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BOCHUM SINK BAYERN'S BATTLESHIP
The leaders lose for only the fourth time this Bundesliga season. What a performance by Bochum, who are a step closer to another year of Bundesliga football!
The Frenchman is cautioned for upending Pantovic as three added minutes are indicated by the fourth official...
ELVIS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING
Rexhbecaj makes way for defender Masovic in a bid to defend that two-goal lead and eat away the clock.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Gerrit Holtmann 33.82km/h
Patrick Osterhage 32.72km/h
Dayot Upamecano 32.64km/h
All hands on deck from Bochum as Gnabry has a shot blocked and smashes into the side netting on the follow up.
OFF THE BAR!
The woodwork denies Lewandowski his hat-trick. He hit his free-kick so sweetly, but Bochum survive!
Thomas Reis rotates his front three, who've all scored and been quite brilliant. Top scorer Polter, ex-Bayern man Pantovic and Asano are on.
LEWANDOWSKI PULLS ONE BACK!
Bayern halve the deficit. Kimmich's free-kick is cleared only as far as Lewandowski, who volleys in from 10 yards. Meanwhile, Sabitzer is on for the league leaders. This could be a nervy final 15 minutes for Bochum...
GOAL!4 : 2
Rexhbecaj collects his fifth booking of the campaign for a foul on Sane. He'll miss Bochum's trip to Stuttgart as a result.
Gamboa, who's been sensational, but is on a booking, makes way for Stafylidis.
Bayern should be ahead on xG, yet Bochum lead comfortably. Boy, how they've taken their chances!
TEARING UP THE SCRIPT
It's not been Thomas Müller's day. He makes way for Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. Bochum are suddenly sitting deeper...
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
There's that rapier-like transition from Bochum as Holtmann wellies over from distance, with Ulreich at full stretch.
Esser gets down well to deny Lewandowski his second afternoon. Gamboa shovels clear the loose ball.
Gamboa sees yellow after bringing down Lewandowski. Sane takes aim from the resultant free-kick, but that's high, wide and not so handsome.
OFF THE LINE!
Tolisso sends Lewandowski in on the Bochum goal. He rounds Esser, but the angle's against him. Bella-Kotchap recovers to put the eventual shot behind.
ANOTHER OFFSIDE GOAL
Bayern are all at sea as a ball comes in to Antwi-Adjei. He spins his man and beats Ulreich on the turn, but was marginally offside in the build-up. Bochum playing like league leaders...
Situation No goal
Decision No goal
BAYERN GET LUCKY
Pavard sells Ulreich very short with his attempted back-pass. Holtmann has Locadia to his right, but tries to thread the ball through the legs of Ulreich, who makes the block. Osterhage fires in from the ensuing corner, but is flagged for offside.
Bayern revert to a three-man defence, with Upamecano getting the hook and Tolisso on in midfield. Can Bochum hold on for a memorable three points?
HOLTMANN ADDS A FOURTH!
Where were you on 12 February 2022? That's what they'll be asking years from now. Holtmann's seen Gamboa's effort, and raised it. He gets a bit lucky with his nutmeg of Upamecano, but there's nothing fortuitous about the finish. On his weaker right foot, the Bochum talisman bends unerringly over Ulreich from just inside the area. Breathless from Bochum.
GOAL!4 : 1
What is going on?! Cristian Gamboa nutmegs Coman, continues his run into the Bayern area and arrows an unstoppable strike into the top corner. From 1-0 down, Bochum are now 3-1 up!
GOAL!3 : 1
BOCHUM ON TOP
Bayern are at sixes and sevens again as Locadia gets the better of Hernandez. Rexhbecaj tries to fire goalwards first time, but Süle makes the block.
Emphatic from Locadia, low and hard to Ulreich's right. Bochum lead the leaders!
GOAL!2 : 1
Upamecano is on the back foot again as Rexhbecaj drives goalwards. The Bayern defender handles the cross, and the referee points straight to the spot.
Review Outside Penalty Area?
THE BOCHUM MESSI
There's the threat of Holtmann yet again. He's far too quick for Upamecano. The cross isn't bad either, but Süle reads it well and clears ahead of Locadia.
Holtmann collects the ball in the Bayern box. He holds off his marker and fires in a low shot that Ulreich does well to hold on to.
OFF THE LINE!
Brilliant from Gnabry, who runs at the Bochum defence and delays his cross until the last. Lewandowski connects acrobatically when the pass does come in, but his scissor-kick is blocked in front of the goal-line by Gamboa.
Losilla meets a cross from Rexhbecaj, but can't steer it on target. Bochum giving as good as they get so far.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Gerrit Holtmann 32.85km/h
Patrick Osterhage 32.72km/h
Serge Gnabry 32.20km/h
NOT FAR AWAY!
Kimmich, who scored twice in the reverse fixture, takes aim from 25 yards. It swerves and dips, but not enough to trouble Esser in the Bochum goal.
Coman drives up the Bochum left, before cutting inside and screwing wide of Esser's far post. He just didn't catch that as he intended.
ULREICH TO THE RESCUE
Bochum's quick and direct matchplan catches Bayern cold once again. Antwi-Adjei is in behind, but Ulreich is out a la Neuer to clear a long way from his goal, before the flag goes up for offside.
BAYERN ON THE PROWL
1 off target
2 on target
2 off target
1 on target
Kimmich finds the head of Upamecano from a corner. The Frenchman directs it goalwards, but Bochum scramble clear. Possession very much with Bayern.
Sane works the ball to Lewandowski in the box. He takes aim, but Bella-Kotchap slides in with a goal-saving block.
BOCHUM STRIKE BACK!
Well, well. Holtmann races away from Upamecano as Bochum break. Antwi-Adjei collects in the area, stands up Süle, puts him on his back and bends beyond Ulreich. Superb goal. Game on!
GOAL!1 : 1
Bayern forge ahead with their first meaningful attack. Kimmich starts the move with a raking ball over the top for Coman. He shifts it over to Müller, who exchanges passes with Gnabry and dinks a ball into the six-yard box. Coman knocks it back for Lewandowski, who controls, spins and turns in from close range. That's his 25th Bundesliga goal of the season.
GOAL!0 : 1
Antwi-Adjei gets in behind Hernandez, and drills a ball across the six-yard box. Ulreich watches it all the way, though, and clears before a blue shirt can pounce. Locadia blazes wildly off target moments later.
PASS AND MOVE
Bayern move the ball quickly up the field. Gnabry tries to feed Müller in the box, but his pass is too close to Esser.
SIGN OF THINGS TO COME?
Bayern dictating the play in the early exchanges. They're effectively playing with a five-man attack, remember.
Here they come. Bochum are all in navy blue, while Bayern are in their change white strip.
Bayern have already scored a record 68 goals this Bundesliga season, putting them on course for an all-time best 110 for the campaign. They haven't failed to find the net in the German top flight since 9 February 2020.
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Thomas Reis makes four changes to the side that drew 1-1 with Hertha Berlin. Patrick Osterhage and Anthony Losilla come into the midfield, while Christopher Antwi-Adjei get the nod over former Bayern youth player Milos Pantovic in attack. Manuel Riemann's absence, meanwhile, hands a start to Michael Esser in goal. Visitors Bayern are also without their first-choice keeper and captain in Manuel Neuer. In front of Sven Ulreich it's a four-man defence, with Dayot Upamecano recalled at centre-half. Corentin Tolisso is sacrificed in midfield.
BOCHUM STARTING LINE-UP
Esser - Gamboa, Bella-Kotchap, Leitsch, Soares - Osterhage, Losilla (c), Rexhbecaj - Antwi-Adjei, Locadia, Holtmann
Ernst, Masovic, Stafylidis, Lampropoulos, Tesche, Asano, Pantovic, Bonga, Polter
BAYERN STARTING LINE-UP
Ulreich – Pavard, Upamecano, Süle, Hernandez - Kimmich - Gnabry, Müller (c), Sane, Coman - Lewandowski
Früchtl, Richards, Nianzou, Wanner, Sabitzer, Roca, Tolisso, Choupo-Moting, Tillman
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