AN INJURY-TIME YOULL NEVER FORGET!
Wow. Just when you think you've seen it all in this league, Nuremberg and Bayern produce an ending like that. Tim Leibold's 91st-minute penalty hits the inside of the post and bounces back out, and three minutes later, Kingsley Coman runs clean through on goal but can't beat Mathenia to win the game. Bayern go two points clear at the top, Nuremberg remain in a relegation dogfight.
MATHENIA SAVES FROM COMAN!
The Frenchman breaks through one-on-one and runs half the length of the pitch before taking his shot at goal, but it goes straight at Mathenia and he stays big to parry it away. Coman has his head in his hands in this stunning ending.
FIVE MINUTES ADDED ON
We're into five minutes of added time in Nuremberg.
OFF THE POST!
Tim Leibold hits the inside of the post and the ball rolls across the face of goal and wide!
The away side have been awarded a penalty after a foul on Margeritter from Davies.
BAYERN PRESSING NOW...
The away side are in total control of this one right now with time running out. Coman and Gnabry are causing problems.
NUREMBERG STILL PUSHING ON...
This is by no means one-way street stuff for Bayern. The home side have been causing problems all game, mainly by keeping the ball away from Bayern. Most of the league leaders' possession has come in their own half, but you can never write them off from a late winner.
GNABRY POKES IT HOME
His 10th goal of the season and could it be the most important one of Bayern's season? He is on the end of a cross to the back post from Coman, which just loops beyond Bauer at right-back, and Gnabry is lucky to see Bauer's touch push the ball onto his shin, and over Mathenia and into the home side's net. A two-point lead at the top, as it stands, for Bayern.
JAMES OFF INJURED
The Colombian appeared to be speaking to the medical staff on the sidelines, and must have been talking about a complaint. He's come off the be replaced by Alphonso Davies.
MATHENIA NOW STOPS JAMES
World-class save from Mathenia, who dives to his right to tip the ball from James' free-kick onto his own crossbar.
MISTAKES COSTING BAYERN
So many loose passes from the league leaders since going behind can give Nuremberg further confidence. The league leaders have certainly been rattled here, but they maintain the majority of the possession as they go in search of some shots on goal.
MATHENIA SAVES FROM GORETZKA
The German midfielder's lovely run into the box is met by a pass from James, and he attempts to put the ball past Mathenia. But the Nuremberg shot-stopper is equal to it.
A STAT TO BEHOLD...
Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich have not lost on the same Matchday as each other this season. Could this be the first time that happens, at such a crucial time in the season?
JAMES COMING ON...
The Colombian will soon be entering the fray. Let's see who for...
NUREMBERG BLOW A COUNTER
A huge chance for the home side to add a second goal as they break with a 3-on-1 counter. Ishak leads the way, with Pereira to his right and Löwen to the left. He goes to Löwen, who attempts a shot at goal, but Süle produces a fantastic block to deny him. A huge chance goes begging for the relegation-threatened side.
MATHEUS PEREIRA GIVES NUREMBERG THE LEAD!
A superb finish from the Brazilian to send the Max-Morlock-Stadion insane. Löwen is on the end of a cross into the box but his shot goes straight at Ulreich. The rebound falls to Pereira 18 yards out, and he puts the ball onto his left foot before curling it into the far bottom corner past Ulreich...
A delay to kick-off with the Bayern fans using pyrotechnics in the away end, but we are now back underway for the second half.
Serge Gnabry is on at the break for Thomas Müller with more pace in attack the order of the day.
NUREMBERG STICKING TO THEIR TASK
A frustrating half for the league leaders, who have yet to truly test Mathenia in the Nuremberg goal. Ulreich almost allowed the opening goal with a mistake on the ball, but it's been an otherwise tense and nervy half in which Nuremberg's defence has stood firm against Bayern's precise passing and possession.
ISHAK FORCES A SAVE
Good movement from an attacking throw-in by the home side, as Ishak and Löwen combine and the striker shoots at goal from inside the box. But his effort goes straight into the hands of Ulreich.
PEREIRA SHOOTS WIDE AND ULREICH ALMOST BLUNDERS
The Brazilian does well to pick up a loose ball on the edge of the box and beat two defenders to reach the box before dragging his shot wide. Ulreich then takes the goal kick short, and gets the ball back from Hummels, but his touch is poor and Ishak almost gets a toe on it to poke the ball into the net.
GREAT SPORTSMANSHIP FROM COMAN
Referee Tobias Stieler awards a corner kick for Bayern, but Robert Bauer isn't happy with the decision. Coman is asked as he was involved in the play, and the Frenchman says that he did indeed touch the ball last. Applause all around.
STUNNING SAVE FROM MATHENIA!
David Alaba smashes a trademark free-kick towards goal which is heading for the top corner, but Mathenia leaps across his line to tip the ball onto the crossbar and away from goal. Incredible work from the shot-stopper to keep the scores level after the best chance of the game.
NOT PURE DOMINANCE FOR BAYERN
The home side are not making life easy for the league leaders, not allowing them easy possession or simple chances on goal. In fact, Mathenia is yet to have his hands on the ball to make a save.
PEREIRA THE DANGER MAN
The left-footed trickster is on the right wing today and causing David Alaba problems on the counter. Once or twice he has cut inside looking for the run of a team-mate, but hasn't found it yet.
FIRST CHANCE GOES BEGGING
Coman has the ball at the back post and cuts onto his right foot before hitting the ball across goal. Müller has his back to goal and tries to turn it towards goal, but can only get enough on it to send it wide with a deflection. Bayern pressing and pressing...
BAYERN ON TOP
As you'd expect, Bayern have taken the initiative here and are in control of the ball early on. No chances yet, and Nuremberg are not allowing space for Bayern to open up.
UNDERWAY IN NUREMBERG
We're up and running here in the south of Germany with Bayern already well on the attack...
Fans of "Der Club" are about to show off a huge choreo before this game. A last moment of inspiration for their team to go and shock the defending champions. Not that Bayern will have anything to say about that...
CAN BAYERN DO THE BUSINESS?
A win takes them four points clear of Dortmund with three games to play. It's all in Bayern Munich's hands, and they usually handle the pressure well, but Nuremberg are fighting for their lives and it's a south Germany derby. Anything is possible today.
For the first time in just over five months, Arjen Robben is named in Bayern Munich's squad for a Bundesliga game. He is on the bench alongside a host of stars, including James Rodriguez and the in-form Serge Gnabry.
Mathenia – Bauer, Mühl, Ewerton, Leibold – Erras – Pereira, Löwen, Behrens (c), Kerk – Ishak (SUBS: Bredlow, Kubo, Ilicevic, Petrak, Margreitter, Tillman, Rhein)
Ulreich – Kimmich, Süle, Hummels, Alaba – Martinez, Thiago – Müller (c), Goretzka, Coman – Lewandowski (SUBS: Hoffmann, Rafinha, Sanches, Gnabry Robben, James, Davies)
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