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Bayern München v Freiburg Live Commentary, 20/06/2020

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3 - 1
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J. Kimmich (15)
R. Lewandowski (24)
R. Lewandowski (37)
L. Höler (33)
Allianz Arena

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Bayern will wrap up their Bundesliga campaign next weekend against Wolfsburg, whilst Freiburg return home to face Schalke on the final day of the season.
Bayern clinch a 3-1 victory over Freiburg at the Allianz Arena to end their opponents' hopes of securing European football next season. All of the goals came in the first half, with Bayern not holding back, despite already wrapping up the title. Kimmich opened the scoring, with Lewandowski adding two close-range efforts, whilst Holer pulled one back for the visitors. Freiburg pushed forward in the opening stages of the second half, with a couple of good chances falling to Waldschmidt, but they couldn't convert, whilst Coman struck the bar late on for Bayern.
90' + 2' FULL-TIME: BAYERN MUNICH 3-1 FREIBURG
90' There will be a minimum of two minutes added time played.
J. Musiala
T. Müller
Bayern München
88' Muller has played well today and has been unlucky not to score, he has been replaced by Musiala.
A. Abrashi
C. Günter
Freiburg
87' Freiburg with a late change, with Gunter heading off the pitch and he has been replaced by Abrashi.
85' OFF THE BAR! Coman goes close to scoring! Huge mistake at the back by Freiburg, they try and play it out from the back, but lose control of the ball and it falls to Coman, who tries to curl it into the top right-hand corner of the net, but it strikes the woodwork.
C. Richards
Javi Martínez
Bayern München
84' Bayern substitution now, with Martinez coming off and he has been replaced by Richards.
81' Bayern are searching for a fourth goal now, with Freiburg struggling to get a touch on the ball and get out of their own half.
79' Lewandowski has now scored 33 goals this Bundesliga season – a new personal best for the striker.
77' There's not long left to play now, can Freiburg pull a goal back late on to make it a nervy finish for Bayern? Or, will the hosts go on and extend their lead?
G. Itter
V. Grifo
Freiburg
75' Another Freiburg substitution now, with Grifo the man coming off and he has been replaced by Itter.
74' ANOTHER CHANCE! The game has really kicked into life now, with another Freiburg chance. It once again falls to Waldschmidt, who drills a volley towards goal, but Zirkzee gets across and makes a vital block just in time to turn it behind for a corner. However, it went very close to the Bayern goal.
73' BAYERN CHANCE! Muller with another good opportunity to score, but his low strike from the edge of the penalty area flies just wide of the post, with Schwolow beaten.
70' CHANCE! Waldschmidt should be doing better there! Really good opportunity for Freiburg to pull a goal back, after a quick counter that catches Bayern out at the back. Waldschmidt and Petersen play a one-two down the left wing, with Petersen looking like he is going to cross to a team-mate in the box, but instead he lays it back to Waldschmidt, who tries to find the top right-hand corner of the net, but he gets slightly too much on it and it flies narrowly wide of the goal.
68' There hasn't been too much goalmouth action in the last few minutes, with the changes from both sides seeming to slow the pace of the game down.
66' Prior to today's game, Freiburg were on a three-game unbeaten run in the Bundesliga for the first time this calendar year. They last managed to do this back in October and November 2019.
M. Frantz
Y. Keitel
Freiburg
64' The other Freiburg change sees Keitel replaced by Frantz.
L. Waldschmidt
L. Höler
Freiburg
64' Freiburg also make two changes of their own, with Holer coming off the pitch and he has been replaced by Waldschmidt.
K. Coman
S. Singh
Bayern München
64' The other Bayern change sees Singh replaced by Coman.
J. Zirkzee
M. Cuisance
Bayern München
64' Double substitution by Bayern now, with Cuisance coming off and he has been replaced by Zirkzee.
62' The hosts are keeping the ball very well now, with Freiburg being forced to get everyone back behind the ball in their own half to try and soak up the pressure.
60' CHANCE! Cuisance with an excellent opportunity to make it 4-1 to Bayern, but he powers his effort over the bar! Lovely play by Muller to work the space, he plays it back to Cuisance who runs onto the ball on the edge of the box, but can't keep the shot down.
58' Unfortunately for Freiburg, both Wolfsburg and Hoffenheim are currently winning their games comfortably, which means that Freiburg will miss out on European qualification if this result remains the same.
56' Bayern have managed to settle the game down now, after a good start to the second half by Freiburg, but the visitors couldn't capitalise on their chances.
54' Poor effort! A Freiburg free-kick is well defended by Bayern, but the ball then falls straight to the feet of Keitel on the edge of the box, who tries to volley it towards goal, but it's a poor shot and flies well wide of the Bayern goal.
52' Corner to Freiburg here, can they create an opportunity from the set piece? Holer does well to win the header at the back post, but he can't turn it towards goal and the ball flies well over the crossbar.
50' Bayern’s 1-0 win in Bremen last time out was enough to secure them their 30th German league title, and it was also their eighth consecutive Bundesliga title. The last time Bayern went into a Bundesliga game having already won the league, they lost 4-1 (vs. Stuttgart in May 2018).  
48' Hernandez is on the receiving end of a late challenge from Hofler as the pair both went for a high ball near the half way line. The left-back should be fine to continue though.
46' The second half is under way!
Kwon Chang-Hoon
R. Sallai
Freiburg
46' Freiburg have made a substitution ahead of the second half, with Sallai the man coming off and he has been replaced by Chang-Hoon.
Prior to kick-off, Freiburg were just one point off the Europa League spots, so they need to come out after the break and try to take the game to Bayern and get a point.
Bayern lead 3-1 at the break following a dominant first-half display, with two goals from Lewandowski and one from Kimmich. Lewandowski has certainly been the key man so far, providing the assist for the opening goal by Kimmich and then pouncing twice to score two close range goals. Freiburg pulled a goal back when it was 2-0, with Holer getting on the score sheet, but Bayern soon hit back and made sure they had a good lead at the interval.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: BAYERN MUNICH 3-1 FREIBURG
45' There will be a minimum of one minute added time played at the end of the first half.
44' GREAT SAVE! Muller with a superb curling effort from the edge of the box that seemed to be heading into the top right-hand corner of the net, but Schwolow gets across and makes a terrific diving save to tip the ball over the crossbar.
41' Surely it is going to be a tough ask for Freiburg to overturn a two-goal deficit, with the way that Bayern are playing right now. They look like they could score every time they attack.
39' There's not long left to play at the Allianz Arena before the end of the first half now, will we see any more goals before the half-time whistle?
L. Hernández
Assist
Bayern München
37' Hernandez could easily have gone for goal himself in that position, after a terrific run to keep up with the counter-attack. However, instead he opted to pass to Lewandowski, who made the finish look easy.
R. Lewandowski
Goal
Bayern München
37' GOOOAAALLL! Lewandowski with his second of the game to make it 3-1! Superb counter-attack by Bayern, with Goretzka releasing Hernandez down the left wing and he drills a terrific ball into the six-yard box, which Lewandowski gets to ahead of his marker and pokes it past Schwolow and into the back of the net.
35' Bayern are trying to push back now and exert their dominance on the game once again, after dropping off the pace after going 2-0 up.
L. Höler
Goal
Freiburg
33' GOOOAAALLL! Freiburg have pulled a goal back, it's 2-1! Schmid gets in behind Hernandez deep into the Bayern penalty area and fires a low shot underneath Ulreich which takes a slight deflection and Holer then pokes it home into an empty net from just a yard or so out.
30' The pace of the game has dropped again, with Bayern not attacking with as much energy now they are 2-0 up, it's Freiburg who are enjoying most of the possession.
28' Bayern have won each of their last 14 games across all competitions, equalling a club record in professional football. Since the Bundesliga was founded in 1963/64, no German top-flight team has won more consecutive competitive games.  
26' Despite Bayern wrapping up the Bundesliga title during the week, they are really going for the win here and not taking it easy. Freiburg are yet to test Ulreich in the Bayern goal.
R. Lewandowski
Goal
Bayern München
24' GOOOAAALLL! Lewandowski makes it 2-0 Bayern! Lovely one-two between Goretzka and Muller on the edge of the box, with Goretzka firing a low shot towards goal, which is well saved by Schwolow, but the rebound falls straight to the feet of Lewandowski, who easily heads home from just a few yards out.
22' Decent cross by Cuisance from the right wing, it's low and dipping towards the far post but none of his Bayern team-mates are on the same wavelength and the ball goes out of play for a goal kick.
20' Good save! Muller is allowed too much time and space on the edge of the penalty area and he gets a shot away, but Schwolow gets down quickly and makes a good save to his left.
19' Freiburg are struggling to make much progress when they do manage to get on the ball, with Bayern playing a high pressing game and winning the ball back quickly.
17' Bayern seem in complete control now after taking the lead, there is a lot of space in midfield for the likes of Kimmich and Goretzka to dominate.
R. Lewandowski
Assist
Bayern München
15' It looked like Lewandowski was going to try to turn and shoot at goal himself, but he instead played it back to Kimmich who was completely unmarked and he made no mistakes with the finish.
J. Kimmich
Goal
Bayern München
15' GOOOAAALLL! Bayern take the lead, it's 1-0! Kimmich breaks the deadlock after 15 minutes, after lovely hold up play and pass by Lewandowski in the box, drawing in the defenders, before playing the ball off to Kimmich on the edge of the penalty area, who slides it into the bottom left-hand corner of the net.
13' CHANCE! Lewandowski does brilliantly to head back a deep cross into the box, perfectly into the path of Singh to fire a volley towards goal and it seems to be on target, but Lienhart makes a terrific headed block to send it behind for a corner.
11' Bayern have lost just one of their last 33 Bundesliga games against Freiburg (W25 D7), a 2-1 defeat on the road on matchday 33 in 2014/15 when they had already secured the title.  
9' Freiburg are seeing more of the ball now and are getting forward down the wings quite a lot, but they are struggling to get any decent balls into the box towards their forwards.
7' Over the bar! Sallai rises above his marker at the far post as a deep cross comes into the box, but his header flies well over the crossbar, with Ulreich not troubled.
5' Decent effort! Muller with a good chance at goal, after a nice turn on the edge of the area to work space for the shot and he fires a volley towards the bottom right-hand corner of the net, but it flies narrowly wide.
3' Bayern with the early possession here, but there isn't much pace to the game in the early stages, despite Freiburg needing to pick up some points from this game in order to try and clinch a Europa League spot.
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Meanwhile Freiburg have made two changes, with Robin Koch and Waldschmidt the two players missing out and they have been replaced by Tempelmann and Peterson.
Bayern have made five changes from the side that beat Werder Bremen, with Alphonso Davies suspended after his sending off in that game, so he has been replaced by Hernandez at left-back. Neuer drops to the bench, as Ulreich starts in goal today. Meanwhile, Martinez, Cuisance and Singh come into the starting line-up, replacing David Alaba, Serge Gnabry and Coman.
FREIBURG SUBS: Mark Flekken, Nico Schlotterbeck, Gian-Luca Itter, Amir Abrashi, Mike Frantz, Brandon Borrello, Chang-Hoon Kwon, Yannik Keitel, Gian-Luca Waldschmidt.
FREIBURG (4-4-2): Alexander Schwolow; Jonathan Schmid, Philipp Lienhart, Dominique Heintz, Christian Gunter; Roland Sallai, Lino Tempelmann, Nicolas Hofler, Vincenzo Grifo; Nils Petersen, Lucas Holer.
BAYERN SUBS: Manuel Neuer, Jamal Musiala, Chris Richards, Oliver Batista Meier, Kingsley Coman, Alvaro Odriozola, Joshua Zirkzee.
BAYERN (4-2-3-1): Sven Ulreich; Benjamin Pavard, Javi Martinez, Jerome Boateng, Lucas Hernandez; Leon Goretzka, Joshua Kimmich; Michael Cuisance, Thomas Muller, Sarpreet Singh; Robert Lewandowski.
Freiburg are also enjoying a good run of form at the moment, having won two and drawn one of their last three games, to move them up to eighth position in the Bundesliga, just one point off the Europa League spots, with Wolfsburg and Hoffenheim in sixth and seventh position.
Bayern wrapped up their eighth consecutive Bundesliga title on Tuesday with a 1-0 victory over Werder Bremen, with two games remaining. Since the return of Bundesliga action in May, they have won all seven of their league games and booked their place in the DFB-Pokal final against Bayer Leverkusen in July. Today's game may be a chance to rest some players ahead of that crucial game in two weeks' time.
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