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K. Coman
Assist
Thiago Alcântara
Goal
M. Benatia
Assist
R. Lewandowski
Goal
U. Garcia
Yellow Card
U. Garcia
S. García
R. Lewandowski
T. Müller
Rafinha
J. Kimmich
P. Djilobodji
Yellow Card
T. Müller
Goal
F. Ribéry
Assist
S. Rode
M. Götze
L. Kleinheisler
L. Öztunali
M. Lorenzen
M. Veljkovic
F. Ribéry
Yellow Card
K. Coman
Assist
T. Müller
Goal
T. Gebre Selassie
Yellow Card
K. Coman
Assist
Thiago Alcântara
Goal
3
1
3
3

Stats

Possession
% %
5
1
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 13 1
Total Passes 969 196

Commentary

The referee takes mercy on Bremen, ending the match not long after the fifth without any stoppage time. Bayern move eight points clear after one of their most dominant games of the season. A double apiece for Thiago and Muller, with a further goal added by the substitute Lewandowski did the damage. Poor Bremen never came close. That's all the time we have, thanks for tuning in! 
K. Coman
Assist
Bayern München
He's owned the right flank this evening, putting together another wonderful move and delivery. 
Thiago Alcântara
Goal
Bayern München
THAT'S FIVE FOR BAYERN! Another simple goal for the home side, and a second for Thiago. He arrives at the near post to finish off a cross from the superb Coman. 
ANOTHER EXCELLENT SAVE FROM WIEDWALD! Alaba takes a long-range shot out of nowhere which dps towards the bottom corner, but is pushed onto the post by the keeper!
M. Benatia
Assist
Bayern München
Benatia set that goal in motion with the crucial ball down the flank. 
R. Lewandowski
Goal
Bayern München
THAT'S FOUR! All too simple for Bayern, as they ruthlessly exploit a gap down the left-hand side which Lewandowski ghosts into. He never loses his stride or his cool, finishing low past the keeper. 
U. Garcia
Yellow Card
Werder Bremen
The substitute Garcia gets a taste of what his team-mates have been suffering against all game as Bayern orchestrate a move which forces him to clip Ribery, earning him a booking. 
This result will send Bayern Munich provisionally eight points clear at the top of the table. It also snaps a two-game winless run in the league, which is a mini crisis by the high standards of the Bavarians. 
U. Garcia
S. García
Werder Bremen
Bremen make another change, their final substitution as Santiago Garcia is replaced by his namesake Ulisses. The defender was tortured by Coman all game long. 
R. Lewandowski
T. Müller
Bayern München
Muller departs to a loud reception after his double salvo to put this result beyond Werder Bremen. His prolific season continues, but he's been replaced for the last few minutes by Lewandowski. 
Bayern have held 84 per cent of the ball in this game, and have managed 16 shots on goal to Bremen's pair of efforts, with 10 of those hitting the target. They've completed exactly eight times the number of passes as the opposition to boot. 
Twenty minutes to go here at the Allianz Arena, and a recent play summed up Bremen's malaise. Wiedwald had the ball and tried to distribute for a qick counter, but none of his team-mates could muster up the momentum. 
Rafinha
J. Kimmich
Bayern München
Kimmich departs after one of the easiest games of his professional career. No doubt that he won't be on the end of an earful from Guardiola like he was in the aftermath of the Dortmund game. On cones Rafinha. 
P. Djilobodji
Yellow Card
Werder Bremen
Djilobodji is shown a yellow card for hacking down Coman. 
T. Müller
Goal
Bayern München
THERE'S THE THIRD! Ribery attempts an audacious volley that is saved, but the ball breaks kindly for Muller, who makes no mistake from close range! 
F. Ribéry
Assist
Bayern München
What an audacious attempt on the volley from Ribery, but at least he got an assist out of it! 
Kimmich and Benatia continue to stay camped inside the Bremen half, such is the dominance of the ball exhibited by the home side. An attempted long pass through to Muller is caught by Wiedwald. 
Over an hour gone now and Bayern are still comfortably ahead by two goals to nil. There's not a lot happening out on the pitch in terms of goalmouth action, which is a positive at least for the visitors. 
Coman is put into acres of space down the right by Lahm, but his cross is cleared away before it can reach a team-mate inside the penalty area. Suddenly, the visitors looks vulnerable out wide again. 
We haven't seen a whole lot of Ribery since the opening few minutes. Most of the Bayern positivity has come down the centre recently, with the likes of Muller heavily involved. 
RODE FIRES JUST OVER! The substitute drives onto a loose ball at the top of the penalty area and curls a left-footed shot narrowly over the bar! He wants a corner but it's not coming. 
S. Rode
M. Götze
Bayern München
Gotze's evening is at an end after an indifferent time in the false-nine role for the home side. He didn't get too many looks on goal, and is replaced by Rode for the rest of the match. 
Bremen still are struggling to get on the ball and advance it out of their own half. There simply isn't enough being shown by the away side to suggest that they have any chance of getting back in this. 
Gotze and Lahm combine with a pair of quick passes, but Wiedwald is in position to prevent that move from developing any further. It's much the same in the second half, with Bayern dominating. 
OFF THE CROSSBAR! Thiago lets loose a dipping half-volley from the top of the box that seems destined for the top corner, but the slightest touch off the fingertips of Wiedwald diverts it onto the woodwork and out! 
L. Kleinheisler
L. Öztunali
Werder Bremen
Kleinheisler follows Lorenzen onto the pitch, with Oztunali making way. 
M. Lorenzen
M. Veljkovic
Werder Bremen
Lorenzen has been introduced for Veljkovic in one of two half-time changes for the visitors. 
Here we go again. 
And that will do it from the Allianz Arena for now, with Bayern holding a comfortable and deserved 2-0 lead over Bremen, thanks to a pair od assists from Coman to set up goals for Thiago and Muller. Bremen haven't been in this one at all, and have a lot of work to do to give themselves a chance. Stay tuned for the second half soon. 
OVER THE BAR! Muller really should have made it 3-0 there, as a great cross from Ribery finds him unmarked about 10 yards out, but he gets completely under that one and heads off target.
Some of the one-touch passing from the home side has been a joy to watch, including a volleyed ball out wide by Alonso that got the crowd on their feet. It's like a training exercise. 
Thiago is the latest Bayern player to have a go on goal as he lets fly from distance, but it's not troubling Wiedwald. Less than five minutes to go until the break now, and Bremen are lucky to be only two down. 
Ujah is called for an offside, and moments later, Bayern attack again. Muller beats his man with a feint and tries to tee up Gotze, but Vestergaard is in position to get rid of the danger. 
Bremen have been forced into a series of increasingly desperate defensive plays, as Bayern continue to swam all over them. There's not a whole lot for them to look forward to in their team talk at the half-time break. 
F. Ribéry
Yellow Card
Bayern München
There's an interesting battle shaping up between Ribery and Gebre Selassie out on the flanks, and this time, the Frenchman is the aggressor as he challenges the full-back roughly, leading to a booking. 
Already you can sense that the game may be beyond the visiting side. It looks like a question of how many goals Bayern want in this game. They've been picking Bremen apart at will. 
K. Coman
Assist
Bayern München
Two assists now for Coman, who is tearing it up on the right flank. 
T. Müller
Goal
Bayern München
CLEVER FINISH FROM MULLER! Coman beats his man to the byline down the right-hand side, and swings in a cross that is attacked by the forward with a high, side-footed effort! 
Yatabare tries to lead a rare foray forward for the visitors, but he's quickly pushed back into his own half. Werder Bremen are being completely outplayed here - this game is only close on the scoreboard. 
Bayern have held an incredible 84 per cent of possession, which is a high mark even by their standards. They've also peppered in five shots on Wiedwald's goal. A second could be close. 
T. Gebre Selassie
Yellow Card
Werder Bremen
Gebre Selassie gets the first booking of the match for clattering into Ribery, wh had him beat to the ball. Given the way this game has gone, it won't be the last for the visitors. 
CLOSE! Bayern orchestrate another period of possession around the Bremen goal, and the ball breaks for Gotze just inside the area. He lashes it towards goal, but it flashes wide of the far post. 
It seems like Guardiola has set out his team to get Ribery a lot of touches on the ball. The Frenchman is still being eased back into the team after a long, injury-plagued period, and he could be an X-Factor for them in the run-in, especially in Europe. 
Bayern's preferred route of attack in this match has been through crosses from the flanks, and they've shown a tendency to win the first ball from a number of these deliveries, which is bad news for the visitors. 
Kimmich and Benatia are pushed beyond the halfway line, and Neuer is at least 30 yards outside of his goal. That tells you how dominant the Bavarian giants have been so far. 
Ribery chips the ball out wide for Alaba, who strides down the left and angles a ball across the face of goal, but Muller is challenged before he can apply the crucial finishing touch. 
Bayern continue to suffocate the opposition here, not letting them advance out of their own half or even get a taste of the ball. It's already shaping up to be a long evening for the visitors. 
Thiago attempts to turn provider, whipping a dangerous ball towards the far post, where Alonso looks to attack it, but an important header from Gebre Selassie gets rid of the danger. 
K. Coman
Assist
Bayern München
Wonderful cross from the former PSG man to set that goal in motion. 
Thiago Alcântara
Goal
Bayern München
WHAT A START FOR BAYERN! Bayern turn possession into an opener, as a peach of a ball into the box from Coman finds Thiago arriving ahead of Galvez to prod home with a low finish! 
Werder force their first corner of the game, and it's a good delivery towards Vestergaard, who plants a header on target but fails to force Neuer into a difficult save, as he catches the ball. 
Bayern win a free-kick near the corner of the box on the left-hand side, but the delivery from Ribery isn't enough for Kimmich, who can't direct his header on target from a difficult position. 
Bayern dominate the ball right from the first whistle and force the initial chance of the game when Coman takes aim from long range, but it's not problem for the keeper, who saves easily. 
Off we go!
Anthony Ujah will be the lone striker for the visitors this evening, as he comes back into the side for Claudio Pizarro, who will miss this match against his former club with a groin injury. Sambou Yatabare also replaces captain Clemens Fritz. 
Franck Ribery is handed a start by Pep Guardiola on the left side of a 4-1-4-1 lineup. Mario Gotze will lead the line with Robert Lewandowski on the bench, while Kingsley Coman lines up on the right-hand side. 
Bremen subs: Kleinheisler, Tremmel, Garcia, Lorenzen, Guwara, Eggestein, Frode. 
Bremen (5-4-1): Weidwald; Gebre Selassie, Galvez, Vestergaard, Djilobodji, Garcia; Oztunali, Veljkovic, Grillitsch, Yatabare; Ujah. 
Bayern subs: Ulreich, Lewandowski, Costa, Rafinga, Bernat, Rode, Vidal. 
Bayern (4-1-4-1): Neuer; Lahm, Kimmich, Benatia, Alaba; Alonso; Coman, Muller, Thiago, Ribery; Gotze. 
This evening marks the 100th Bundesliga meeting between these two sides, with Bayern edging the overall matchup with 48 wins to Bremen's 25. The Bavarians have won 10 straight against tonight's visitors, with 2008 the last time that SVW have tasted victory - a resounding 5-2 result in Munich. 
Bremen have recovered from a little winless streak of their own with back-to-back 4-1 victories against Hannover and Leverkusen. That enabled them to keep a three-point cushion between themselves and the relegation zone. Die Werderaner have shown a tendency to ship goals this season, with only one other team conceding more than their 48 goals against so far. 
Bayern are in the midst of one of their worst runs of the season, with only one win in their last four games in all competitions. They've picked up a single point from their last two league games, but that point came against Dortmund, and put a huge dent in their rivals' title challenge as they were able to maintain their five-point lead atop the table. 
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Bundesliga match between Bayern Munich and Werder Bremen at the Allianz Arena. Two sides with drastically varying fortunes in the top flight do battle this Saturday evening. Stick with us for all the action. 
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