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BAYERN GO TOP!
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INCREDIBLE! LEWY THE HERO!
IT COULD ONLY BE HIM! Tah loses possession in defence and Bayern take advantage. Kimmich claims the assist with his pass to Lewandowski in behind, and he smashes the ball home past Hradecky in the final seconds of added time. Unbelievable.
We'll have three minutes of time added on here and both teams look more concerned about losing than going out to grab the win late on.
ALMOST AT THE END!
Diaby does fantastically to skip past Davies to the byline and cross into the box. It's so close to Alario in the middle but just has too much speed behind it as it flies past him in front of goal.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
DEFENCE WINNING THE DAY
Both sides are a touch tired here after an intense first 60 minutes or so and the defences are on top here. We could still one mistake or one special moment change this game in the final minutes.
SCHICK COMING OFF
The scorer of Leverkusen's opener will be coming off here in a moment with Alario ready to go. A slight knock for Schick.
MUSIALA OFF THE POST!
What a chance for the young substitute as he curls a shot goalward past Tapsoba and Hradecky can only watch as it bounces back out off the post.
NOT DIABY, NOT SANE, NOT DAVIES... LEWY!
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CHANCE GOES BEGGING
Kimmich's free-kick bounces loose in front of goal and both Lewandowski and Müller go for it. It's Müller who reaches it first, but he fires his shot high over the crossbar on his right foot.
The Leverkusen winger is shown a yellow card as he drags Davies down.
It's the moment Bayern fans have all been waiting for as Kimmich returns, and he replaces Tolisso. Meanwhile, Sane is back off here having come on for Coman in the first half and Musiala replaces him.
Gnabry is so close to getting Bayern ahead. Müller's through ball sends him in behind and he fires a shot low across goal. Hradecky produces a fantastic save low to his left to tip the ball wide.
MISSING THE FINAL PASS
Both sides are getting forward well through midfield and spotting spaces to exploit in the other's armour, but the passes in the final third have just been lacking so far.
AMIRI HAS A GO!
The midfielder is found with Schick's backheel and he finds space for a shot on his right. Neuer drops it at the first attempt, but gathers the loose ball.
LITTLE TO SEPARATE THEM
Both sides going all-out fro the attack here. Both defences doing superbly so far to scupper the over, and it's leaving acres of space in midfield to be exploited. So much fun watching this one, but neither Bosz nor Flick will be satisfied.
Leverkusen do superbly to force Neuer long and win the ball back. Schick is then found by Wirtz but he doesn't play in with him racing behind Süle. In the end, Schick's pass is too late and Leverkusen's attack is frustrated.
THIS CAN GO EITHER WAY
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Wirtz plays a lovely pass in behind to Bailey from Diaby's long switch of play. Bayer clear the ball behind for a corner but it's a really open, end-to-end start to this half.
STRAIGHT OUT OF THE BLOCKS
Bayern come out flying with Lewandowski played in from the left. He's into the Leverkusen box and goes for goal at the near post but Hradecky reads it well.
HERE WE GO AGAIN!
The second half is underway in Leverkusen with all to play for!
Lewandowski's free-kick is blocked and so is his rebound shot.
A handball from Amiri gives Bayern a late chance with a free-kick 20 yards out...
Another chance for Lewandowski as he reaches Sane's free-kick into the Leverkusen box. He gets his header away, but it loops just over the crossbar.
We'll have three minutes of time added on at the end of this first half.
HERE COME BAYERN!
The momentum of this game has swung massively now and it's Bayern ending the half on top. Leverkusen's pressing has stopped and Bayern are trying to find their way forward.
And with their only chance on goal, Bayern level before the break. Sane gives Müller the ball out on the right and he sends in a cross. Tah and Hradecky go for the ball at the same time and neither can reach it, with the ball landing on Lewandowski's head for his 252nd Bundesliga goal - and one of his simplest.
WIRTZ UP THE PITCH
The 17-year-old attacking midfielder is almost playing as a second striker when Bayern have the ball in defence. That extra man to press high up the pitch is really causing Bayern problems.
BAYERN NOT CLICKING
The defending champions have been caught out on the ball in defence and have misplaced passes themselves going forward. Not a performance from Bayern that we're used to seeing so far, while Leverkusen have been disciplined and composed.
BAYER WITH THE BETTER OF IT
SÜLE HIGH AND WIDE
A perfect picture of Bayern's first-half as Süle is up the pitch and goes for goal from 25 yards. Not the man Bayern want shooting at the opposition goal and that one sails high and wide.
The home side giving Bayern no room to work with on the ball, even in their own defence. It's worked out well for them so far with Tah and Tapsoba mopping up any longs ball played by the visitors.
A blow for Bayern as Coman has to come off here in the first half. But they are able to bring on Sane to replace him.
The Frenchman has stayed down here clutching his right leg and he's taking treatment now.
NO REST FOR BAYERN
Leverkusen are beginning to look into exposing Bayern's high defensive line with the speed of Bailey, Diaby and Schick in attack. Bayern are getting forward rarely themselves with Leverkusen well on top.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
SCHICK GOAL RULED OUT
Leverkusen's No.14 has the ball in the Bayern net again but he's called offside having latched onto Bailey's long ball. It's being checked by Video-Assist.
LEVERKUSEN DOING THE DIRTY WORK
The Bayern winger is cautioned for an aerial challenge with Dragovic.
DIABY ALL ALONE!
The Frenchman stands up against Süle and skips past him with his speed. Süle forces him wide and Diaby's shot flashes wide of Neuer and the Bayern goal.
Davies charges down the left and cuts the ball back for Alaba, but his misses the ball. It runs to Lewandowski who miscues his shot and allows Amiri to clear. A rare sight for Lewandowski!
SCHICK HAS A GO!
Lovely passing from Leverkusen as Wirtz flicks the ball into Schick. He drops off Boateng and shoots at the near post but Neuer is on hand to parry it wide. Leverkusen are well on top here.
A SCHICK STUNNER!
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Wirtz is found in behind the Bayern defence with a long ball but he can't quite bring it down on the bounce. Boateng and Hernandez recover to eventually clear for Bayern, who are on the back foot here.
WHAT A GOAL FROM SCHICK!
An incredible goal to put Leverkusen ahead and Bayern go behind for the seventh successive game! A short corner from the right as Amiri dinks the ball to the back post where Schick is all alone. He meets the ball with a perfect left-footed volley with flawless technique sending the ball beaming past Neuer, who could only stand and watch. What a stunning goal!
GETTING WARMED UP
No chances on goal for either side yet but both have had good time on the ball. Most of the play is going towards Neuer's goal, but Bayern's defence standing firm even with Alaba pushed into midfield.
BAILEY VS. DAVIES
One of the head-to-head duels that will be most fascinating to watch this evening will be with Leon Bailey and Alphonso Davies. Both players having bags of speed and dribbling ability.
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DALEY UP TO THE JOB
Coman goes up against Sinkgraven on the far side in a one-on-one, but Leverkusen's left-back snuffs out the chance this time. He'll have a busy afternoon so a confident start for him.
GETTING RIDE OF THE NERVES
Leverkusen having some good early possession here and getting each player on the ball. Looking to remove any nerves they may be feeling for this big game.
ALABA IN MIDFIELD
It's Hernandez at centre-back, Davies at left-back and Alaba is alongside Tolisso in central midfield here for Bayern.
HERE WE GO!
The home side get us underway in Leverkusen.
IT'S THE BIG ONE!
What a way to end the season for Leverkusen and Bayern. A head-to-head clash at the top of the Bundesliga table. Settle in for this one, it's going to be special!
WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT
It was 1st and 2nd coming into the weekend for Leverkusen and Bayern. Leipzig earned a point earlier to go ahead of Bayern by a point, but this is a winner-takes-all game to decide who will top the Bundesliga into this year's shortened winter break.
BAILEY VS. LEWY
Bailey has nine goals from his last nine competitive outings for Leverkusen. He’s also hit four goals in nine meetings with Bayern. Meanwhile, 15-goal top scorer Lewandowski has only scored four times in 17 Bundesliga games against Leverkusen, and just twice in nine for Bayern.
POTENTIAL NEW RECORD
Incredibly, Bayern have gone behind in each of their last six Bundesliga games. Seven would be a record for the club, but it's worth noting that Bayern have also not lost any of those six games.
BAYERN'S BOGEY BOYS?
Leverkusen have won two of their three most recent Bundesliga meetings with Bayern, and have lost just three of their last 11 home league assignments against them (three wins, five draws).
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SIMPLE FOR LEVERKUSEN
Fit-again eight-goal top scorer Lucas Alario is waiting on the bench for his third successive substitute appearance, with Patrik Schick - with two goals and one assist in his last three - starting. Aleksander Dragovic is at right-back in place of the injured Lars Bender.
WAIT AND SEE
Flick's line-up this evening leaves a few questions to be answered. Both Lucas Hernandez and Alphonso Davies start, which means would could see Hernandez in the centre of defence if David Alaba is pushed into midfield. We could also see Davies on the left wing, with Alaba in the centre of defence and Corentin Tolisso alone in central midfield. We shall have to wait and see how they start!
LEVERKUSEN STARTING XI!
Hradecky - Dragovic, Tah, Tapsoba, Sinkgraven - Wirtz, Baumgartlinger, Amiri - Bailey, Schick, Diaby
Lomb, Demirbay, Alario, Jedvaj, Wendell, Weiser, Gedikli, Bellarabi, Türkmen
BAYERN STARTING XI!
Neuer (c) - Süle, Boateng, Hernandez, Davies - Tolisso, Alaba - Gnabry, Müller, Coman - Lewandowski
Nübel, Pavard, Kimmich, Sane, Costa, Choupo-Moting, Roca, Richards, Musiala
FLICK: “LEVERKUSEN CAN IMPOSE THEMSELVES ON GAMES”
Bayern coach Hansi Flick is taking nothing for granted at the BayArena: “They’re a very good side and are on a really good run. They’re full of confidence and are in good form. The way they play is good. They keep possession and are able to impose themselves on games.”
BOSZ: “WE BELIEVE IN OURSELVES”
Leverkusen head coach Peter Bosz gave his thoughts on the game at his pre-match press conference: “Bayern are a top team. They’re only one point behind us at the moment and are winning their games, even if they’re not doing so as convincingly as they did last year. But we’re on a run and are playing good football. We believe in ourselves.”
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The Bayern central midfielder has been on the sidelines with injury in recent weeks, but has returned to training in the last few days and has not been confirmed as an absentee. Fellow midfielder Leon Goretzka is definitely out though, so Corentin Tolisso should start if coach Hansi Flick doesn't want to risk Kimmich yet. Leverkusen have a few injuries worries of their own, chiefly with Charles Aranguiz (Achilles tendon) and Sven Bender (knee) unable to play.
Bayern have won 48 of the 82 Bundesliga meetings between these teams so far. There have been 16 draws and 18 victories for Leverkusen, including in two of the three most recent games. With just 10 goals conceded in the Bundesliga coming into this one, the hosts have the second-meanest defence in the top-flight this term - only Leipzig (nine) have let in fewer.
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SPARKS WILL FLY
What a treat we have in store in today's late game! The top two sides, separated by a single point, go head-to-head in a bid to sit at the league summit over the winter break, before Bundesliga action resumes again in exactly two weeks' time. Leverkusen are unbeaten in the league this term, and Bayern have conceded the first goal in each of their last six league outings, so it's not one you want to miss!
Here you will find the most important information on the game between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and FC Bayern München on Matchday 13 of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.