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R. Lewandowski
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S. Gnabry
T. Müller
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L. Goretzka
T. Müller
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That is all from this Bundesliga fixture, until next time!
Flick's men next host Lazio in the second leg of the Champions League last-16 after cruising past the Italian side in the first leg with a 4-1 victory. Bayern then return to Bundesliga action, hosting Stuggart as they continue to hold off the charges of second-placed RB Leipzig. For Bremen, who have virtually secured their top-flight survival already, they next face Wolfsburg at home.
Bayern collect yet another win, dispatching of Bremen 3-1 on the road. First-half goals from Goretzka and Gnabry put the visitors two goals to the good at half-time before Lewandowski added a third in the second half. Fullkrug then grabbed a late consolation goal as he finished into an open goal after some poor defending from Sarr. The hosts can have no complaints as they rarely tested Neuer and they were perhaps fortunate to still be in the game at the end, with Lewandowski hitting the post twice in the second 45.
90' + 3' FULL-TIME: WERDER BREMEN 1-3 BAYERN MUNICH
90' + 2' Agu gets inside of Davies, however, the pass fails to find him and the visitors look to counter-attack. Musiala squares up Toprak inside the area before winning a corner as this Bundesliga fixture nears its close.
90' + 1' The Bayern defenders are having a fairly vocal discussion about their recent defending as Bremen nearly once again sneak in. This time Sargent and Fullkrug exchanged passes in the right-hand channel before the latter saw his shot blocked behind for a corner.
90' Muller pulls back for Sarr at the near post but the substitute can only head high and wide of Pavlenka's goal. However, it wouldn't have counted as the assistant has his flag up for offside against Muller initially.
E. Dinkçi
L. Augustinsson
89' Dinkci gets to play the final few minutes as Kohfeldt sends him on for Augustinsson.
87' Choupo-Moting wins a corner for his side on the right-hand side, courtesy of a deflection off Augustinsson in the middle. Roca delivers to the near post but Bremen stand firm to head clear as this game approaches its ending.
N. Füllkrug
Goal
85' GOALLLL!! BREMEN PULL ONE BACK TO MAKE IT 3-1! Sarr plays every single attacker onside and Rashica races through on goal after Sargent's throughball from inside his own half. Neuer saves the initial effort but parries straight to the feet of Fullkrug who taps-in to an open goal from inside the area. Neuer appears annoyed with himself as he feels he should have done better with the first effort.
B. Sarr
A. Davies
84' Davies is Flick's next change as he comes off for Sarr.
83' The hosts win a rare corner on the right-hand side, which Augustinsson delivers towards the near post but Boateng clears easily. Sane considers leading the counter-attacking charge before realising he doesn't have much support and so he plays backwards to Davies.
82' Neuer has won 20 of his 25 Bundesliga games against Bremen (D3, L2) – no player in Bundesliga history has ever recorded more wins against a single opponent. Barring a minor miracle, it looks like the German goalkeeper will collect his 21st win here.
81' Bittencourt has a few choice words for referee Grafe after challenges were flying in all around the pitch. Grafe calms the substitute midfielder down before allowing play to resume with a free-kick to the visitors.
Marc Roca
J. Kimmich
79' Finally, as part of Flick's quadruple substitution, Roca comes on in the middle for Kimmich.
L. Sané
S. Gnabry
79' Sane gets an opportunity in the last 10 minutes, coming on for Gnabry, who scored Bayern's second goal here.
J. Musiala
K. Coman
79' Musiala also comes on for Coman on the left-hand side.
E. Choupo-Moting
R. Lewandowski
79' Choupo-Moting comes on for Lewandowski, who scored the third goal but he could have arguably had a hat-trick here if it wasn't for the post.
78' POST AGAIN! Lewandowski hits the post for the second time this half as he redirects a right-footed effort towards the left-hand corner. Initially, Muller had done well to spin and find the Pole inside the area and with Toprak offering him too much space, Lewandowski will be frustrated to not capitalise on that opening. Moments later, Gnabry volleys wide to the left after Muller's floated pass over the top.
M. Veljkovic
K. Möhwald
76' Kohfeldt's fourth change sees him introduce Veljkovic in place of Mohwald.
75' Pavard crosses from deep towards the front post, where Lewandowski throws himself at the ball in an attempt to make a connection to turn it past Pavlenka. In the end, Lewandowski fails to get the vital touch and Pavlenka watches it race out for a goal-kick.
74' Sane looks like he is being readied to come on on the touchline, not exactly what Kohfeldt and his side will want to see as they are struggling at 3-0 down. Coman, perhaps aware of the potential substitution, goes on a mazy run into the area but his progress falters as Toprak tackles firmly.
72' Lewandowski has time and space inside the area after Kimmich's pass over the top but the Pole fails to spin and shoot towards Pavlenka's goal. Flick throws his arms in the air in frustration and perhaps finds himself surprised that Lewandowski has actually missed a chance for once.
J. Sargent
Yellow Card
70' Sargent lunges into a slide tackle, catching Kimmich late on the ankle and unsurprisingly the American becomes the first name in referee Grafe's book.
69' The hosts have scored just 26 home goals in the Bundesliga since the start of last season, the lowest tally among all teams that have featured in both top-flight campaigns. Bayern, meanwhile, have scored the highest tally of away goals (75).
R. Lewandowski
Goal
67' GOOOALLLL!! 3-0 BAYERN! Lewandowski finally beats Pavlenka with the simplest of tap-ins inside the six-yard area. Initially, Kimmich’s corner smashed into the head of Goretzka and fell to the feet of the Polish striker, via a deflection off the knee of Augustinsson. VAR has a quick check for handball against Goretzka before confirming the goal can stand.
66' GREAT SAVE! Gnabry plays a wide free-kick short to the feet of Kimmich, who delivers towards the back post. Lewandowski, once again, climbs the highest, heading down towards the left-hand corner but Pavlenka is there to palm around the post for a corner.
65' The ball just won't fall for Muller as he tries to drill a left-footed strike past Pavlenka to the left of goal after Lewandowski's pass over the top. However, none of that would have counted, as the assistant on the far side has their flag up for offside against the German.
L. Bittencourt
R. Schmid
63' The third part of Kohfeldt's triple change sees Bittencourt replace Schmid.
N. Füllkrug
M. Eggestein
63' At the same time as Agu's introduction, Fullkrug replaces Eggestein in the middle.
F. Agu
T. Gebre Selassie
63' Kohfeldt isn't hanging about as he makes a triple change. Agu is the first man on the pitch, replacing right wing-back Gebre Selassie.
62' The pressure is building on the hosts after their good start to the second half. Bayern are reasserting their first-half dominance, with Gnabry and Coman making runs in behind that Gebre Selassie and Augustinsson just can't seem to stop. For now, however, Bremen remain two goals down and still, if only minimally, they are in this game.
60' Lewandowski tries to tee up Muller this time as he brings down a long pass into the area. Augustinsson and Schmid, however, race back to do their defensive duties and manage to clear for a corner to the visitors.
58' SAVE AND OFF THE BAR! Muller pokes through to Lewandowski, who spins past Toprak to the right of goal before seeing his first effort saved by the feet of Pavlenka. The rebound falls back to Lewandowski and his second right-footed strike from a similar position smashes into the bar before Bremen clear the danger. Replays show Pavlenka got a little touch on the Pole's second effort too, tipping it onto the crossbar from close range.
57' Kohfeldt's men have lost their last 12 competitive home games against Bayern – it’s the first time in German professional football that a club has lost as many consecutive home games against a single opponent. It is hard to see past the hosts’ poor streak not stretching to 13 games here.
55' Bremen nearly have a chance of their own at the back post but Schmid can't sort his feet out quickly enough and Davies intervenes before Neuer has to be called upon. This game has become more of an end-to-end affair in the second half so far.
54' OFF THE POST! It is far too easy for Coman to get the cross in from the left as Gebre Selassie drops off the Frenchman. When the delivery reaches the far post, Lewandowski meets the cross, heading back across goal towards the bottom left corner. Pavlenka remains motionless as he watches the Polish striker's header hit the left-hand post before the goalkeeper catches the rebound.
53' Sargent looks to be through on goal as he races over the halfway line to latch onto Schmid's throughball. The American, however, has the pace of Davies to contend with and the left-back does incredibly well to recover before Sargent can have a go at Neuer's goal.
51' The hosts have started this half with greater intent as they keep knocking possession about with confidence. While they have nothing to show for their hard work as of yet, Kohfeldt will be pleased his side haven't just rolled over after the interval.
49' Sargent, for the first time this game, gets the opportunity to run at Bayern's defence and the American has Hernandez scrambling. Unfortunately for the home side, Sargent's attempted cross then gets blocked and trickles through to the hands of Neuer.
48' Gebre Selassie drills a pass into the feet of Schmid, who ignores the run of Sargent on the left and instead shoots from range. Unsurprisingly, Boateng gets in the way to block the effort before it can test Neuer.
47' Coman tries to slide through a delicate pass for Gnabry into the area but the Frenchman gets the angle slightly wrong as it races through to Pavlenka. With the space opening up in front of him, Coman could have perhaps had a shot himself there.
46' Both sides have returned after half-time and referee Grafe gets the second half underway!
After crushing Lazio 4-1 in the Champions League, it may not be necessary for Flick to rest any of his stars before their midweek second-leg clash. However, if Bayern do call upon their bench, they could inflict further damage through the likes of Sane. Kohfeldt will be frustrated with his side's first-half performance as they barely got near to the visitors, so he may utilise Bittencourt off the bench to give the home side some extra legs in the middle.
Bayern dominated the first 45 minutes, with Bremen rarely escaping their own half as Kimmich and Goretzka dictate the majority of play in the middle of the park. The visitors opened the scoring through Goretzka's header at the back post after Muller's flick-on from Kimmich's inswinging corner. Muller then found Gnabry to the left of goal to double the away side's lead. The hosts have rarely tested Neuer, who has made just the one save so far, and that is why Bayern go in 2-0 up at half-time.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: WERDER BREMEN 0-2 BAYERN MUNICH
45' Rashica's pace nearly puts Boateng under pressure but the centre-back coolly plays back to Neuer, despite the forward's presence just behind him in the left-hand channel. There will also be just the one minute of added time in this Bundesliga fixture.
43' Werder break through the visitors' press efficiently, resulting in Augustinsson finding acres of space on the left-hand side. The left-back then reaches the byline, powering a cross across goal but Gebre Selassie can't get on the end of it at the far post and it goes out for a throw-in.
41' A rare venture forward for the hosts comes as Augustinsson looks to arrow a cross towards Sargent at the back post. However, the delivery is fairly wayward and it is easy for Davies to deal with as he heads clear to the right-hand side.
39' The home side need the half-time whistle before Bayern do any further damage. The hosts can't escape their own half, camping on the edge of their own area and watching Kimmich dictate play through the middle of the park. Eggestein then earns Bremen some rare respite, going down under the challenge of Goretzka and winning the free-kick.
37' Bremen are unbeaten in their last four Bundesliga home games (W2, D2), a run they last managed between December 2018 and May 2019 (10 straight home games). The hosts have already claimed more Bundesliga home wins this season (3) than they did in the whole of the previous campaign (2). Their unbeaten streak, however, looks like it will come to an end at the hands of Flick's men.
T. Müller
Assist
35' Another assist for Muller comes as he slides in Gnabry, who, from the left-hand side of the area, smartly finishes past Pavlenka to make it 2-0.
S. Gnabry
Goal
35' GOOOOALLLL! 2-0 BAYERN! Some intricate passing in and around Bremen’s area sees Muller bring down Kimmich’s pass and feed through Gnabry to the left of goal. Gnabry makes no mistakes this time, drilling a low right-footed strike past Pavlenka and into the far corner to double the visitors’ lead.
34' OFF THE POST! Boateng goes direct with his pass over the top for Gnabry, who hits a first-time volley from the left of goal towards the far post. Whether a cross or shot, Gnabry's effort has Pavlenka scrambling and fortunately for the hosts, the German's effort cannons into the right-hand post and away from danger.
32' Coman pounces on Augustinsson's poor pass on the right-hand side, racing down the touchline and crossing towards Lewandowski in the area. Muller ends up getting on the end of it, even if he wasn't the intended target, but he fails to make a good connection with his header and the loose ball trickles away from goal.
31' Strangely, after scoring from delivering into the area, Kimmich opts to take the corner short, rolling out to Davies, whose cross then doesn't beat the first man. The hosts try to break but Bayern nullify their threat, intervening before Sargent can even cross the halfway line.
30' Muller and Gnabry exchange passes on the left-hand side, with the former seeing his cross deflected out for a corner. Kimmich wanders over to take it, will the visitors repeat the set-piece which gave them the lead from the same position?
29' Augustinsson loses out once more to Coman, who opts to sensibly play backwards to Boateng. With five or six red shirts waiting for the cross into the area, Kimmich gives away the ball but the chance for Bremen to counter-attack fades away as Boateng commits a smart foul on the halfway line.
27' The home side just about escape as Toprak throws himself in front of Muller's shot before it can trouble Pavlenka. Initially, Davies had speeded down the left-hand side, reaching the byline before cutting back for Muller inside the area.
25' Goretzka looks to return the favour to Muller, finding the German inside the area after some good work through the middle. With a chance to shoot from the centre of the area, Muller rushes his strike and scuffs it over the bar - much to the frustration of Lewandowski, who felt he was perhaps a better option to the right of goal.
24' Muller has been involved in more Bundesliga goals against Bremen than against any other club (25; 10 goals + 15 assists). Since detailed data collection began, no player has provided more top-flight assists against a single opponent than Muller has against the hosts (15).
T. Müller
Assist
22' Muller gets the slightest of touches on Kimmich's corner at the front post, heading towards the far post, where Goretzka sneaks in to open the scoring.
L. Goretzka
Goal
22' GOOOOOALLLLL!!! 1-0 BAYERN! Kimmich whips an in swinging corner to the near post, where Muller wins the first header, flicking towards the back post. Goretzka finds himself unmarked, latching onto Muller’s initial header to power his own header into the top right corner past Pavlenka. Toprak and Sargent seem to be arguing about whose man it was but nevertheless Bayern lead.
21' Coman takes down Davies' cross at the far post, coasting past Augustinsson to shoot with his left foot. Fortunately for the left-back, who had been caught out of position, Moisander manages to block the Frenchman's strike out for the first corner of the game.
20' CHANCE! Kimmich has two or three attempts at passing to Muller and Lewandowski but fails to do so. The loose ball then falls back to the German midfielder and he volleys from the edge of the area towards the top left corner. Kimmich's wonderful strike seems to have caught Pavlenka by surprise but the effort goes just over the bar and out for a goal-kick.
18' Sargent finds some rare space, playing out to the left for Augustinsson to cross. The left-back then looks for his American team-mate at the back post but Hernandez comfortably rises the highest to intervene before the Bremen forward can challenge Neuer.
16' Lewandowski tries to become the provider, drifting to the left to cross in for Muller in the six-yard area. Toprak and Moisander, as has been the case for the opening 15 minutes, stand firm to deal with the delivery before the visitors regain possession.
15' CLOSE! Kimmich battles through two tackles on the edge of the Bremen area and slides in Davies to the left of goal. The left-back sprints onto the pass, drilling a low pass across the face of goal, where Lewandowski is inches away from having the easiest of tap-ins but he fails to get the crucial touch past Pavlenka.
13' Pavard goes in search of Gnabry, who has sneaked in at the far post, but the French right-back's delivery is poor and Toprak heads clear. Pavard then attempts to repeat the pass, once again looking for his team-mate on the left-hand side, and the same outcome occurs as Toprak heads away.
12' The hosts have stamped their authority on this game in the last few minutes, knocking the ball about and around Bayern with relative ease. The visitors, however, then do recover possession as Eggestein plays a wasteful pass through the middle.
10' The visitors are unbeaten in their last 28 competitive games against Bremen (W24, D4, with an 85-18 goal record). After Bayern recorded 22 straight wins – by far the longest winning run in a particular match-up in German professional football since the Bundesliga was founded in 1963 – Kohfeldt's side managed to claim a 1-1 draw in the last meeting in Munich.
9' Coman runs onto Kimmich's throughball and the Frenchman then looks for Lewandowski at the front post. Moisander and Gross are aware of the danger, combining inside the area to remove the opportunity before the Polish striker can capitalise.
8' Goretzka is the next Bayern man to go down clutching his face after being caught by Augustinsson's arm. As was the case with Lewandowski, Goretzka returns to action without requiring any medical treatment.
7' OVER! Muller has Lewandowski in front of him but chooses to pass sidewards to Gnabry, who takes one touch out of his feet and then rifles a right-footed effort towards the top right corner from the edge of the area. Pavlenka appears a little concerned, however, the German forward's shot travels just over the bar.
6' The first shot of the game comes as Augustinsson ignores passing options in the middle, instead opting to ghost inside and drill a tame effort into the hands of Neuer. It is going to take a lot more than that to beat the German goalkeeper.
5' The away side press high but Bremen play through them with real confidence. Due to the visitors committing numbers forward, when the hosts do break the press they have multiple attacking options in front of them. Unfortunately, Rashica wastes the opportunity as he whips a pass over the head of Schmid and out for a goal-kick.
3' Rashica races down the left-hand side, cutting in to curl a cross towards the back post. Sargent, who has scored three goals in his last three games, awaits the cross but Davies steps in front of him to clear before the American can pounce.
2' Lewandowski gets caught by a stray Toprak arm in the face and the Polish striker takes a while to get back to his feet. When the Bayern forward eventually recovers, without requiring medical attention, play resumes with Hernandez taking a short free-kick.
1' Referee Manuel Grafe blows his whistle to get this Bundesliga fixture underway!
The players are wandering out and shortly it will be time for kick-off.
This will be the 110th Bundesliga meeting between Werder Bremen and Bayern, with no other fixture taking place as often in the top-flight.
Hans-Dieter Flick makes three changes from the visit of Borussia Dortmund. Pavard swaps for Sule at right-back and in front of him, on the right-hand side, Sane drops out for Gnabry. The other change sees Hernandez replace Alaba, who hasn’t travelled for this fixture due to muscular problems, at centre-back.
Florian Kohfeldt makes four changes to his last starting line-up. Alongside Toprak in the hosts’ three-man defence, Gross and captain Moisander come in to replace Veljkovic and Marco Friedl, who misses out through suspension. At left wing-back, Augustinsson is preferred over Agu, while Mohwald takes Bittencourt’s place in midfield.
SUBS: Leroy Sane, Alexander Nubel, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Jamal Musiala, Marc Roca, Niklas Sule, Javi Martinez, Bouna Sarr, Tiago Dantas.
BAYERN MUNICH (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer; Benjamin Pavard, Jerome Boateng, Lucas Hernandez, Alphonso Davies; Leon Goretzka, Joshua Kimmich; Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Kingsley Coman; Robert Lewandowski.
SUBS: Felix Agu, Jean-Manuel Mbom, Niclas Fullkrug, Leonardo Bittencourt, Davie Selke, Eren Sami Dinkci, Eduardo dos Santos Haesler, Yuya Osaka, Milos Veljkovic.
WERDER BREMEN (3-4-2-1): Jiri Pavlenka; Christian Gross, Niklas Moisander, Omer Toprak; Theodor Gebre Selassie, Maximilian Eggestein, Kevin Mohwald, Ludwig Augustinsson; Milot Rashica, Romano Schmid; Josh Sargent.
After an impressive comeback in Der Klassiker to defeat Borussia Dortmund 4-2, Bayern sit two points clear of RB Leipzig at the top of the Bundesliga. Bremen, who most recently drew 1-1 with FC Koln, are 12th in the German top-flight, virtually securing their survival in recent weeks as they have collected seven points from their last three league games.
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