Highlights

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WATCH: DAVIES: "WE'RE STILL LEARNING NAGELSMANN'S TACTICS"

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WATCH: SCALLY: "WE WANT TO WIN THE LEAGUE"

HONOURS EVEN

The referee blows the whistle for full time, bringing an end to a frenetic game. Gladbach will be the happier of the two sides with a point, having hung on for most of the second half, although they did create one or two promising chances. Lewandowski got off the mark for Bayern, who pushed hard for a winner but found goalkeeper Sommer in inspired form.
Full-time
90'
+ 4

KIMMICH FIRES WIDE!

Coman does brilliantly on the right wing, twisting and turning to get to the byline and cut the ball back into the middle. Kimmich is unmarked as he arrives late into the box, but side-foots wide of the post!
90'
+ 1

FIVE ADDED MINUTES

We're in to stoppage time now. Will there be a late twist?
90'
+ 1

BENES ON

That's Neuhaus' last involvement, as Benes enters the pitch for the stoppage time.
90'
+ 1

Substitution

sub
László Bénes
László Bénes
sub
Florian Neuhaus
Florian Neuhaus
90'

NEUHAUS BOOKED

A professional foul from the Gladbach midfielder, who brings down Musiala in the centre circle to prevent him launching a counter-attack.
90'

Yellow card

yellowCard
Florian Neuhaus
Florian Neuhaus
88'

COMAN LASHES WIDE

Musiala drives forward and plays the ball to Coman, right of centre and just outside the Gladbach box. He shoots, but it's high, wide and not very pretty.
85'

BRAWN AND BRAINS

Bayern have embraced the physical battle here, winning more challenges as well as dominating possession.
Tackles won
100
113
82'

DOUBLE CHANGE

Sarr comes on for Stanisic, who had a fine game, while Choupo-Moting takes Müller's place.
82'

Substitution

sub
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
sub
Thomas Müller
Thomas Müller
82'

Substitution

sub
Bouna Sarr
Bouna Sarr
sub
Josip Stanišic
Josip Stanišic
81'

CARBON COPY!

GLadbach get behind the Bayern defence again, but this time it's Hofmann with the cross and Stindl in the middle. The Gladbach captain can't get the necessary touch though!
79'
Video Assistant Referee
SituationNo penalty
ReviewFoul?
DecisionNo penalty
77'

THURAM MUST SCORE!

Lainer with a cross into the box so teasing that it should be censored. Thuram is arriving at the back post and just needs to get a foot on it to poke Gladbach in front again, but he misses the ball completely and it rolls out for a goal kick. A huge let-off for Bayern there.

MASTERS AT WORK

75'

ATTACKING CHANGES

Nagelsmann isn't happy with a point here and is going for the win: he brings on Musiala and Coman in place of Gnabry and Sane in a bid to unlock the Gladbach defence again.
75'

Substitution

sub
Jamal Musiala
Jamal Musiala
sub
Serge Gnabry
Serge Gnabry
75'

Substitution

sub
Kingsley Coman
Kingsley Coman
sub
Leroy Sané
Leroy Sané
72'

NEXT CHANGE

Wolf has run himself to a standstill, so is replaced by Bennetts for the last 20 minutes or so.
72'

Substitution

sub
Keanan Bennetts
Keanan Bennetts
sub
Hannes Wolf
Hannes Wolf
70'

NEUER DENIES STINDL!

Wolf wins possession wide on the left and quickly plays a pass forward to Thuram, who touches it back to Stindl arriving on the edge of the Bayern box. He shoots first time, aiming for Neuer's bottom-left corner, but the Bayern goalkeeper gets down well to tip it wide for a corner.
69'

KRAMER BACK ON

It looks like it was a case of cramp for Kramer. He's up and running again now though.
67'

KRAMER DOWN

The Gladbach midfielder is receiving treatment to his left calf after slipping on the pitch. Hopefully he'll be ok to continue.
65'

DOUBLE CHANGE FOR GLADBACH

Hütter reacts to Bayern’s growing dominance to bring on some fresh legs, with Hofmann replacing Herrmann on the right wing, and Thuram coming on for Plea up top.
64'

Substitution

sub
Jonas Hofmann
Jonas Hofmann
sub
Patrick Herrmann
Patrick Herrmann
64'

Substitution

sub
Marcus Thuram
Marcus Thuram
sub
Alassane Pléa
Alassane Pléa
62'

GINTER INTERCEPTS

Müller plays a lovely through-ball between the lines for Gnabry, who looks to be through on goal... until Ginter darts back to make a vital interception to clear. Bayern are pushing hard for a second goal now.
60'

SOMMER AGAIN! HOW?

Davies skips past Lainer on the Bayern left and cuts the ball into the middle from the byline. It rolls in nicely for Lewandowski, who side-foots it at goal from eight yards out, but Sommer is once again well placed to produce another stunning save.
59'

SOMMER TO THE RESCUE

Bayern's pressure is beginning to show, both in the flow of the game and in the stats. They've had eight attempts on target so far, most of which have been thwarted by Sommer.
Goal attempts
4off target
2on target
4off target
8on target
57'

Yellow card

yellowCard
Lars Stindl
Lars Stindl
54'

WIDE FROM LAINER!

The Gladbach right-back steals into the Bayern box to connect with a free-kick, but his header at the back post goes narrowly off target.
53'

OVER FROM SANE

Bayern are really turning the screw now and Gladbach can't make it out of their own half. Sane control a cross on his chest, just outside the Bayern box, before getting a snapshot away as it drops. The Germany international can't keep it down though, and it sails into the crowd behind the goal.
52'

LEWANDOWSKI HEADER

Sane jinks past Elvedi on the right and dinks a cross into the middle. Lewandowski gets his head to it but can't direct his effort past Sommer.
47'

FIRST CHANCE OF THE HALF FOR SANE

The ball falls to Sane, just outside the Gladbach box. It's set up nicely for him to have a shot with his favoured left foot, but he doesn't get much power behind it and curls his effort straight at Sommer.
46'

OFF AGAIN!

Bayern get the ball rolling in the second half.
Kick-off!

ALL SQUARE AT THE BREAK

Bayern have had more of the ball and improved as the half wore on, deservedly equalising through Lewandowski, who has carried on where he left off last season. Gladbach look sharp and very dangerous on the break though, with Stindl, Wolf, Herrmann and Plea proving a handful with their pace and movement. There are more goals in this one yet.
Half-time
43'

MR. INEVITABLE

Kimmich swings in a corner from the right and Lewandowski nips in ahead of Elvedi to volley home from six yards. An equaliser had been coming and the hosts had Sommer to thank that the leveller did not arrive sooner.
42'

Robert Lewandowski

GOAL!

1:1
Robert Lewandowski
Goal probability
Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
10 %
41'

SCALLY BLOCKS

Sane makes a run behind the Gladbach left-back and Kimmich pings a probing pass forward looking for him. Scally reads the situation though, and steps inside to clear.
39'

GLADBACH WORKING HARD

Bayern have had more of the ball (59 per cent of possession), but the home side are compensating for that by covering plenty of ground.
Distance run (km)
51.9
49.8
37'

DOUBLE SAVE FROM SOMMER!

Bayern are turning up the pressure now and Lewandowski slides a pass into Stanisic's run on the right-hand side of the box. He shoots low but Sommer makes another brilliant save, then gets up to collect the rebound as the Bayern defender attempts to bundle it in at the second attempt.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SIDES

31'

HUGE TACKLE FROM UPAMECANO

Goretzka is slightly off the pace again, as Stindl picks his pocket and charges towards goal. He tries to slide a pass into the unmarked Plea, similar to the opening goal, but this time Upamecano thunders in with a brilliant interception to stop the danger.
31'

STINDL GOES FOR A LOB

Goretzka is a tad too casual with a pass and Stindl is able to intercept. He spies Neuer off his line and tries to chip him from about 25 yards out, but his shot sails wide of the target.
30'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
1.
Alphonso Davies
Alphonso Davies35.21km/h
2.
Josip Stanišic
Josip Stanišic33.05km/h
3.
Leroy Sané
Leroy Sané32.76km/h
28'

SANE BLAZES OVER!

A surging run from Davies down the left ends with him teeing the ball up for Sane, on the edge of the area. He shoots first time, but his powerful drive whizzes over.
26'

SENSATIONAL FROM SOMMER!

An unbelievable save from the Gladbach keeper. Davies lofts a high pass into the Gladbach box and Lewandowski is arriving unmarked. He side-foots a first-time volley at goal from about 8 yards out, but somehow Sommer manages to keep it out!
24'

WIDE FROM ELVEDI!

Lainer floats the free-kick into the box, but it's straight at Upamecano. His attempted header clear hits a teammate and falls at the feet of Elvedi, who instantly snaps a shot at goal. He doesn't make a clean connection though and it bobbles wide.
22'

FREE-KICK FOR GLADBACH

Herrmann takes on Davies, cutting inside the Canadian on the right-hand corner of the Bayern box. He goes to ground under a clumsy tackle from Davies, and Gladbach have a free-kick in a dangerous position...
18'

SCALLY COPING WELL

The 18-year-old American certainly does not look out of place here. Bayern have been targetting him down their right, but Scaly has done well to deny Sane any space to work in. We've also just seen a glimpse of his ability going forward, attempting to take on Stanisic on the outside of Bayern's box. It didn't work out, but it's a sign of his confidence nonetheless.

HEAVYWEIGHT BATTLE

Goalscorer Plea gets to grips with fellow Frenchman Upamecano.
14'

SOMMER DENIES LEWANDOWSKI!

A stunning save from the Gladbach keeper. The ball sits up nicely for Bayern's goal machine, who smashes a volley at goal from around 10 yards out. Sommer dives to his right to save, before scrambling to his feet to collect the rebound.
13'

GNABRY ALMOST IN

Davies finds space on the left and whips a low cross into the box, where Gnabry controls it well. He tries to create a pocket of space to shoot, but Ginter is playing close attention and manages to get a toe on the ball to poke it away.
10'

PLEA SCORES!!

Gladbach lead! This is the third time they've got behind the Bayern defence already and this time they make it count. Davies loses the ball on the left and it's quickly played forward to Stindl, in the inside-right channel. He squares it to Plea arriving in the box, and the Frenchman smashes a left-footed shot past Neuer!
10'

Alassane Pléa

GOAL!

1:0
Alassane Pléa
Goal probability
Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
41 %
8'

CHANCE FOR GNABRY!

Lewandowski slides Gnabry into position on the left-hand side of the Gladbach area. The Germany international curls his shot wide of the far post - but it wouldn't have counted anyway as the assistant referee raises his flag for offside.
6'

NEXT CHANCE FOR GLADBACH!

Herrmann is sent scurrying through on goal after a brilliant defence-splitting pass from Neuhaus. He could - and probably should - shoot, but instead opts to square the ball to Stindl, arriving to his left. He plays it just behind his captain though, and Stanisic slides in to intercept - poking the ball back to Neuer, who clears with his foot.
4'

SO CLOSE FROM HERRMANN!

After a scrappy opening few minutes as the teams settle, the first chance of the game falls to Herrmann. Plea does well to hold off his marker and lay the ball off on the edge of the Bayern box. Herrmann takes a first-time shot, arrowing a fizzing shot just wide of Neuer's right-hand post!
1'

HERE WE GO!

The Bundesliga is back! Gladbach get the ball rolling on home turf!
Kick-off!

ALMOST THERE!

The teams are lined up out on the pitch as a rendition of Germany's national anthem is sung.
0:06

WATCH: FANS RETURN TO BORUSSIA-PARK FOR BUNDESLIGA OPENER

TEAM NEWS - GLADBACH

Patrick Herrmann has impressed new coach Hütter during pre-season, so he retains his spot in attacking midfield ahead of Jonas Hofmann. Ramy Bensebaini is still out injured, so 18-year-old American Joe Scally makes his Bundesliga debut, preferred at left-back to new signing Luca Netz. Marcus Thuram is also on the bench - Hannes Wolf is given the nod on the left side of attacking midfield, with captain Lars Stindl and forward Alassane Plea leading the charge for goals.

TEAM NEWS - BAYERN

It's largely as expected from Julian Nagelsmann in his first competitive game at the helm, although there are a couple of surprises at the back. Niklas Süle starts in central defence alongside summer signing Dayot Upamecano, with Tnguy Nianzou on the bench, while Alphonso Davies has been deemed fit enough to begin at left-back. On the other side of the back four, 21-year-old Josp Stanisic begins at right-back in place of the injured Benjamin Pavard for what will be just his second Bundesliga outing.
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WATCH: GLADBACH ARRIVE AT THE STADIUM

0:25

WATCH: BAYERN ARE IN THE BUILDING!

GLADBACH STARTING XI

Sommer - Lainer, Ginter, Elvedi, Scally - Kramer, Neuhaus - Herrmann, Stindl (c), Wolf - Plea

GLADBACH SUBS

Sippel, Thuram, Beyer, Netz, Benes, Hofmann, Jantschke, Noß, Bennetts

BAYERN STARTING XI

Neuer (c) - Stanisic, Süle, Upamecano, Davies - Kimmich, Goretzka - Sane, Müller, Gnabry - Lewandowski

BAYERN SUBS

Ulreich, O. Richards, Coman, Choupo-Moting, C. Richards, Cuisance, Sarr, Nianzou, Musiala
3:31

WATCH: BAYERN TACTICAL ANALYSIS

How will the visitors play under new coach Julian Nagelsmann? We take a closer look...

HEAD-TO-HEAD

Bayern smashed six without reply past Gladbach in the teams' most recent meeting, but Gladbach have won each of their last two home matches against the Reds, earning 3-2 and 2-1 triumphs over the last two seasons. The Foals have won four of the last eight, with Bayern taking the spoils in the other four. The Bavarians have the advantage overall, with 51 wins from 106 league encounters, to 26 victories for Gladbach (29 draws).

GREETINGS!

Hello and welcome! Thanks for joining us for live build-up and coverage of today's 2021/22 Bundesliga season opener! We're in for a cracker too, as Gladbach - who have become something of a bogey team for Bayern over the years - hosts the defending champions. Both teams have new coaches in the dugout, Adi Hütter and Julian Nagelsmann respectively, so there's plenty of intrigue to go with the excitement!

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