WATCH: BAILEY: "BAYERN'S MENTALITY IS DIFFERENT"
BAYERN THREE POINTS FROM GLORY
Bayern do the damage inside 15 minutes. If they beat Mainz at the weekend, they'll be champions.
TALE OF THE TAPE
17 off target
9 on target
3 off target
3 on target
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Alphonso Davies 35.97km/h
Leon Bailey 35.62km/h
Leroy Sané 32.80km/h
LIKE FOR LIKE
Sarr for Pavard, Scott for the excellent Musiala. Those changes come hot on the heels of a couple of decent openings - repelled by Hradecky.
Manuel Neuer is made to work from 18 yards by Amiri. He's at full stretch to push it behind, and is also first to the ensuing corner. It's opening up rather nicely in these closing stages...
Phwoar! Not far away from Musiala at all. He spins clear and fires goalwards from 18 yards, but it whistles just wide.
OFF THE BAR!
So close for Leverkusen! Bailey whips a low ball across the six-yard box for Bellarabi. He takes it on first time at the far post, but it comes back off the crossbar. Neuer was beaten!
Choupo-Moting races away, controls well and beats Hradecky. He thinks he's beaten the offside trap as the goal goes the VAR - not given. Centimetres in that.
Musiala again with lovely footwork, before laying the ball on for Goretzka. He takes aim, but it's deflected wide.
Situation No goal
Decision No goal
Goretzka makes his return from injury. Sane and Nianzou are also on. Müller, Coman and Boateng are the men to make way. Sensible time to roll the dice, with Bayern 2-0 up and in the ascendancy.
THE MUSIALA SHOW
Stunning stuff from the twinkle-toed Musiala. He leads the Leverkusen defence on a merrydance, before feeding Coman. The attack breaks down, but that's a warning sign for Leverkusen.
Positive move from Wolf as Demirbay replaces Aranguiz. Let's see if he can unlock the Bayern back four...
Bailey's through on the Bayern goal. The Bayern players have stopped playing by the time he lobs the ball over Neuer, but it won't count - not in a million years. He was miles offside.
Kimmich whips in a corner to the near-post. Müller's in an almost squatting position as he ducks to help the ball on with the back of his head, but Leverkusen clear their lines. Straight off the training ground, that one!
Leverkusen concede possession to Coman, who motors up the field and threads a ball through the middle for Müller. He's only got Hradecky to beat, but his shot lacks the necessary precision and the Bayer No.1 is able to make the save.
LEVERKUSEN MUCH IMPROVED
Whatever Hannes Wolf said to his players at the break seems to be working. There's a whole new energy about the side since the break - they're snapping at the heels and trying to attack with purpose.
... and new ideas for Leverkusen. Karim Bellarabi has been sent on for Diaby to have a go at Davies. Teenager Florian Wirtz is also on, for the subdued Jeremie Frimpong.
Bayern have been clinical, while Leverkusen have barely laid a glove on the soon-to-be 30-time Bundesliga champions...
Hradecky flies to his left to beat away a David Alaba free-kick, which had top corner written all over it. Superb hit, even better save!
Diaby attempts to control a cross-field ball around 20 yards from goal, but has his pockets picked by Davies. Rapid recovery from Bayern's Road Runner. Diaby's not had a prayer on the Leverkusen right this first half.
MUSIALA ON THE PROWL
Musiala receives the ball in the Leverkusen area. Coman and Müller are over to his right - he tries to find them, but Hradecky gets down well to snuff it out.
Bayern are in complete control at the Allianz Arena. Leverkusen are just letting them play, in the hope they misplace a pass and can break.
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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Leon Bailey 35.62km/h
Alphonso Davies 32.93km/h
Benjamin Pavard 32.22km/h
BAYERN IN CONTROL
Schick's played in behind the Bayern defence, but has no one in support. He goes it alone, and shoots straight at Neuer.
KIMMICH FOR 2-0!
This could get ugly for Leverkusen. Alaba's cross is cleared only as far as Kimmich, who whips a stunning first-time strike into the far corner of Hradecky's goal from the edge of the area. That's his first goal involvement in nine games, and first strike since Matchday 14.
GOAL!2 : 0
Patrik Schick tries to get on the end of Bailey cross into the Bayern area, but fouls his marker in the process. Leverkusen finding space in the final third...
First Bayern attack, first Bayern goal. Alaba crosses for Müller, who draws a fabulous save from Hradecky. It's parried out into the six-yard box, where Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is on hand to control and lash into the net. Clinical.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
GOAL!1 : 0
NEUER STOPS BAILEY IN HIS TRACKS
Aranguiz looks long for Bailey, who's into the Bayern box. He's under pressure from Boateng, and out comes Neuer to make the block.
TITLE IN SIGHT
Second-placed Leipzig have just been beaten 2-1 by lowly Cologne, meaning leaders Bayern can go 10 points clear with victory over Leverkusen. If they win again in Mainz at the weekend, the title race will be over.
BAILEY LOVES A BIT OF BAYERN
Leon Bailey scored twice as Leverkusen claimed a 2-1 victory on their last visit to the Allianz Arena, on 30 November 2019. The Jamaican, who grabbed a brace against Cologne on Sunday, has struck four times in 10 meetings with Bayern - though seven of those have ended in defeat.
Lewandowski's running, and banging away the goals in individual training, in his recovery from a knee ligament injury sustained on international duty with Poland at the end of March. Flick expects to have his 35-goal striker back for Saturday's trip to Mainz.
HIGHLIGHTS: LEVERKUSEN 1-2 BAYERN
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING - HANNES WOLF
"There are only five games left and we still need points. We have to put everything we have into the game tomorrow night and give 100 per cent. A game against Bayern gives you an extra kick, you're ready to go beyond your limits. We need to have a top game across all areas. We have to defend very well and generate pace in the game."
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING - HANSI FLICK
"We've started the countdown. We still have five games to play and want to use every game to close in on the title. The team has a very strong mentality and is very focused on the game and being successful."
HIGHLIGHTS: WOLFSBURG 2-3 BAYERN
HIGHLIGHTS: LEVERKUSEN 3-0 COLOGNE
MORE ON THOSE TEAMS
Kingsley Coman replaces Leroy Sane in the only change to the Bayern team that won 3-2 in Wolfsburg on Saturday. Leverkusen are unchanged following their 3-0 triumph over Cologne in the Rhine derby.
Neuer (c) - Pavard, Boateng, Hernandez, Davies - Kimmich, Alaba - Musiala, Müller, Coman - Choupo-Moting
Nübel, Martinez, Sane, Goretzka, Sarr, Nianzou, Dantas, Scott, Stanisic
Hradecky - Tah, S. Bender, Tapsoba - Frimpong, Palacios, Aranguiz (c), Sinkgraven - Amiri, Bailey - Schick
Grill, Dragovic, Jedvaj, Wendell, Amiri, Demirbay, Wirtz, Alario, Bellarabi
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