It´s a wrap
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MÜLLER FOR FOUR!
Tidy finish from Müller, and Wolfsburg are falling apart.
GOAL!0 : 4
Lewandowski gets his goal. Guilavogui is sent off for his foul on Cuisance in the Wolfsburg box - his second booking of the afternoon. Lewandowski steps up to the spot, and delivers goal number 34 of the season!
Alles im Griff: Meister Bayern München hat auch in Wolfsburg wenig Probleme.
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John Anthony Brooks
GOAL!0 : 3
Second yellow card
Pavard's involved immediately, the Frenchman darting into the box on the overlap to collect Müller's instinctive lay-off. Casteels takes the sting out of the ensuing cross, but can't stop it finding Lewandowski. He side-foots home, only for the flag to go up for a fractional offside decision against the Bayern No.9.
Situation No goal
Decision No goal
Fresh legs for both sides. Victor and Marmoush spruce up the Wolfsburg attack, while Hansi Flick throws on Pavard, Coutinho and Perisic. No prizes for guessing who wins that round of trump cards...
Müller sends Gnabry in on goal, but Casteels gets a toe to the Bayern winger's effort. Those two have caused problems for the Wolfsburg defence all afternoon.
EASY FOR MANU
Wolfsburg win a free-kick on the corner of the Bayern area. Arnold whips it goalwards, but Neuer telegraphs it all the way and makes a relatively routine catch. It'll take something special to beat the Bayern and Germany No.1 from there.
AS YOU WERE
No changes at the break. With Hoffenheim leading Dortmund 2-0, Wolfsburg will have to go through the UEFA Europa League's qualifying rounds to reach the competition proper.
GOAL RULED OUT
Mbabu loops a ball across the six-yard box for Ginczek to attack. He does just that, but not before taking out Odriozola. The ball's in the net, possibly via the Bayern right-back, but the goal won't stand. Heavyweight stuff.
CASTEELS TO THE RESCUE
Serge Gnabry's played in over the top, but Casteels is out of his box in a flash. He doesn't know much about it as Gnabry tries to poke the ball over his sizeable frame, only finding the Belgian's chest. There's a VAR review for a possible handball. Nothing given. Sweeper-keeper stuff from the Wolfsburg No.1.
Situation No red card
Review Goal prevented - handball?
Decision No card
CUISANCE FOR TWO!
Moments after testing Casteels from close range, Cuisance bends in a belter of a stunner from fully 20 yards. Proper postage-stamp stuff, the kind of effort that puts the 'cultured' in 'cultured left foot'. Stunning.
GOAL!0 : 2
Bayern work it really well as Müller sweeps a ball out towards Gnabry on the left. He pings in an inviting return pass that's just behind Lewandowski, but not Coman. The Frenchman controls at the far post, but can only curl into the side netting. Huge chance not taken!
Now it's Bayern's turn to attack. Müller and Gnabry exchange passes, with the latter fizzing a cross-shot towards the near-post. Casteels is taking no chances, and swats it behind on the stretch. Nothing comes of the corner, though.
WOLFSBURG COME AGAIN
Danger signs for Bayern as Breakalo clips a free-kick into the box. Weghorst attacks it, but the advancing Neuer does just enough to put him off and he is unable to land his header on target. The flag is up for offside, anyway.
Spoke to soon there! Wolfsburg advance up the left with Jerome Roussillon, who cuts a clever ball back into the box to Josip Brekalo. The Croatia international hits it first-time and draws a smart save from Neuer, before Guilavogui shanks the rebound over from range.
BAYERN ON TOP
You could never accuse Bayern of being in party mode. They were a class apart against Freiburg last week, and look comfortable at the Volkswagen-Arena. Remember, the champins still have the DFB Cup final with Bayer Leverkusen, and the Champions League to come.
The chance opens up for Wolfsburg after Coman misjudges his attempted clearance. Steffen finds Weghorst, but his shot from 18 yards is straight at Manuel Neuer.
COMAN THE BAVARIAN!
So easy for Bayern. The champions win back possession and flood forward at break-neck speed. Thomas Müller plays a low ball from his own half for the run of Kingsley Coman, who tears clear and fires across Koen Casteels with aplomb.
GOAL!0 : 1
Wolfsburg are in their new neon lime green number today. The home side also paid tribute to defende Robin Knoche before the game. He'll be leaving the club on a free in the summer, having spent his entire career at the Volkswagen Arena.
HISTORY FAVOURS BAYERN
Wolfsburg have won just five of 52 competitive meetings with Bayern, losing 10 and drawing one of their last 11. The reverse fixture ended 2-0 in Bayern's favour, thanks to late goals from Joshua Zirkzee and Serge Gnabry.
THE WOUT, THE WOUT, THE WOUT IS ON FIRE
Weghorst has scored five goals across his last five league games, with the Matchday 32 loss to Borussia Mönchengladbach the only blank of the bunch. His brace in last Saturday's 4-1 win at Schalke made him only the second Dutchman to score at least 15 times in his first two Bundesliga seasons, whilst putting him one goal from matching his 17-strike tally of 2018/19.
Lewandowski, who has produced 20 goals in 18 meetings with Wolfsburg, is set to claim his third Bundesliga top scorer's cannon in a row, and fifth overall. His closest pursuer in the race for this season's prize, RB Leipzig's Timo Werner, is on 26.
MORE ON THAT WOLFSBURG TEAM
Josuha Guilavogui is back in central midfield for the Wolves, the Frenchman replacing the injured Xaver Schlager, while Daniel Ginczek continues alongside in-form Dutchman Wout Weghorst in attack.
MORE ON THAT BAYERN TEAM
Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, defenders David Alaba and Alphonso Davies, as well as winger Serge Gnabry return to the side after missing the 3-1 win over Freiburg. As expected, Real Madrid loanee Alvaro Odriozola makes only his second Bundesliga start in place of Benjamin Pavard at right-back. Michael Cuisance retains his place in midfield, with Joshua Kimmich joining Pavard and the returning Philippe Coutinho among the substitutes.
WOLFSBURG STARTING XI
Casteels - Mbabu, Pongracic, Brooks, Roussillon - Steffen, Guilavogui (c), Arnold, Brekalo - Ginczek, Weghorst
Pervan, Klaus, Gerhardt, Horn, Llanez, Marmoush, Knoche, Victor, Justvan
BAYERN STARTING XI
Neuer (c) - Odriozola, Boateng, Alaba, Davies - Goretzka, Cuisance - Gnabry, Müller, Coman - Lewandowski
Ulreich, Pavard, Coutinho, Perisic, Hernandez, Singh, Kimmich, Batista Meier, Zirkzee
DIRECT FLIGHT OR SCENIC DRIVE FOR WOLFSBURG?
Bayern are champions, but Wolfsburg still have work to do. If the Wolves match or better Hoffenheim's result at Borussia Dortmund, they will qualify directly for the UEFA Europa League group stage. Failure to do so will mean a long, hard slog through the various qualifying rounds.
ALL EYES ON LEWY
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