception to make sure he hasn't used his hand before confirming play can resume.
12' Bebou again has more joy in behind the Bayern defence, with Kramaric unselfishly opting to roll his partner through instead of shooting. The former then hesitates far too much with his pass back across goal and the hosts' defence regroup in numbers before intervening.
11' Flick’s men are already seven points clear of second after 18 games. Since the introduction of three points for a win, Bayern have never let such a big lead slip in the second half of a Bundesliga season.
9' Baumgartner then picks up a loose ball in midfield, drives towards the edge of the area but rushes his shot, dragging it well wide to the left of Neuer's goal.
8' SAVE! For the first time this game, the visitors manage to escape their own half and eventually reach the edge of Bayern's area. Bebou is then played in by Baumgartner but can only roll his right-footed finish into the right foot of Neuer from close range. Hoeness' side need to be taking those sort of chances if they are to get any thing out of this game.
6' Gnabry cuts in from the left-hand side, whipping in a dangerous cross with his left foot towards the penalty spot. With Muller and Lewandowski waiting to test Baumann, Nordtveit somehow manages to climb above both attackers to avert the danger with a headed clearance towards the edge of the D.
4' Muller tries to pick out Lewandowski at the back post but Posch is alert to the danger and heads clear. The hosts then regain possession as they are relentless in their pressing, not offering Hoeness' side any chance to escape their own half.
2' Alaba goes long in search of Gnabry but the centre-back's driven pass is a bit too ambitious and races through to Baumann in the Hoffenheim goal.
1' Referee Benjamin Cortus blows his whistle to get this Bundesliga fixture under way!
The players are wandering out onto the Allianz Arena pitch and shortly kick-off will be upon us.
Hoeness’ side beat Bayern 4-1 in the reverse fixture this season to end the Bavarians’ 32-game unbeaten run in all competitions. The last sides to do the double over Bayern in the Bundesliga were Borussia Dortmund and Gladbach back in 2010/11.
Sebastian Hoeness names an unchanged line-up from their win over Koln. The visitors have been revitalised since Kramaric’s return, as the Croatian has scored four times in the past two games. Bebou will partner him up top, while Hoffenheim continue to persist with a three-man defence at the other end.
Hansi Flick makes three changes from the hosts’ last game. Pavard comes in for Sule at right-back, Roca replaces Goretzka to partner Kimmich in midfield and Coman is preferred over Sane on the wing.
SUBS: Pavel Kaderabek, Melayro Bogarde, Ishak Belfodil, Philipp Pentke, Kevin Vogt, Florian Grillitsch, Munas Dabbur, Maximillian Beier, Sargis Adamyan.
HOFFENHEIM (3-5-2): Oliver Baumann; Havard Nordtveit, Kasim Adams, Stefan Posch; Marco John, Christoph Baumgartner, Diadie Samassekou, Sebastian Rudy, Mijat Gacinovic; Andrej Kramaric, Ihlas Bebou.
SUBS: Jamal Musiala, Lucas Hernandez, Niklas Sule, Douglas Costa, Leroy Sane, Chris Richards, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Ron-Thorben Hoffmann, Bouna Sarr.
BAYERN MUNICH (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer; Benjamin Pavard, Jerome Boateng, David Alaba, Alphonso Davies; Marc Roca, Joshua Kimmich; Kingsley Coman, Thomas Muller, Serge Gnabry; Robert Lewandowski.
Albeit against the league’s worst defence, the hosts crushed Schalke 4-0 last time out. They will be looking to extend their seven-point lead at the top of the table here against Hoffenheim, who have won their last two games 3-0 to climb up to 11th.
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