BAYERN MARCH ON AFTER ENTERTAINING GAME
An entertaining, open game with chances at both ends of the field sees Bayern edge it by the odd goal in five, extending their lead at the top of the Bundesliga until Borussia Dortmund get the chance to respond against Leverkusen tomorrow.
Another chance to seal victory from Sane, but he misses.
On the turn, Nkunku sends his shot over the crossbar, but the offside flag goes up.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Kingsley Coman 34.44km/h
Lukas Klostermann 33.75km/h
Leroy Sané 33.16km/h
SANE NEARLY SEALS IT
Anything Szoboszlai can do, Sane can do too, but Gulacsi does a Neuer to tame the Germany international's stinging shot.
That was almost it! Forsberg is thwarted by Neuer as Leipzig break and almost level!
CALM BEFORE THE STORM?
It has gone eerily quiet in the Allianz Arena, so quiet that it's easy for everybody to hear Tedesco screaming "only forwards now" to his players. The all-or-nothing moment has arrived for the guests heading into the final 10 minutes.
TWO MINUTES IN
Henrichs has not been on the field for two minutes and his name is in the referee's book, for a lunge that felled Coman.
Szoboszlai stings the palms of Neuer with a powerful effort – warning enough to Bayern that this game is not over yet!
That would have wrapped it up, but Lewandowski could not quite get his header down to make it 69.
68 AND COUNTING
68 goals after 21 games is a new Bundesliga record, and if they were to continue at this rate, Bayern would end the season with a whopping 110 goals.
THE ONE THAT WENT IN
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BIG MISS FOR LEWY!
Most of the Allianz Arena was on its feet, but Lewandowski places his shot just wide of Gulacsi's post! Uncharacteristic miss, although the ball was just a little bit behind him and not even the best player in the world can do much about that.
OLMO AND OUT
It was an impressive return to the starting XI for Olmo, who was lively and dangerous. Fresh legs are now on with Forsberg replacing him, and Haidara on for Laimer.
BAYERN BACK IN FRONT!
Gnabry tries to send the ball into the danger area from the right, but it is turned into his own goal by Gvardiol! Bayern are in front for a third time!
OWN GOAL!3 : 2
ONE CHANCE NEEDED!
He didn't manage a single shot in the first half, but Nkunku takes his first chance of the evening from the most delightful of assists from Laimer to tuck the ball in for his 10th of the season. All square!
GOAL!2 : 2
Lewandowski gets his toe end to a Müller cross, but it is not quite enough to turn the ball in!
Manuel Neuer may haunt Olmo in his sleep tonight, the Germany No1 saving the third shot from the Spaniard this evening.
TOO MUCH ANGLE...
...even for Angelino, who sends a shot into the side-netting from the tightest of angles.
ALL OR NOTHING
Dominik Szoboszlai comes on for Leipzig in what is quite a gamble, Tedesco seemingly thinking they have to take a risk to try to get something.
OMINOUS FOR LEIPZIG
Bayern have got a half-time lead over the line in their last 61 Bundesliga games – can they hold on for a 62nd straight win after leading at the interval?
16 SHOTS FOR BAYERN
With 16 shots, Bayern set a new record for the season for attempts in the first half of a game, and three ended up in the back of the net – two counting.
What an entertaining first half of football at the Allianz Arena! Bayern lead 2-1, and had a goal chalked off by VAR, while Olmo made an impressive return to the starting XI for Leipzig, who have given as good as they have got. This game's not over yet!
THIRD BEFORE THE BREAK?
Three minutes of stoppage time and Bayern are peppering the Leipzig goal, with players lining up to try to get a third before the break.
ONLY WAY TO STOP LEWY
Laimer takes one for the team, knowing the only way to stop Lewandowski was with a professional foul, and a yellow card.
LEWANDOWSKI MAKES AMENDS!
Tolisso sends compatriot Coman on his vélo down the left wing, and he delivers a perfect cross for Lewandowski, who heads in!
GOAL!2 : 1
49 FOR PENALTY BOX PREDATOR
Andre Silva now has 49 Bundesliga goals (nine for Leipzig - level with Nkunku this season) and every single one of them has come from within the penalty area.
GOAL NOT GIVEN!
The referee decides that it was a foul by Lewandowski on Gvardiol and Müller, who headed in, does not get to celebrate a second goal of the evening.
GOAL BEING CHECKED
Gnabry loops a cross in and Müller heads the ball past Gulacsi, but VAR is going to look at a foul by Lewandowski on Gvardiol.
Review Previous foul?
Decision No goal
CROSS OR NOT, COMAN HITS THE POST!
Coman's cross - or was it a shot? - from the left takes a deflection and loops towards goal, with Gulacsi getting his fingertips to it and turning it onto the far post - the 13th time this season Bayern have hit the woodwork!
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Leipzig coach Domenico Tedesco tells his Spanish, Portuguese and Italian-speaking players to stay calm, but Andre Silva is not having any of it as he races forward and almost brings the ball down to get in another shot.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Lukas Klostermann 33.22km/h
Konrad Laimer 33.09km/h
Christopher Nkunku 31.75km/h
BACK ON TERMS!
After Laimer's dinked shot heads beyond the far post, the ball finally goes over the line, scrambled in by Andre Silva. Nkunku made sure on the line, but the fact remains Leipzig are level!
GOAL!1 : 1
GNABRY HITS AN ANGELINO WALL
Gnabry gets his head down and appears to be coasting towards the Leipzig goal, but Angelino shows he's about much more than attacking as he blocks his path.
SEVEN FOR THE SEASON
Müller has now seven goals this season and has scored in consecutive games for the first time since January 2021. Incidentally, with 136 goals, he now ranks 21st in the all-time scoring list for the Bundesliga, joining Horst Hrubesch.
A barge on Andre Silva earns Hernandez the first yellow card of the evening.
ANOTHER CHANCE FOR OLMO!
Probably the pick of the bunch so far as the Spaniard gets in around the back, but Neuer is once again equal to his effort!
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ANOTHER OLMO TEST
Neuer is equal to this next shot from Dani Olmo, who benefits from a deflection to Andre Silva's pass, but cannot pick his spot to either side of the Bayern goalkeeper.
Lewandowski tests Gulacsi, who can only palm the ball to the feet of Müller, who marks his 404th Bundesliga appearance with his 136th goal, and arguably one of his easiest from close range into an open goal.
GOAL!1 : 0
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140 days since his last Leipzig start, Dani Olmo almost marks his return with a stunner! What an effort, which curls just wide of Neuer's goal.
Tolisso, who has been in great form of late, cannot quite make the best of contacts with a volley, which he clips high and wide of the goal.
GNABRY HAS A GO
Gnabry has Bayern's first shot of the game, deflected behind for a corner. Kimmich takes it, and Leipzig clear their lines.
Nothing comes of the free-kick, and Manuel Neuer's first touch of the ball is with his foot - for a goal kick.
KIMMICH CLIPS LAIMER
A foul by former Leipzig man Kimmich on Laimer. The referee thought long and hard about it, before awarding Leipzig the free-kick in a dangerous position.
AWAY WE GO!
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The teams are lined up on either side of the tunnel, ready to make their entrance as the Bayern fans raise their voices to sing along to their club anthem, scarves aloft.
404 - NO ERROR
Make no mistake about it, Thomas Müller plays his 404th Bundesliga game today, taking him level with Klaus Augenthaler in fifth place on the club's all-time ranking. Only Sepp Maier, Oliver Kahn, Gerd Müller and Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck have more.
WATCH: INSIDE THE BAYERN DRESSING ROOM
Not only is this Olmo's first start since September, it's the first time he starts under Domenico Tedesco. Meanwhile, Mukiele is making his first start of 2022.
WATCH: PITCH INSPECTION TIME
TOUGH NUT TO CRACK
Bayern have only failed to score twice in their last 115 Bundesliga outings - both times against Leipzig in 0-0 draws in May 2019 and February 2020.
WATCH: ALL SET AT THE ALLIANZ ARENA
TEAM NEWS - BAYERN
Julian Nagelsmann has named an unchanged side following the 4-1 victory over Hertha Berlin on Matchday 20. That means Thomas Müller makes his 404th Bundesliga appearance, putting him fifth in the club's all-time chart behind Sepp Maier, Oliver Kahn, Gerd Müller and Katsche Schwarzenbeck.
TEAM NEWS - LEIPZIG
Domencio Tedesco makes three changes from the side that beat Wolfsburg last time out. Klostermann and Mukiele make their first starts of 2022, while Dani Olmo begins a Bundesliga match for the first time since September 2021.
BAYERN STARTING XI
Neuer – Pavard, Süle, Hernandez – Gnabry, Kimmich, Tolisso, Coman – Müller, Sane – Lewandowski
Ulreich, Upamecano, Richards, Wanner, Sabitzer, Roca, Nianzou, Tillman, Musiala
LEIPZIG STARTING XI
Gulacsi (c) - Mukiele, Orban, Gvardiol - Klostermann, Laimer, Kampl, Angelino - Nkunku, Olmo – Silva
Tschauner, Martinez, Haidara, Poulsen, Forsberg, Szoboszlai, Bonnah, Novoa, Henrichs
NO LEWANDOWSKI GUARANTEE?
The Bayern forward is usually the favourite to score against any opposition, but Leipzig have had his number on several occasions. While the Polish forward does have eight goals in 12 competitive outings against Die Roten Bullen, they have been spread across six games; he has not hit the target against Leipzig in the other six.
History is very much on Bayern's side in this fixture. Of the 11 Bundesliga meetings so far, the Reds have won six and drawn four, scoring 21 times and conceding just 11. The last two encounters between these two at the Allianz Arena ended in draws, however, with Leipzig earning their solitary victory back in March 2018.
WATCH: PREVIOUS MEETING: LEIPZIG 1-4 BAYERN
FORM - LEIPZIG
Leipzig come into this one on the back of a four-game winning run in all competitions, triumphing in all four matches they played in January. A 2-0 defeat by Bielefeld at the end of December is the only blot on Tedesco's copy book since taking over, and the tactician has otherwise picked up 13 of 18 available points since picking up the reins from Jesse Marsch.
FORM - BAYERN
The defending champions have actually earned more points on the road (25) than at home (24) in the Bundesliga this season, having won 10 and lost two at the Allianz Arena so far in 2021/22. In fact, Bayern suffered defeat on their last home outing - a 2-1 reverse against Borussia Mönchengladbach on 7 January. However, they had won seven in all competitions before that, and have won both games since.
Bayern are six points clear at the top and will be keen to extend their lead here with a view to increasing the pressure on second-placed Borussia Dortmund to follow suit. BVB have a tough game at home to Leverkusen tomorrow, so this could prove to be a decisive weekend at the top of the standings. Leipzig have climbed to sixth in recent weeks under the guidance of new coach Domenico Tedesco, and will want to build on that momentum with a morale-boosting result in Munich.
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