Matchday 18 All matches Table All matches Buy tickets B04 Bayer 04 Leverkusen LIVE 01/12/18 20:30 Full time 1 : 3 BayArena FCB FC Bayern München LIVE 01/12/18 20:30 Full time 1 : 3 Live blog News Match statistics Sorry, no live ticker available. No pain, no gain for Robert Lewandowski For a skinny kid once deemed a few dozen bacon sandwiches short of what it takes to succeed in professional football, Robert Lewandowski has done pretty well for himself. James says Leverkusen goal one of his finest James Rodriguez's free-kick vs. Leverkusen is one of his best-ever goals, so says the man himself... Watch: Leverkusen 1-3 Bayern James Rodriguez scored a stunning free-kick to cap-off Bayern Munich's winning start to 2018. Ribery wants to extend Bayern stay Out of contract in the summer, Franck Ribery wants to extend his 10-year stay at Bayern Munich... Wagner at Bayern with one eye on Russia Sandro Wagner does not believe his move to Bayern will harm his World Cup chances. James nets stunner for Bayern in Leverkusen James scored the pick of the goals as Bayern began 2018 with a hard-fought win at the BayArena. Watch: James savours "one of my best goals" James Rodriguez reflects on his postage-stamp free-kick in Bayern's 3-1 win at Leverkusen. Leverkusen 1-3 Bayern Munich - as it happened! James' sensational late free-kick wrapped up victory for the leaders in the Rückrunde opener. Watch: Javi Martinez dedicates goal to son Javi Martinez explains his thumb-sucking goal celebration in Bayern's win at Leverkusen. Watch: Leon Bailey praises Leverkusen performance Leon Bailey could not fault Bayer Leverkusen's efforts in defeat to Bayern Munich. Leverkusen vs. Bayern: key duels Bailey vs. Robben, Aranguiz vs. Vidal, Brandt vs. Ribery: the duels that will decide Friday's match. Leverkusen and Bayern set for Friday fireworks Friday night's big-match numbers all point to a spectacular restart to the Bundesliga. Watch: How Heynckes revolutionised Bayern’s game Bayern Munich have gone from stuttering champions to table-topping juggernauts under Jupp Heynckes. Bailey: "Which country I play for is still open" The Leverkusen winger is yet to commit his international future; who stands to benefit? James: "Bayern can do the treble" The Colombian star believes the Bundesliga leaders are capable of doing a clean sweep this season. Watch: All Lewandowski's 2017/18 goals so far! Bayern Munich's leading man scored 15 goals in the first half of the season. See them all here! Watch: Manuel Neuer's Top 5 saves Bayern Munich's Neuer is widely regarded as the world's best goalkeeper. Here are five reasons why. Bayern's Kingsley Coman provides food for thought The France winger explains why adopting new habits has helped him progress at Bayern Munich. Xavi: Bayern one of Champions League favourites The Barcelona legend also sang the praises of Franck Ribery in a recent interview. Brandt: "I play football to surprise people" A thinking man's footballer, Leverkusen's Julian Brandt is as cerebral off the pitch as he is on it. A future Ballon d'Or winner? Bayer Leverkusen's Julian Brandt looks set to climb right to the very top of world football. James eyes lengthy Bayern stay The Colombia playmaker has expressed his happiness at the club and is planning an extended stay. Watch: Manuel Neuer Kids Foundation With Bayern in Doha, Manuel Neuer has stayed at home to give back the children of Gelsenkirchen... Watch: James "The Bundesliga's a top league" Bayern Munich's Colombian attacker opens up about life at the record German champions.