BAYERN WIN THROUGH
Zirkzee and Gnabry do it again - just as they did in Freiburg. Harsh on Wolfsburg, but Bayern show the heart of champions again.
AS YOU WERE
Jerome Boateng replaced Martinez late in the first half, but it's otherwise as you were.
GOAL!2 : 0
Joshua Zirkzee rode to Bayern's rescue in Freiburg, and the 18-year super sub has done it again. Müller gets in behind the Wolfsburg defence, cuts it back and Zirkzee fires home with his first touch!
GOAL!1 : 0
ARNOLD LETS FLY!
Otavio lays the ball off for Arnold on the edge of the Bayern area. He needs no invitation, but his rocket-propelled effort takes a deflection and goes wide. Let-off for Bayern...
Entirely different proposition for Bayern's patchwork defence to contend with as Wolfsburg's seven-goal top scorer Wout Weghorst replaces Felix Klaus. Big presence in the box - can Wolfsburg exploit it in the closing stages?
RUSHED FROM KIMMICH
The home crowd roar Thomas Müller on as he bursts forward. He cuts back inside and tees up Kimmich, who drags a hurried attempt wide, when he had at least three red shirts arriving in the box.
Bit scrappy in the last 10 minutes. Paul Otavio and Arnold have been cautioned - they'll have to watch their step as Bayern ready to the kitchen sink...
ROUSSILLON DEFIES GRAVITY
Coutinho and Lewandowski carve open Wolfsburg on the counter. Time stands still as Alphonso Davies hangs up a cross for Thomas Müller - it looks for all the world like being a goal, but Roussillon comes from nowhere with a salmon-like leap to put the ball behind with his head. Heroic!
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It's Koen Casteels! The Wolfsburg No.1 is at it again, flying high to his left to palm away a trademark in-swinging effort from Coutinho. It's going to take something special to beat him today...
Wolfsburg power forward as Felix Klaus, taking a Kimmich boot to the head for his efforts, releases Roussillon. His cross into the six-yard box is beggng to be put away, but Joao Victor can't get a touch.
GOALLESS AT THE BREAK
Wolfsburg showing just why they boast the meanest defence in this season's Bundesliga. Most of Bayern's shots have come from wide areas, while Casteels has come up with some big saves. Wolfsburg haven't been without chances either, so don't expect this one to remain goalless...
Not what Bayern need. Javi Martinez pulls up after jostling for possession with Arnold. He can't continue, and hobbles off with help from the physio. Jerome Boateng is warming up...
CASTEELS HOLDING HIS OWN
The Wolfsburg No.1 is in no mood to be beaten. He makes a routine stop from Lewandowski, before diving to cut out a low Perisic cross moments later.
After thundering in a late winner against Gladbach last weekend, Arnold goes within a whisker of putting Wolfsburg ahead in Munich. He hits it really well on his weaker right foot, but it's just over.
Thomas Müller with the counter-press to pick the pockets of Joao Victor. Lewandowski is in two minds and opts to bring the ball down rather than take the shot on. He's forced away from goal, but Coutinho arrives to slam the lay-off just over. A few inches lower, and Casteels was beaten.
WIDE FROM KIMMICH
Patient play from Bayern on the right. Gnabry rolls the ball into the path of Joshua Kimmich, but he doesn't really catch hold of it as he'd like and fires wide on his weaker left foot.
GNABRY ON THE PROWL
Gnabry again in that same position, but his shot is deflected wide by John Brooks. Crucial intervention from the US defender.
Gnabry takes receipt of the ball inside the Wolfsburg area. He sells Roussillon one dummy and then another, before rifling goalwards. The shot has bottom corner written all over it, but Casteels gets a touch to push it wide. The Belgian then makes a commanding claim from Joshua Kimmich's ensuing corner.
Wolfsburg can't live with the pace of Davies as he jinks into the area. Coutinho's initial effort is blocked, and his follow-up on his left boot lacks the power to seriously trouble Casteels, despite Lewandowski's attempts to redirect the shot with his back-heel. A goal is coming...
Bayern come again as Thomas Müller drives goalwards. He takes the shot on early and has Casteels at full stretch... just wide!
NEUER STANDS TALL
Brilliant from Xaver Schlager. The Bayern defence expect him to play in Josuha Guilavogui, but instead he slips a cute pass in-between Javier Martinez and Alphonso Davies. Felix Klaus takes aim, but Manuel Neuer makes himself big and beats it away.
Wolfsburg's top scorer isn't dropped for tactical reasons - the big Dutchman has been struggling with illness these past few days.
So close to the opening goal! David Alaba goes coast-to-coast with a raking ball for Thomas Müller. His cross into the six-yard box is met by former Wolfsburg man Perisic, but Koen Casteels scrambles across his goal-line to make a fine save.
Fantastic vision from Philippe Coutinho to spot the run of Gnabry, but the Wolfsburg back line read it well and step up to catch the Bayern winger offside.
ARNOLD BACK ON
Relief for Wolfsburg coach Oliver Glasner as Arnold rejoins the action.
Maxi Arnold is off the pitch receving treatment after overextending in an attempt to dispossess Robert Lewandowski. He'd be a big loss for Wolfsburg, if he can't recover...
As is the norm at the Allianz Arena, Bayern have possession on lockdown in the early stages. Serge Gnabry has already seen a fair bit of the ball coming in off the right flank.
Wolfsburg win the ball on the left with Jerome Roussillon. The Frenchman advances, but his ball into the penalty area is picked off by Manuel Neuer.
THE TEAMS ARE OUT!
Can Bayern make it three Bundesliga wins on the spin? We're about to find out...
David Alaba makes his 250th Bundesliga appearance today. Two-hundred-and-thirty-three of them have come for Bayern, the club he joined aged 15. The other 17 fell during a loan spell at Hoffenheim during the second half of 2010/11.
MORE ON THAT BAYERN TEAM
Javi Martinez slots back into the centre of defence following suspension, enabling Joshua Kimmich to revert to central midfield. It's just as well, given Hansi Flick's lengthy list of absentees in the position. Joshua Zirkzee, Bayern's hero in the midweek win at Freiburg, is among a very young-looking bench.
MORE ON THAT WOLFSBURG TEAM
Top scorer Wout Weghorst drops to the bench at the Allianz Arena, with Felix Klaus chosen to lead the line. Renato Steffen in for Josip Brekalo is the only other change to the side that drew with Schalke in midweek. Oliver Glasner setting up to play on the counter, it would appear...
BAYERN STARTING XI
Neuer (c) - Pavard, Martinez, Alaba, Davies - Kimmich - Gnabry, Müller, Coutinho, Perisic - Lewandowski
Ulreich, Dajaku, Boateng, Singh, Mai, Batista Meier, Zirkzee
WOLFSBURG STARTING XI
Casteels - Mbabu, Tisserand, Brooks, Roussillon - Guilavogui (c) - Steffen, Schlager, Arnold, Victor - Klaus
Pervan, William, Otavio, Brekalo, Weghorst, Gerhardt, Knoche, Ginczek
WILL THE WOUT FIRE?
Wout Weghorst hasn't been quite as productive, though his seven goals account for nearly half of Wolfsburg's 18-strike tally after 16 Bundesliga matches. The Dutchman is without a goal in his last three, while the Wolves have only netted six in games in which their go-to guy for goals hasn't managed to find the net.
LEWANDOWSKI TO GO UNDER THE KNIFE
Bayern interim coach yesterday confirmed that 19-goal top scorer Robert Lewandowski will have surgery on a niggling groin problem, albeit after today's game. That's bad news for Wolfsburg: the Poland striker has scored 20 goals in 17 Bundesliga outings against the Wolves, including 18 in his last eight competitive meetings with the Auto City Club, with five of them falling in one historic NINE-MINUTE spell back in September 2015...
WHERE IS THE BITE?
Wolfsburg were this Bundesliga season's last remaining unbeaten team before the Matchday 10 loss to Dortmund, and have only taken seven points from a possible 18 since. Although they have beaten second-placed Gladbach and held fifth-in-the-table Schalke to a draw in their previous two, the Wolves are still down in ninth - six points adrift of the top four.
OVER TO BAYERN
Hofffenheim did Bayern a favour by beating Hoffenheim on Friday. That result means only a heavy defeat to Wolfsburg would see the defending champions wintering outside the top four. A win, plus favourable results, elsewhere, could take them to within a point of the summit at the halfway stage.
Welcome along to the match centre for the game FC Bayern vs. Wolfsburg from matchday 17 of the 2019/20 Bundesliga season at the Allianz Arena. Check back here for full information on the match.