Bayern München v Borussia M'gladbach Live Commentary, 13/06/2020

2 - 1
J. Zirkzee (26)
L. Goretzka (86)
B. Pavard (37 og)
Allianz Arena


That's all from this latest Bayern win. Thanks for joining us and, until next time, goodbye!
Victory in midweek will make it eight titles in a row for Bayern. They have played better in recent months than they did today, but it matters not, with another three points secured. Defeat represents a big blow to Gladbach, who stay fourth but remain ahead of Bayer Leverkusen only on goal difference. Leverkusen have a game in hand tomorrow.
The Bayern players roar in delight! After a gripping first half, with Sommer's error for Zirkzee's opener and then a Pavard own goal, the second period was a tougher watch. But Goretzka popped up with a crucial winner. Bayern can now clinch the title at Werder on Tuesday.
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: Bayern Munich 2-1 Borussia Monchengladbach
90' + 2' Stindl is adjudged to have controlled with his arm as a looping ball drops inside the area. Bayern no longer look comfortable, but time is running out for Gladbach.
90' + 1' There will be a minimum of three minutes of added time, with Bayern working hard to keep Gladbach at bay.
89' CLOSE! Gladbach are suddenly back on the attack! So quiet as Bayern probed for a winner, they have a swift response. Stindl runs onto a long ball in behind and lashes narrowly wide.
Javi Martínez
I. Perišić
Bayern München
88' SUB: Flick now hopes to protect that lead. Perisic is off for Martinez.
B. Pavard
Bayern München
86' Pavard makes amends for his first-half own goal with a brilliant assist. Alaba's pass from the left evaded Goretzka, but Pavard kept going and beat Wendt to the ball. Two Bayern players outnumbered one Gladbach defender in the centre.
L. Goretzka
Bayern München
86' GOOAAALLLL!!! GORETZKA! Is that the winner? 2-1 Bayern! Pavard refuses to give up on Alaba's misplaced pass, racing down the right and squaring for Goretzka to touch into the bottom-left corner. Gladbach's resolve is broken as Bayern close on the title.
L. Bénes
B. Embolo
Borussia M'gladbach
83' SUB: The substitute is substituted. Benes comes on for Embolo as Gladbach look to continue to frustrate Bayern.
81' We are into the final 10 minutes with Bayern seemingly no nearer that winner.
79' Wriedt's first real involvement sees the substitute go for the spectacular, spinning and shooting from 25 yards. A poor effort drags well wide.
K. Wriedt
J. Zirkzee
Bayern München
77' SUB: Zirkzee, the Bayern goalscorer, makes way. Wriedt is on up front as the hosts look for a winner.
75' Bayern are controlling the game, but the chances have just dried up a little. A speculative ball from deep is beyond Coman, with the hosts just running out of ideas.
73' Gladbach are still happy to play only on the counter-attack but with far less effect than early in the second half. Embolo is struggling up front on his own.
71' Sommer gets down to gather a Pavard cross that deflects off Wendt and evades the waiting Bayern shirts. Gladbach are 19 minutes away from a precious point.
O. Wendt
P. Herrmann
Borussia M'gladbach
70' SUB: Herrmann has been Gladbach's chief threat today, but Davies has started to control that flank. Wendt comes on in a change of shape.
S. Lainer
Yellow Card
Borussia M'gladbach
69' YELLOW: Coman smartly beats Lainer to the ball and his flick prompts a foul and a yellow card.
66' SAVE! It's all Bayern now! Gnabry's low shot deflects towards the bottom-left corner, where Sommer just stretches to intervene. A corner is cleared.
65' Gladbach survive again! Their defending from crosses leaves a lot to be desired, and Bayern somehow fail to profit when Kimmich curls in a beautiful free-kick. The visitors scramble to clear.
64' CHANCE! Pavard should score! Davies gets down the left and wins a corner from his blocked cross, and the set-piece finds Pavard completely unmarked in front of goal. He heads over the top.
63' Gnabry looks to have been shifted inside to take up the position previously occupied by Muller and today taken up by Cuisance. Coman is on the right flank.
K. Coman
M. Cuisance
Bayern München
62' SUB: It's a double Bayern switch as Coman, another player rested today, replaces full debutant Cuisance.
A. Davies
L. Hernández
Bayern München
62' SUB: An unsurprising first Bayern change sees Hernandez off for the in-form Davies. The Canadian will be tasked with halting Herrmann.
61' Good block! Gnabry works an angle to shoot on the right side of the area but finds Jantschke in his path, diving to block. The pair tangle in the area, with Bayern winning a corner, but it comes to nothing.
58' There is a stark contrast in the approach of the two teams. Bayern are staying patient, trying to work an angle for a killer pass, while Gladbach are happy to launch the ball long towards Embolo, with Herrmann often up in support.
56' Gladbach have been the better side since the break. They are flying into challenges and catching Bayern in awkward positions.
53' SAVE! Neuer comes to Bayern's rescue! Embolo slips in Herrmann, whose powerful shot is beaten away by the goalkeeper. Bayern, so secure down the left when Davies has played, are struggling in that position today.
53' Gnabry's first touch lets him down! Bayern take their time on the edge of the Gladbach area before Kimmich fizzes in a sublime pass that has Gnabry in on goal. His failure to control allows a defender to clear, though.
50' Neuer gets down to save a tame Herrmann shot, although the winger is flagged offside. Replays suggest Herrmann was only offside earlier in the move when Embolo instead took up possession.
48' CLOSE! Gladbach threaten! Bensebaini whips in a low cross which Neuer can only parry, with the goalkeeper then reacting smartly to kick clear as an attacker lurks. The ball arrives at the feet of Lainer 25 yards from goal and his fierce drive just clears the crossbar.
47' Pavard concedes a free-kick with a tug on his man near halfway, but Gladbach's set-piece passes straight through the Bayern area. No early drama in the second period.
46' Gladbach attempted 337 passes in the first half, more than any other team away at Bayern in the current Bundesliga campaign.
46' KICK-OFF: Gladbach get us started again for the second half!
T. Jantschke
N. Elvedi
Borussia M'gladbach
46' SUB: The visitors make a change at the break, with Jantschke on for Elvedi.
If Bayern are to wrap up the title in midweek without relying on favours elsewhere, they need a strong second half. Muller and Lewandowski have been missed so far, even if Zirkzee has impressed.
An entertaining first half comes to a close. Bayern were gifted the opener as Sommer granted Zirkzee an open goal after Gladbach had seen an initial effort ruled out at the other end. But Pavard's own error levelled the scores, leaving the leaders with work still to do in the second 45.
45' + 4' HALF-TIME: Bayern Munich 1-1 Borussia Monchengladbach
45' + 1' There will be a minimum of three minutes of added time at the end of this first half.
45' + 1' Good stop from Sommer! He catches with both hands but, for just a moment, looks to be struggling. The free-kick deflects through to Perisic, whose looping header almost deceives the goalkeeper. Sommer holds on.
R. Bensebaïni
Yellow Card
Borussia M'gladbach
45' YELLOW: The first card of the game goes to Bensebaini, who is late to a challenge on Pavard and goes into the book.
43' Gnabry gets in behind Gladbach down the right and cuts back onto his left foot, selling the defender a dummy. However, the winger would clearly rather have the ball on his preferred right and attempts to twist to create space again, succeeding only in giving away a goal-kick. He has men up in support but cannot find them.
41' Sommer's distribution has caused Gladbach problems time again, so Kimmich takes it up on himself to harry the goalkeeper, prompting yet another hurried clearance. There is no punishment this time, though.
39' WIDE! Cuisance squanders another huge chance to score against his former club! Perisic and Hernandez create an overload down the left, with the former sending over a wonderful cross. Cuisance is unmarked and has time to direct a header goalwards but cannot hit the target.
38' That is the 131st Bundesliga goal Bayern have conceded to Gladbach - the most they have allowed against any one team in the competition.
B. Pavard
Own Goal
Bayern München
37' GOOAAALLLL!!! PAVARD OWN GOAL! It's 1-1! This first half has been littered with errors, and the latest comes from the Bayern right-back. He brilliantly beats Embolo to a cross moments earlier but then completely loses his bearings from a low Herrmann centre, sliding the ball into the bottom-right corner.
35' An opportunity lost for Gladbach! Kimmich is the latest man to cheaply give up possession, allowing Stindl to run towards the Bayern box. He slides a pass right to Herrmann instead of going alone, and the winger also attempts to find a team-mate rather than shooting, instead seeing a cross blocked.
32' Zirkzee could hardly have missed when presented with the ball by Sommer, but the striker has started well besides the goal, too. Holding the ball up well, he continues to impress in his young Bayern career.
30' Gladbach are still looking to forge a route through their hosts, but the gift of a goal is allowing Bayern to now play on the counter.
28' This has been a chaotic start. There have been big misses at either end, a disallowed Gladbach goal, a wonderful Sommer save and then a dreadful error from the same man which led to the opener.
J. Zirkzee
Bayern München
26' GOOAAALLLL!!! ZIRKZEE! Bayern lead 1-0, but this goal is entirely down to some woeful play from Sommer. He made an early error with the ball at his feet and does so again, advancing from his goal and knocking the ball square straight to Zirkzee. The 19-year-old passes into the net. Awful, awful goalkeeping.
24' SAVE! MISS! Incredible! How has Embolo not scored?! This is remarkable. Stindl sends over a glorious cross to the unmarked substitute, who heads straight at Neuer. Embolo perhaps should hit the net with that effort but certainly should when Neuer spills the ball. Instead, the striker sidefoots wide from inside the six-yard box.
23' There is concern for each side in the moments after Sommer's save. Hernandez, distracted by his goalbound shot, collides with Bensebaini. Both men require treatment, although they appear fit to continue.
22' SAVE! Sommer comes to Gladbach's rescue! Zirkzee's pass into the area is poor, yet Ginter's awful touch knocks the ball into Hernandez's path. The left-footed defender shoots right-footed, but the sprawling Sommer gets down to make a brilliant save.
21' Each side are attempting long balls that are coming to little. There is little space to work with right now.
19' Gladbach have been a good match for Bayern so far. Besides Cuisance's early chance, the leaders are struggling to break their opponents down.
17' Will Bayern heed that warning? They swiftly go back on the attack and Cuisance tees up Gnabry, but Sommer makes a comfortable stop.
16' NO GOAL! Gladbach thought they had the opener! Embolo teased a gorgeous pass through the Bayern defence for Hofmann, who kept his cool and sent Neuer the wrong way. But a VAR review shows the scorer is just offside, and Bayern are off the hook.
13' Bayern are just starting to take control, moving the ball well. Gladbach could do without further errors like that earlier Sommer mishap.
11' CHANCE! Cuisance perhaps should score against his former club! Sommer's awful pass gives Bayern possession on the edge of the area, and Kimmich picks out Perisic with a lovely cross. The winger chooses to chest the ball on to Cuisance rather than controlling and shooting himself, though, and the 20-year-old sends an awkward left-footed volley just wide.
B. Embolo
M. Thuram
Borussia M'gladbach
10' SUB: Thuram is unable to continue. Gladbach at least have Embolo fit again to come on, although he and the team would have preferred to delay his return until later in this game.
8' Thuram is back on the field but is hobbling badly. He will attempt to run the injury off, it seems.
7' Bayern move the ball with real fluency for the first time, with Cuisance dropping deep to pick a pass towards Gnabry. The winger cannot quite reach the ball, though.
5' Thuram went down in the opening seconds and is now really struggling again. He stretches towards a low pass and appears to twist his knee. The striker will need treatment. With Plea out, an early blow here would represent a major setback for Gladbach.
4' Gnabry controls Kimmich's switch and cuts in from the right to cross left-footed, yet he only finds Sommer's arms. Bayern have not got going just yet.
3' Thuram is quickly involved again. Still nursing that knock, the ball falls his way in the area but Bayern defenders block the shot well, conceding a corner which is successfully defended.
2' The first flashpoint sees Boateng addressed by the referee after chopping down Thuram, who takes his time to get back to his feet. The Frenchman, who usually plays out wide, looks to have started through the centre in Plea's absence.
1' Flick's side are today turning out in their new kit for next season, which was unveiled this week.
1' KICK-OFF: Bayern get us under way!
In playing in the Bundesliga for the 264th time today, Alaba ties Andreas Herzog's record for appearances in the competition by an Austrian player.
Both teams are robbed of key attacking pieces due to suspension today. Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski are both out for Bayern, with teenager Zirkzee given another opportunity to shine and Cuisance making his full debut against his former club. Davies drops to the bench, meanwhile. Gladbach are without Alassane Plea.
Subs: Tobias Sippel, Mamadou Doucoure, Ibrahima Traore, Oscar Wendt, Laszlo Benes, Tony Jantschke, Torben Musel, Famana Quizera, Breel Embolo.
Borussia Monchengladbach (4-2-3-1): Yann Sommer; Stefan Lainer, Matthias Ginter, Nico Elvedi, Ramy Bensebaini; Christoph Kramer, Florian Neuhaus; Patrick Herrmann, Lars Stindl, Jonas Hofmann; Marcus Thuram.
Subs: Sven Ulreich, Alvaro Odriozola, Javi Martinez, Alphonso Davies, Sarpreet Singh, Kingsley Coman, Oliver Batista Meier, Kwasi Okyere Wriedt, Jamal Musiala.
Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer; Benjamin Pavard, Jerome Boateng, David Alaba, Lucas Hernandez; Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka; Serge Gnabry, Mickael Cuisance, Ivan Perisic; Joshua Zirkzee.
Let's get the team news from Bavaria...
But first seeing off Gladbach is not necessarily a straightforward task, given today's visitors were the last team to beat Bayern back on matchday 14. They have Champions League aspirations, too, and will hope to respond to triumphs from RB Leipzig and Dortmund.
Borussia Dortmund's late winner at Fortuna Dusseldorf, where defeat would have put Bayern on the brink, means the defending champions cannot seal another title today. Victory would set Hansi Flick's men up to get the job done at lowly Werder Bremen in midweek, though.
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