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F. Wirtz
Paulinho
2 - 4
66'
R. Lewandowski
T. Müller
1 - 4
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S. Gnabry
J. Kimmich
1 - 3
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L. Goretzka
T. Müller
1 - 2
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K. Coman
L. Goretzka
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Shots On Target 6 10
Total Passes 523 578
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That's all from this game, which Bayern have won 4-2. Thanks for joining us and, until next time, goodbye!
Bayern could even win the title next week now when they face Gladbach. They will have support from Leverkusen in that game as the BayArena club look to maintain a Champions League qualification challenge.
Bayern coast to another victory as the title moves another step closer. Alario scored early to give the defending champions some cause for concern, but Bayern were clinical as chances arrived, scoring through Coman, Goretzka, Gnabry and Lewandowski. Wirtz's response gave Leverkusen belated cheer as they went down 4-2.
90' + 5' FULL-TIME: Bayer Leverkusen 2-4 Bayern Munich
90' + 4' Bayern are also still attacking, and Leverkusen hack the ball behind for a corner. Kimmich delivers, but Hradecky punches well clear.
90' + 1' Leverkusen are continuing to push in an unlikely bid to rescue this game. Volland's shot is easily saved by Neuer, though.
90' There will be a minimum of four minutes of added time.
Paulinho
Assist
89' Paulinho - another teenager - gets the assist, prodding the ball through to Wirtz inside the area.
F. Wirtz
Goal
89' GOOAAALLLL!!! 4-2! What a lovely goal! It will count for little today, but 17-year-old Wirtz digs out a beautiful finish to beat Neuer and find the corner of the net.
87' Now Leverkusen get in down the left, with Diaby beating Pavard at the byline, but Alaba steps in to clear up as the ball is played across the area.
86' So good from Lewandowski! The striker wins the ball from a long ball, holds it up, and then dashes down the left. He outmuscles a defender and is suddenly in on goal. The angle is tight, though, and he cannot find Muller in the middle.
L. Hernández
A. Davies
85' SUB: Davies gets a rare rest. Hernandez comes on at left-back.
83' Leverkusen's last chance for a response may have passed. Bayern are back in possession and back on the attack.
81' Simple save for Neuer. Bayern have to get men back in defence as Leverkusen threaten, yet the visitors then look to play out with cute passes on the edge of their own box. Thiago and Kimmich lose the ball, but Paulinho's shot is tame.
78' Leverkusen's corner comes to nothing as a frustrating outing heads towards its final 10 minutes.
77' SAVE! Good stop from Neuer, but greedy from Diaby once more! Volland is up in support, but Diaby, with Pavard out of position, goes for a delicate chip, which Neuer touches over the crossbar.
K. Volland
L. Alario
76' SUB: Leverkusen make their final change, and Volland replaces goalscorer Alario. It feels a long time ago that he broke the deadlock.
Thiago Alcântara
S. Gnabry
74' SUB: It's a double-switch for Bayern, with Thiago returning as Gnabry is replaced.
Javi Martínez
L. Goretzka
74' SUB: Goretzka's last involvement is to win a free-kick as he now makes way for Javi Martinez.
A. Dragović
Yellow Card
74' YELLOW: Dragovic fouls Goretzka and becomes the latest man booked.
73' With Muller's second assist, he became the first player in Europe's top five leagues to reach 20 league assists in a single season since Kevin De Bruyne for Wolfsburg in 2014-15.
72' Almost a rare Leverkusen opening. The cross comes in from the left and Alario meets it, but his flicked header does not have enough on it to trouble the target.
70' Leverkusen understandably look a little disheartened. Muller, who has been outstanding, barrels past midfield challenges and almost feeds Gnabry once more.
68' This has been a ruthless Bayern display. Behind and struggling early on, they have dominated the contest and deserve their goals.
I. Perišić
K. Coman
66' SUB: Bayern respond to their fourth goal by making a first change, bringing Perisic on for Coman.
T. Müller
Assist
66' A milestone for Muller, too, who has 20 assists for the season after a glorious cross. Goretzka is also waiting in the centre, but Lewandowski is first to the ball to beat Hradecky in fine fashion.
R. Lewandowski
Goal
66' GOOAAALLLL!!! LEWANDOWSKI! It's 4-1! And Bayern's star man gets in on the act, his 44th goal of the season in all competitions, making this his most prolific campaign. Lewandowski towers in a header.
64' MISS! Bayern should have put this game to bed by now! Coman twists on the left and plays a cross back into the path of Gnabry. The Germany international just cannot keep his finish down as he shoots over first time.
64' Lovely footwork from Diaby, who beats Pavard with ease after Coman gives up possession. But the finish once more is so poor, the winger blasting into the stands from 20 yards.
Paulinho
J. Baumgartlinger
62' SUB: Leverkusen skipper Baumgartlinger is replaced, with Paulinho on.
62' SAVE! Good work from Hradecky to hold on, as Muller meets Kimmich's near post corner with a smart header.
61' Great chance! Davies bursts up the left and crosses onto Coman's toe, but the Bayern man cannot control in the centre of the area. Leverkusen clear.
59' Leverkusen have the upper hand right now, but they have not really threatened to get back into this game. Bayern are comfortable.
57' Goretzka has been one of Bayern's star performers today. He has five goals now this Bundesliga season, yet all of them have come in the second half of the campaign.
55' Big block! Diaby does well to cross from the left, and Alario heads goalwards, yet Davies launches his body in the way and diverts the ball behind for a corner, which Bayern clear.
54' Leverkusen win a free-kick in a dangerous position on the left, but the ball evades everyone in the box. They need a goal soon to make a game of this.
53' Crucial from Tapsoba! Leverkusen are caught out in behind once more, and Tapsoba has to dive in to knock the ball back to Hradecky.
52' Leverkusen are really struggling to play through the Bayern press. Even when Tapsoba beats a couple of players with a lofted pass, Alario is tackled.
50' WIDE! So close! This could be a thrilling second half! Both sides are continuing to attack, and Bayern counter through Goretzka. He feeds Coman, who in turn finds Muller. The onrushing forward lashes narrowly wide.
49' Poor from Diaby! Leverkusen counter when Hradecky picks off a Kimmich corner, and Diaby is through on the left. He has team-mates up in attack but instead goes for goal and blazes over. Really disappointing.
48' Bayern are pressing hard at the start of his second half. Alaba, the centre-back, finds himself on the left wing and crosses low. Muller cannot turn the ball goalwards, though.
46' KICK-OFF: We are back under way for the second period at the BayArena!
Wendell
L. Bailey
46' SUB: And Bailey makes way as Leverkusen revert to a more natural wing-back on the left in Wendell.
K. Demirbay
N. Amiri
46' SUB: Amiri is also off as Leverkusen change their entire right side. Demirbay is on.
F. Wirtz
K. Bellarabi
46' SUB: Leverkusen respond with a triple-change at the break! Wirtz replaces Bellarabi.
It is tough to see how Leverkusen will get back into this one. They have already taken so many risks and they have not paid off. Bayern could run up a handsome score here.
This has all gone horribly, horribly wrong for Leverkusen. They led through Alario's goal - awarded after a VAR review - but Bayern have dominated since the midway point in the first half. Coman, Goretzka and Gnabry have all scored as the home defence have been repeatedly caught hopelessly out of position.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: Bayer Leverkusen 1-3 Bayern Munich
J. Kimmich
Assist
45' It is Kimmich's turn to play the pass that takes the Leverkusen defence out of the game. Gnabry is simply too quick to contain, timing his run well, too.
S. Gnabry
Goal
45' GOOAAALLLL!!! It is three now! And it is Gnabry! 3-1! Leverkusen have crumbled quite spectacularly. Defending so impressively from deep early on, their high line is being exploited time and time again now. Gnabry lifts a simple finish over Hradecky as a looping ball drops into his path.
44' SAVE! It should be three! Gnabry cannot beat Hradecky! Gnabry is granted more room than Coman was for his goal as a simple pass pierces the Leverkusen back line. Gnabry has so much time but delays the shot and Hradecky blocks well.
43' Leverkusen are scrambling to clear as Bayern quickly go in pursuit of a third. This has been a very entertaining first half, and Bayern just about deserve their advantage.
T. Müller
Assist
42' And it is yet another assist for Muller! He stretches to square the ball to Goretzka 20 yards from goal after Coman's smart flick. Muller leads the way in the Bundesliga with 19 assists now this term.
L. Goretzka
Goal
42' GOOAAALLLL!!! 2-1 BAYERN! Goretzka! The man who assisted Bayern's first scores their second. At the end of a wonderful move, a shot across Hradecky just creeps under the goalkeeper's left hand.
41' A second corner reaches a red Leverkusen shirt at the far post, but Bayern get to the second ball and can counter...
41' Leverkusen are putting Bayern under pressure once more. Boateng gives up a corner, and then Pavard is required to clear from  under his own crossbar at the near post.
T. Müller
Yellow Card
40' YELLOW: Now Muller is booked for blocking a quick Leverkusen free-kick.
40' Coman's goal was Bayern's 62nd in the league under Hansi Flick. No other coach in Bundesliga history has seen as many goals in his first 20 matches.
39' WIDE! Lewandowski would expect better of himself! The Bayern man runs off the last defender and controls on his chest but, with the angle tight, he shoots across the face of goal.
38' Easy for Neuer! Leverkusen move the ball at some speed, but Alario does not spot Bailey's run in behind. The move instead works right, with Alario teeing up Diaby to shoot straight at Neuer from 20 yards.
K. Bellarabi
Yellow Card
35' YELLOW: Bellarabi is booked for a foul on Davies. The referee then also halts play to have a word with both coaches. This has been a keenly contested first half.
34' Better from Leverkusen! Bailey sets Diaby free on the left, and the winger has team-mates up in support. A low cross lacks the pace to escape from the recovering Davies, though.
R. Lewandowski
Yellow Card
32' YELLOW: It is Lewandowski's turn to go into the book as he tangles with Bender. The striker will miss Bayern's next match now.
31' Kimmich goes for goal from the free-kick but shoots straight at Hradecky. Leverkusen attempt to counter, yet Davies takes the ball from Diaby.
N. Amiri
Yellow Card
30' YELLOW: Amiri is starting to struggle up against Davies, and he goes into the book for tripping the Bayern left-back as he advances just outside the area.
29' Bayern deserved that goal and are quickly well on top once more. Leverkusen are now struggling to get out.
L. Goretzka
Assist
27' Goretzka gets the assist, his pass tearing a hole in the Leverkusen defence. The hosts pay the price for Diaby losing possession on halfway, and Goretzka's ball ensures there is acres of space for Coman to exploit.
K. Coman
Goal
27' GOOAAALLLL!!! 1-1! Clinical from Coman! Coman has had a tough start to this match but makes no mistake went sent clear. Hradecky does not know whether to stay on his line or advance and ultimately can do little to stop the shot, which bends into the bottom-right corner.
26' Now Muller is on the end of a glorious pass! It's Alaba who knocks the ball from deep, and Muller gets in behind the Leverkusen defence but cannot quite control.
25' SAVE! Huge chance! Bayern should be level! Muller does wonderfully on the edge of the area to twist and turn and then pick out Lewandowski. The striker is stretching and can only knock the ball on to Coman, but the Bayern pair are two-on-one with Hradecky. Coman heads back to Lewandowski, yet he is stumbling and nods a tame effort straight at the goalkeeper.
23' Leverkusen are ceding ground to Bayern but are defending really well inside the 18-yard box. Kimmich is the latest visiting player to see a shot blocked.
22' Great defending from Dragovic! Bayern are getting numbers forward now, starting to turn the screw, but a low Gnabry ball into the six-yard box is expertly cut out.
20' Good block! Muller works the ball well to the left, but Coman ignores Davies on the overlap and shoots. Two players throw their bodies at the ball, though, and Leverkusen survive. Bayern have the hosts penned in for the first time but still cannot seriously test Hradecky.
19' Coman has switched to the left but is still getting no joy. First, the Frenchman miscontrols a straightforward ball, then Kimmich's pass from deep evades him.
18' Bayern are struggling to forge a route through Leverkusen at the moment. Neuer resorts to a long ball, which Tapsoba picks off with ease.
16' Poor from Coman! He blazes high and wide from the left-hand side of the penalty area. The winger has not made the best of starts.
16' Leverkusen love to play on the counter and get a first opportunity here! Aranguiz steals possession and feeds Bellarabi, yet Neuer steps in to take the cross.
15' Kimmich plays the corner deep to Goretzka, but his header from a fair distance is straight at Hradecky.
15' It's Bayern's turn to come forward and win a corner. Muller plays the ball across, prompting a Dragovic clearance.
14' Leverkusen's initial corner deflects behind for another, but the delivery is then poor and Lewandowski clears.
13' Good work from Diaby! The winger dashes down the left and sends in a low cross into a dangerous area that Boateng can only prod behind. Corner.
11' Bayern must regroup now. The job is not done quite yet in the Bundesliga title race, and Leverkusen are quickly chasing a second.
J. Baumgartlinger
Assist
9' Maybe Leverkusen won't miss Havertz after all! That was a smart finish from Alario after being played through by Baumgartlinger, the pass timed to perfection.
L. Alario
Goal
9' GOOAAALLLL!!! IT COUNTS! Leverkusen lead! Alario makes it 1-0! Alario darts through and prods past Neuer at the near post. The flag goes up, and Bayern are certain that was the right call, but the replays show the striker is just onside.
9' OFFSIDE! Or not?! Leverkusen may have netted the opener here... VAR is looking at it.
K. Coman
Yellow Card
8' YELLOW: The first card of the day goes to Coman, who is booked for diving as he falls on the edge of the area after going past Tapsoba.
7' Still no opportunities so far. Leverkusen are forced to hurry a clearance after Coman's cross finds no team-mate.
5' It's Bailey's turn to cross from the left for Leverkusen, but his effort clears the box by some distance. The two teams are still just settling.
4' Bayern get players in the box, allowing Kimmich to tease in a cross from the right. The ball does not reach Lewandowski at the far post, though, as Hradecky steps in.
3' Havertz is watching on from the stands for this one. Leverkusen will have to find a new route to goal today.
2' Each side have attempted a couple of long balls in behind early on, with speedy attackers in each XI. There have been no openings just yet, though.
1' KICK-OFF: Leverkusen get us under way!
Leverkusen won at Bayern in November and also came out on top in the teams' most recent meeting at the BayArena last February. However, today's hosts have never won three consecutive Bundesliga games against Bayern.
Leverkusen's hopes of an upset have been dealt a big blow by confirmation talisman Kai Havertz - linked with Bayern as the Bundesliga's form star - misses out with injury. Tapsoba and Diaby are both back in the XI, though. Thiago is fit enough for the Bayern bench, with Boateng's return their only change.
Subs: Sven Ulreich, Alvaro Odriozola, Thiago Alcantara, Javi Martinez, Ivan Perisic, Lucas Hernandez, Sarpreet Singh, Joshua Zirkzee.
Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer; Benjamin Pavard, Jerome Boateng, David Alaba, Alphonso Davies; Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka; Kingsley Coman, Thomas Muller, Serge Gnabry; Robert Lewandowski.
Subs: Ramazan Ozcan, Jonathan Tah, Paulinho, Kerem Demirbay, Wendell, Mitchell Weiser, Exequiel Palacios, Florian Wirtz, Kevin Volland.
Bayer Leverkusen (3-4-3): Lukas Hradecky; Sven Bender, Edmond Tapsoba, Aleksandar Dragovic; Nadiem Amiri, Charles Aranguiz, Julian Baumgartlinger, Karim Bellarabi; Moussa Diaby, Leon Bailey, Lucas Alario.
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However, Leverkusen also have plenty to play for. With Borussia Monchengladbach beaten on Friday, Peter Bosz's side can climb into the Champions League victory with just a point. Gladbach must visit Bayern next week, too, with the top-four race really hotting up.
There are just five games remaining of the delayed Bundesliga season, and Bayern are closing on yet another title. They are seven points clear of second-placed Borussia Dortmund, with potential victory here representing another huge step towards an eighth straight crown.
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