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It ends all square in Munich, where Bayern stay one point clear of Leipzig at the Bundesliga summit. The hosts were the better side in the first half but without creating anything of real note, while the seocnd half should have seen the visitors take all three points. Sabitzer and Werner missed glorious chances while Bayern produced little at the other end, bar a penalty decision that was overturned by VAR and Goretzka's miss late on. Two very good sides, very difficult to separate.
OFF WE GO
No changes at the break.
Leipzig break at rapid speed and Nkunku so nearly finds Werner with his switch from right to left but for a superb intervention from Kimmich. We're heading for a draw...
THREE MINUTES ADDED ON
Time for the final throws of the dice...
Kimmich swings it in from the right and Pavard nearly connects as he throws himself at the ball at the near post. Nothing doing, though, and the ball goes out for a Leipzig goal-kick. Time is running out.
If anyone wants to be a hero, now's your time...
RARE QUIET NIGHT
You will have noticed that we've barely mentioned Lewandowski tonight and that is largely down to the superb work of Upamecano. The leipzig centre-half has won 78 per cent of all his duels and has put on a masterful performance against the Poland captain.
This time it's Bayern guilty of missing a fantastic chance to go in front. Goretzka is fed through, one-on-one with Gulacsi and has all the time in the world to pick his spot but his stroke towards the far corner is superbly denied by the Leipzig keeper. It's a great save but that should be 1-0.
LOVE A LATE ONE
Both sides are more than capable of bagging one in these final 10 or so minutes. Leipzig have scored a league-high 16 goals in the last quarter of an hour of games, while Bayern have 13.
A SCHICK UP
The introduction of Schick has seen a slight change to the Leipzig front line. Werner is now operating from the left, with Schick through the middle and Nkunku on the right. Very positive from Nagelsmann who must smell blood.
Less than 20 minutes to go now and this game is still very much in the balance. Leipzig have been the better side in the second half and had glorious chances to open the scoring but passed them up. That normally proves costly against a side such as Bayern.
CHANGES FOR BOTH SIDES
Hernandez coming on is a welcome sight for Bayern, considering the Frenchman's injury woes this season, and this is his first Bundesliga appearance since October last year. Meanwhile, Schick replaces Olmo in search of another crucial goal off the bench after his effort against Gladbach last time out.
It's been an impressive second half from Leipzig (bar the finishing) and it all stems from their ability to press and turn possession over. They've won 59 per cent of all challenges in the second half, highlighting how well they've managed to halt any Bayern progress.
HOW HAS HE MISSED?!?
You need to see this to believe it. Nkunku and Werner break, finding themselves 2-on-1 with Bayern's last man. The former squares it to the latter to tap home from 10 yards but, with just Neuer to beat, Werner fires wide. A remarkable miss.
Bayern are very much trying to force the issue but the ball just isn't quite landing for them when they get higher up the pitch. Flick will be hoping Coutinho's introduction can unlock hat has been an excellent defensive line from Leipzig.
HALF HOUR TO GO
Just about 30 minutes left in this after the start of the second half has flown by. It's make your move time for both dugouts as they go in search of a winner with Coutinho being readied for the home side.
RAIDERS OF THE SECOND HALF
It's worth noting that Leipzig have scored all of their previous 14 competitive goals in the second half of matches. You can see why as they started this half incredibly well and should've been in front prior to that overturned penalty at the other end.
On review, Lewandowski is offside just before the collects the ball and is fouled. A let-off for Leipzig.
PENALTY TO BAYERN...
Lewandowski turns Upamecano in the box and wins a penalty as he's clipped by the Leipzig defender. VAR is looking at an offside though...
Neuer comes rushing off his line to clear the ball on the left edge of the Bayern box but Werner nips it round his international teammate. He fires at goal but Alaba does superbly to block the effort and deny Werner a 21st goal of the season. Leipzig will hope they don't rue these missed chances later on.
Oh, my. Leipzig should be in front almost immediately from kick-off. Sabitzer has the whole goal to aim at as the ball falls to him on the penalty spot but he blasts over the bar. A real let off for Bayern.
HOW THINGS STAND
A reminder that if this one ends up a draw, it does little in terms of the table. Bayern will remain one point ahead of Leipzig, with Dortmund three points further back in third. If Bayern were to win, they'd open up a four point lead at the top, while a Leipzig victory would send the visitors first by two points. A potentially pivotal 45 minutes await...
ALL SQUARE AT THE BREAK
That brings an end to a goalless first half in Munich where the game very much feels like the crucial fixture it is in this year's title race. Neither side has given an inch so far and it could take something special to decide the outcome of this match. Tense stuff.
MOURINHO THE SCOUT
The TV cameras pick up Tottenham Hotspur coach Jose Mourinho in the stands. He'll be watching Leipzig ahead of their Champions League last-16 first leg in 10 days' time. Germany coach Joachim Löw is another in attendance tonight with plenty of his national team players in action.
LEWY ROUND THE BACK...
Lewandowski sneaks round the back of the Leipzig defence but his left-footed effort is deflected out for a corner. It was a difficult chance that he so nearly snuck home. Leipzig break rapidly and earn a corner of their own at the other end but it comes to nothing.
GNABRY OFF TARGET
An incisive move sees Lewandowski, Müller and then Thiago shift the ball left to eventually find Gnabry, who cuts inside but can only fire high and wide from the edge of the Leipzig box. He's trying to bend it round the Leipzig defender and use him as a sighter but the execution is a bit off.
LEIPZIG WARMING INTO THINGS
The visitors have gotten themselves right back into this after Bayern's sustained early pressure. Leipzig are pressing much higher up the pitch and turning the ball over quickly, much more like their best selves.
Boateng does superbly to head away from danger as the onrushing Nkunku is ready to meet Olmo's cross from the right. Leipzig are really trying to get in behind a very high Bayern line with the pace of Werner Co.
An excellent exchange from Gnabry and Thiago gets the Germany international in beyond the Leipzig line and his cutback falls to Lewandowski this time but his shot on the turn is deflected wide. Suddenly, chances are starting to be created at both ends.
WIDE FROM WERNER
A first sight of goal for the Germany international who is fed in on the left hand side of the Bayern box but can only fire wide of the near post. You expect Werner to hit the target from there, even if Neuer looked to have had the near post covered.
What a run this is from Davies. He turns Olmo inside-out and then Cruyff-turns into the Leipzig area but his pull back can't find a teammate.
BAYERN IN COMMAND
The hosts have been in control so far. Leipzig are very much operating with a back-five when out of possession, allowing Bayern to have a lot of the ball as the visitors look for an opportunity to counter. So far neither keeper has been tested.
NORTH AMERICAN BATTLE
It's worth noting that Candian Davies is directly up against American counterpart Adams on that side. Two young players with immense futures ahead of them with big roles to play in what is a crunch fixture for both their sides. It will be a fascinating one to watch unfold.
Olmo looks to have broken into acres of space on the Leipzig right but Davies comes roaring back at the speed of a bullet train. Incredible pace from the Canadian, who is rarely out of position because of it. Even so far.
We said we'd take a look at that Leipzig lineup at kick-off and it looks as if it is indeed a three at the back. A little like this... Gulacsi – Klostermann, Upamecano, Halstenberg - Adams, Laimer - Sabitzer (c), Olmo, Nkunku, Angelino - Werner
OFF WE GO...
Coin tossed, ends chosen, hands shaken, ball rolling. We're up and running in Munich...
ALLIANZ SIGHT TO BEHOLD
Are there many better grounds than the Allianz Arena for night matches? The red lighting pulsates all through the stadium and is an absolute spectacle in itself. Here's hoping the match is, too.
LEIPZIG SWITCH IT UP
As for the visitors, they do throw us a couple of curveballs. Winter signings Olmo and Angelino are handed their first starts - and debut in the case of the left-back - while Schick, Forsberg and Poulsen make for three potent players to come off the bench should they be needed. We have them down as going for a four at the back but that could easily change to a three, with Adams and Angelino taking up wing-back positions. We'll keep an eye on that one at kick-off, which is around 30 minutes away.
BAYERN AS EXPECTED
There is little by the way of surprise in the Bayern starting XI. Matchday 20's Man of the Matchday Thiago sits alongside former Leipzig man Kimmich in central midfield, while Coutinho is among the subs alongside Coman who makes a return to the matchday squad for the first time since December 14. On-loan Real Madrid full-back Odriozola will make his Bayern debut if he makes it off the bench.
LEIPZIG TEAM NEWS
Gulacsi – Klostermann, Upamecano, Halstenberg, Angelino – Laimer, Adams - Sabitzer (c), Olmo - Nkunku, Werner Subs: Mvogo, Haidara, Poulsen, Forsberg, Lookman, Wolf, Schick, Mukiele, Ampadu
BAYERN TEAM NEWS
Neuer (c) – Pavard, Boateng, Alaba, Davies – Kimmich, Thiago – Müller, Goretzka, Gnabry – Lewandowski Subs: Ulreich, Odriozola, Coutinho, Cuisance, Hernandez, Tolisso, Coman, Zirkzee
HISTORY IN THE MAKING?
Leipzig have sat top for a combined eight of 20 matchdays so far this season and would've been clear of Bayern had they not been held by third-place Gladbach last week. They are currently in pursuit of a first Bundesliga title in the club's history and victory here would be a welcome return to form for a side that won seven of the last eight matches of the Hinrunde - they drew the other 3-3 against Borussia Dortmund - but have gone two games without a win.
NO TURNING BACK?
Bayern moved top for the first time under Hansi Flick thanks to their 3-1 win at Mainz last time out and if history is anything to go by, they will take some dislodging. They are eyeing a ninth successive Meisterschale this season and have won each of their last six matches in the league.
CALM BEFORE THE STORM
Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. Cologne was postponed earlier today due to Storm Ciara that is sweeping across Europe but thankfully this one has no such issues of postponement. With that said, it still promises gale force action in Munich between the record reigning Bundesliga champions and the pretenders to their crown.
THE BIG ONE
A very good morning, afternoon or evening to you wherever you are in the world and what a treat we have in store for you as table toppers Bayern Munich welcome second-place RB Leipzig to the Allianz Arena. Just a point seperates the two teams and a win will be enough for either side to end the day top. We're just under an hour-and-a-half away from kick-off, with teams expected to drop in the next 30 minutes or so. Brace yourself!
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