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Bayern München v Borussia M'gladbach Live Commentary, 08/05/2021

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6 - 0
FCB
BMG
R. Lewandowski (2)
T. Müller (23)
R. Lewandowski (34)
K. Coman (44)
R. Lewandowski (66 pen)
L. Sané (85)
Allianz Arena

Commentary

There's still two games to go this season though, and both will be back in action next weekend. Gladbach will play host to Stuttgart - and Bayern make the trip to Freiburg. Until then however, thank you for joining us - and have a great weekend!
But the night belongs to him and his team. They are champions of Germany again, with games to spare too. Hansi Flick has conquered all fronts since he took charge. He will be a hard act to follow.
There was no Ballon d'Or last season, when the Pole arguably was the frontrunner - but can Robert Lewandowski break the hold of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo this time around? His record-breaking feats are surely worthy of recognition.
A hat-trick for Robert Lewandowski takes him to one goal shy of the all-time single-season Bundesliga goal record - and helps Bayern Munich deliver an emphatic coronation for their latest Bundesliga title in glorious fashion against Borussia Monchengladbach. Hansi Flick's reign claims another honour in his final season - and his striker sits on the cusp of history. Full-time at Allianz Arena, it finishes Bayern Munich 6-0 Borussia Monchengladbach.
90' FULL-TIME: BAYERN MUNICH 6-0 BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACH
H. Wolf
Yellow Card
Borussia M'gladbach
90' Hannes Wolf gets a booking for a messy challenge and that will be almost the last play of the game.
87' Marco Rose will have some thinking to do after today. His side have not been at the races by and large. It's been representative of a frustrating season.
S. Gnabry
Assist
Bayern München
85' Gnabry times that one nicely. The only downside for Bayern was that Robert Lewandowski wasn't there to finish it and make history.
L. Sané
Goal
Bayern München
85' GOAL! LEROY SANE MAKES IT SIX OF THE BEST FOR BAYERN MUNICH! 6-0! The former Manchester City man caps this performance with a throughball from Gnabry and just trims it past Sommer. Even with 10 men, they've still got the magic.
P. Herrmann
B. Embolo
Borussia M'gladbach
84' Breel Embolo is the latest Gladbach player to depart, with Patrick Herrmann on in his place.
81' It is too late to make an impact but that red card has jerked the trajectory and momentum away from Bayern. Hansi Flick will be happy to see them take a clean sheet from this game now, as much as anything else.
79' Neuer rises to the opportunity again to cut off Gladbach's latest move, the goalkeeper sweeping low to collect the ball before it can be snaffled. He's being tested more than he has been previously over the past five minutes.
77' Denis Zakaria can't believe he's missed that! Gladbach almost get a goal to put themselves on the scoreboard and he somehow just flashes his shot wide of the far post, as he tries to cut across the keeper. Close but no cigar.
T. Nianzou
Red Card
Bayern München
75' It's a red card! Kouassi is deemed to have committed an offence worth a straight dismissal and his night is over already. Bayern will finish this game a man down.
73' Breel Embolo is furious after a foul from Nianzou, rolling around on the turf and then rising in anger. He wants a second look though and the VAR will give him it.
Javi Martínez
J. Boateng
Bayern München
71' Boateng is also off for the hosts, with Javier Martinez his replacement.
T. Nianzou
L. Goretzka
Bayern München
69' Bayern respond with a swap of their own, and it is Leon Goretzka who makes way for Tanguy Kouassi.
L. Stindl
J. Hofmann
Borussia M'gladbach
69' The visitors also bring off Jonas Hofmann and introduce Lars Stindl.
O. Wendt
R. Bensebaini
Borussia M'gladbach
69' Gladbach make another change now, with Ramy Bensebaini replaced by Oscar Wendt.
67' Are we about to witness history before our eyes? Robert Lewandowski is looking for a fourth of the day - and number 40 of the season. This could be one for the record books.
R. Lewandowski
Penalty Goal
Bayern München
66' GOAL! IT'S A HAT-TRICK FOR ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI! 5-0 TO BAYERN! The Pole steps up, and rolls it low into the right corner as Sommer goes the other way. That's 39 Bundesliga goals - he's one away from matching the all-time record!
F. Neuhaus
Yellow Card
Borussia M'gladbach
65' It is a penalty! Neuhaus is booked as the referee points to the spot, though it is unclear directly for what. Another chance for Robert Lewandowski now...
64' Yann Sommer, take a bow! There's about five stops in a single sequence as Bayern play very close to the line. VAR will have a look for a potential penalty however.
62' Robert Lewandowski - who has had more chances in front of goal than Gladbach seem to have had overall - is still hunting. Surely he won't be removed while the chance remains for him to close in on the tally?
L. Goretzka
D. Alaba
Bayern München
60' Lastly, Alaba cedes way to Leon Goretzka.
S. Gnabry
J. Musiala
Bayern München
60' Musiala too is off for Bayern and Serge Gnabry is on.
L. Sané
K. Coman
Bayern München
60' Hansi Flick rings the changes for this coronation clash now and Kingsley Coman makes way for Leroy Sane.
58' Julian Nagelsmann is going to face a task following in Flick's footsteps, isn't he? He'll be fortunate to inherit a superb squad, but the way this Bayern team play under their outgoing boss is sensational.
56' What a tackle from Pavard! A Gladbach break presents a genuine threat but the Frenchman times a superb challenge on the edge of the box to slip in and dislodge the ball. Top drawer stuff.
54' Plea! Moments after Lewandowski skews another header, the visitors counter and the substitute sprays an effort wide. That's one of the best chances for the visitors yet.
52' Lewandowski drifts a header over the crossbar and groans in frustration. He knows he is closing in on history.
50' Gladbach are looking a little more robust at the back so far. Those changes seem to have given them a formation more willing to bend in defence of the Bayern press.
48' Bayern had 12 shots in that first half, compared to four by Gladbach. If they keep that up with their conversion rate, they'll be closing in on double figures here.
A. Plea
M. Thuram
Borussia M'gladbach
46' Marcus Thuram has also made way for Alassane Plea in another change from the visitors.
H. Wolf
V. Lazaro
Borussia M'gladbach
46' Gladbach have made a swap at the break, with Hannes Wolf replacing Valentino Lazaro.
46' We're back underway for the second half at Allianz Arena. How many more can Bayern find here?
Hansi Flick's weird lasso motion certainly seems to be doing the trick. Maybe Marco Rose should find a strange move of his own. His side really need to get into the groove.
A Robert Lewandowski double plus goals for Thomas Muller and Kingsley Coman means that it is Bayern Munich who are celebrating their ninth Bundesliga title in style against Borussia Monchengladbach. The hosts have blown their visitors out of the water - and they could go much further yet. At half-time, it is Bayern Munich 4-0 Borussia Monchengladbach.
45' HALF-TIME: BAYERN MUNICH 4-0 BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACH
R. Lewandowski
Assist
Bayern München
44' Add one assist to that tally of two goals for Lewandowski! This has been a rampant performance from the hosts - a champion turn, no less.
K. Coman
Goal
Bayern München
44' GOAL! KINGSLEY COMAN MAKES IT FOUR FOR BAYERN MUNICH! 4-0! When it rains, it pours at Allianz Arena - and the champagne football is flowing. Alphonso Davies outstrips two defenders, plays Lewandowski down the left wing. The Pole could go for a hat-trick, but instead plays it across for his team-mate, who leathers a low effort in at the far post past Sommer. Gorgeous stuff.
42' How many could Bayern conceivably go for here? There might even be a fourth in them before the break. Absolutely wonderful stuff. Hansi Flick is going to leave quite a legacy despite his relatively brief stint at the helm.
40' Lewandowski is flagged offside again, this time with Musiala supplying the delivery for the Pole to latch on to.
38' Bayern Munich aren't solely Robert Lewandowski of course, and this team is looking the business today. Marco Rose has some stern words to deploy when this game reaches the interval.
36' That draws Lewandowski level with Gerd Muller's haul of 38 in 1969-70. He's two behind the latter's all-time record set in 1971-72. Can he match it? Can he break it?
R. Lewandowski
Goal
Bayern München
34' GOAL! ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI HAS HIS DOUBLE FOR BAYERN MUNICH! 3-0! A delivery that is either headed for the left post or to the Pole takes a slight deflection on the way - but it won't stop him pivoting to tuck an outstanding finish in at close-range under Sommer. Cheeky stuff. Make that 38 goals this season in the top-flight.
33' What a pair of vicious deflections we had there! Bayern crash a pair of shots in on the back of another break and the echo of the ball rings with an odd crunch around Allianz Arena. That did not sound comfortable for Gladbach's defenders.
31' Lewandowski is the latest Bayern man to be caught offside, in a near-carbon-copy play of Coman's earlier infringement, chasing down that Kimmich ball once again.
30' A rare corner for Gladbach allows them to finally impart some box pressure upon their hosts, but it comes to nothing in the end, Ramy Bensebaini's header flicked well over the crossbar.
28' Coman strays offside chasing down a Kimmich long ball now, and shakes his head ruefully. He's just drifted into the trap there, to his frustration.
25' Gladbach really need to pull their metaphorical socks up, so to speak. Bayern are unfurling their practice fluidity with aplomb and enjoyment. It's like watching a well-drilled band roll out the greatest hits on stage right now.
T. Müller
Goal
Bayern München
23' GOAL! THOMAS MULLER DOUBLES BAYERN MUNICH'S LEAD! 2-0! It's a kind deflection that ultimately takes his strike away from Sommer, but the build-up play is beautiful once again from the hosts. They are excellent value for their lead so far.
J. Musiala
Assist
Bayern München
23' Jamal Musiala gets the assist, bringing down the neat ball on the left edge, and then squaring it back in for his team-mate to rifle home. That is top-drawer stuff from Bayern.
21' Muller has a mix-up with a long ball and a potential Bayern attack peters out in quiet fashion. Most of the pressure feels like it has come from the hosts so far, but they'll be more comfortable with another goal to their name.
19' Gladbach are the only side to have beaten Hansi Flick’s Bayern more than once across all competitions (2). The Foals could now do the double over Bayern for the first time since 2011/12, if they can find a response.
17' Another Bayern attack, another Lewandowski chance. This one is another looping header, just glided over the crossbar. If he keeps sniffing around, he's sure to find another one.
14' Stop from Sommer! Bayern carve an inventive path into the Gladbach box, and take it tight to the left post before a shot is loosened at the goalkeeper. He does very well to parry it away, and his defence mops it up.
12' Lewandowski! It's almost a double inside the first quarter-hour for the Pole, just steering his header around the wrong side of the goal frame.
10' Marco Rose is watching intently, keeping his eye on the game. Hansi Flick is more animated, making what appears to be a repeated lasso gesture every now and again, trying to further gee his side up.
8' Jamal Musiala has a crack at making it two now, assisted by a Muller touch, but sees his effort deflected inside the box. Bayern have started with sturdy purpose.
6' Another goal for Lewandowski edges him closer to that all-time Bundesliga record of course. He'll need a few more, but he's getting closer to the magic number.
4' This could very easily become a party for Bayern - they've been know to blow opposition off the park when in the mood - but they are forced back onto the defensive almost from the restart. Lainer lashes an attempt towards goal but it is comfortably wayward in the end.
D. Alaba
Assist
Bayern München
2' David Alaba does a lot of the hard work there, and gets a well-earned assist. But this is a blinding opening play from Bayern.
R. Lewandowski
Goal
Bayern München
2' GOAL! ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI GETS BAYERN'S CORONATION OFF TO A FLYER! 1-0! The hosts break down the left, thread the ball through the box to the Poland star on the far side and he duly wrestles a low shot in at the opposite post. What a start!
1' We are underway in this Bundesliga clash between Bayern Munich and Borussia Monchengladbach!
The teams have emerged and we are moments away from kick-off.
Since the start of 2011-12, Bayern have lost more Bundesliga games against Gladbach than versus any other side (8). The Foals are the only side that FCB do not have a positive record against in this timeframe (W8, D3, L8).
Subs: Hannes Wolf, Lars Stindl, Jordan Beyer, Oscar Wendt, Patrick Herrmann, Alassane Plea, Christoph Kramer, Tony Jantschke, Tobias Sippel.
BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACH (3-4-3): Yann Sommer; Matthias Ginter, Nico Elvedi, Ramy Bensebaini; Stefan Lainer, Denis Zakaria, Florian Neuhaus, Valentino Lazaro; Breel Embolo, Jonas Hofmann, Marcus Thuram.
Subs: Tanguy Kouassi, Bouna Sarr, Marc Roca, Alexander Nubel, Leon Goretzka, Javi Martínez, Serge Gnabry, Niklas Sule, Leroy Sane.
BAYERN MUNICH (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer; Benjamin Pavard, Jerome Boateng, Lucas Hernandez, Alphonso Davies; Joshua Kimmich, David Alaba; Kingsley Coman, Thomas Muller, Jamal Musiala; Robert Lewandowski.
There's just two changes from last time out for the hosts, with Lucas Hernandez and Jamal Musiala drafted into the starting XI. Jonas Hofmann meanwhile is the only change for the visitors.
Their visitors, Champions League contenders this term, have enjoyed a less illustrious campaign however. Marco Rose's side face a fight to finish in sight of Europe this season - but victory over the champions would be a fine feather in their cap at the tail-end of a tough season.
Today's earlier victory for Borussia Dortmund over RB Leipzig made it a ninth consecutive title for the Bavarian giants, to help cap off Hansi Flick's final month at the helm before he departs. But the treble-winning coach would surely love to see his side mark the occasion with a fine game on home turf.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the 2020-21 Bundesliga season, as newly crowned champions Bayern Munich look to celebrate their triumph in style against Borussia Monchengladbach at Allianz Arena.