Highlights

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WATCH: NAGELSMANN: “WE WERE BRILLIANT IN THE SECOND HALF”

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WATCH: HRGOTA: “WE HAVE TO KEEP FIGHTING”

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WATCH: CHOUPO-MOTING: “IT WAS A GREAT GAME”

90'
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FULL TIME! BAYERN 4-1 FÜRTH

Bayern score four second-half goals to consolidate top spot in the Bundesliga. Lewandowski scored two of them, despite a spirited display from bottom side Fürth. What can second-placed Dortmund do against Gladbach?
Full-time
90'
+ 3

NO HAT-TRICK YET

Bayern toy with the Fürth defence, before Lewandowski bends one straight at Linde from the left-hand side of the area.
90'
+ 1

ICING ON THE CAKE

Bayern seal the deal with a late fourth. Pavard's laser-guided ball over the top finds Gnabry. He races away and crosses low for substitute Choupo-Moting to prod in on the slide from inside the six-yard box.
90'
+ 1

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

GOAL!

4 : 1
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
Goal probability
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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.
42 %
90'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 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.
Leroy Sané
Leroy Sané 35.14km/h
2.
Dayot Upamecano
Dayot Upamecano 33.83km/h
3.
Serge Gnabry
Serge Gnabry 32.92km/h
88'

Yellow card

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Joshua Kimmich
Joshua Kimmich
87'

FRESH LEGS

Nagelsmann rings the changes, the Bayern comeback all but complete. Marc Roca and 16-year-old Paul Wanner are on for the closing stages.
87'

Substitution

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Paul Wanner
Paul Wanner
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Leroy Sané
Leroy Sané
87'

Substitution

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Marc Roca
Marc Roca
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Marcel Sabitzer
Marcel Sabitzer
86'

WHAT A SAVE!

Superb reactions from Linde to deny Bayern a fourth. He shows cat-like reactions to beat away Müller's powerful close-range header. Lovely ball in from Sane, too.
82'

LEWY AT THE DOUBLE!

Bayern add a third from the ensuing corner. Süle heads Kimmich's in-swinging delivery across goal for Lewandowski to nod in his 28th Bundesliga goal of the season. That puts him back on course to at least match last term's record 41-goal spree.
82'

Robert Lewandowski

GOAL!

3 : 1
Robert Lewandowski
Goal probability
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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.
22 %
81'

BODIES ON THE LINE

Müller's deep run catches Greuther cold. His cross is blocked, as is Sane's follow-up and Sabitzer's 18-yard punt.
80'

Yellow card

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Maximilian Bauer
Maximilian Bauer
74'

BAUER!

Green swings over a free-kick from the left, with Bauer getting on the end of it and forcing Ulreich to tip round his post. Bayern are really being pushed back at the moment. Did not see this happening after that second Bayern goal.
72'

POST AGAIN!

Fürth are having a real go as Green lofts a dangerous ball beyond the far post. Meyerhöfer collects and puts Sane on his back, before smashing against the outside of Ulreich's near post.
70'

DOUBLE CHANGE

Leitl hooks top scorer Hrgota and midfielder Paul Seguin, but it's a positive change. Forward Afimico Pululu is on, alongside former Bayern winger Julian Green.
69'

Substitution

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Julian Green
Julian Green
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Paul Seguin
Paul Seguin
69'

Substitution

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Afimico Pululu
Afimico Pululu
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Branimir Hrgota
Branimir Hrgota
67'

POST!

Almost the commentator's curse as Meyerhöfer lays a ball off to Christiansen on the edge of the Bayern box. He catches it really well with a swerving effort that strikes the outside of Ulreich's left-hand post. Fürth are not down yet!
67'

BAYERN IN CHARGE

Possession (%)
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67'

xGoals

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The xGoals value of a club is calculated from the sum of all goal probabilities (goals and shots on goal) of that team. During a match, it’s easy to see whether the club is performing better than expected (goals > xGoals) - or maybe even higher (xGoals > goals).
xGoals
2
2.37
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Goals
67'

Goal attempts
10 off target
3 on target
1 off target
2 on target
64'

OVER!

Pavard's shot is charged down, allowing Fürth to break. Nielsen skins Süle in the box, before driving over from a difficult angle. Just before that effort, Leweling, who led the line admirably in the first half, made way for defender Maxi Bauer.
62'

Substitution

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Maximilian Bauer
Maximilian Bauer
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Jamie Leweling
Jamie Leweling
61'

BAYERN LEAD!

Bayern forge ahead for the first time. Upamecano and Pavard start the move, before Müller collects on the right. He drives in a devilish cross that appears destined for the boot of Lewandowski, but instead goes in off Griesbeck. Tough one for Greuther to take, but it has been coming.
61'

Sebastian Griesbeck

OWN GOAL!

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Sebastian Griesbeck
59'

ANOTHER MISCUE

Bayern bypass the centre of the pitch with a ball out to Gnabry. He clips it into the six-yard box for Lewandowski, who fails to make contact with his scissor-kick. He surely won't make the same mistake thrice?
58'

FÜRTH HANGING ON

Bayern have Greuther hemmed in as Sane sees a shot blocked. Upamecano returns it with interest, but Lewandowski completely miscues his attempt in the box.
53'

SÜLE ON

Dortmund-bound Niklas Süle replaces Lucas Hernandez, who doesn't appear to be injured. Süle's aerial presence from set-pieces perhaps behind that change.
53'

Substitution

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Niklas Süle
Niklas Süle
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Lucas Hernández
Lucas Hernández
51'

BAYERN GOING THROUGH THE GEARS

Fürth under pressure as Müller drifts over a cross for Lewandowski. Griesbeck gets there first, though, to clear. All hands on deck for the visitors now, you feel...
47'

VAR CHECK

There was a review for a possible handball against Choupo-Moting, but the goal stands.
46'
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Situation Goal
Review Ball out of play?
Decision Goal
46'

BAYERN EQUALISE!

The record champions need just 30 seconds of the second half to restore parity. Upamecano pings a ball into the box for Gnabry. His cross deflects off Choupo-Moting and into the path of Lewandowski, who can't miss from close range. That's his 27th of the league season.
46'

Robert Lewandowski

GOAL!

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Robert Lewandowski
Goal probability
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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.
80 %
Kick-off!
46'

BAYERN CHANGE

A defender for a striker as Richards makes way for Choupo-Moting. Bayern likely changing to a back three.
45'
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Substitution

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Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
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Omar Richards
Omar Richards
45'
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HALF-TIME! BAYERN 0-1 FÜRTH

A dream scoreline for bottom club Fürth, who lead leaders Bayern 1-0 at the break. They've been compact and created chances, whilst restricting the record champions to one shot on goal. Big team talk ahead for Nagelsmann.
Half-time
45'
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SAVED

Pavard exchanges passes with Müller and whips over a cross. It's stabbed back out to Müller, who wellies a left-footed effort down the throat of Linde.
45'

TIME ADDED ON

Four additional minutes are signalled as Lewandowski - marked out of the game so far - upends Hrgota to halt a Greuther counter.
45'

Yellow card

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Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski
42'

FÜRTH LEAD!!!

Bochum last week - now Fürth...?! Richards brings down Hrgota, just right of centre looking at Ulreich's goal. The Greuther top scorer takes the set-piece, which deflects off Sabitzer and into the back of the net.
42'

Branimir Hrgota

GOAL!

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Branimir Hrgota
Goal probability
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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.
6 %
38'

SNIFF OF GOAL

Sane drives in off the right-hand side, before curling a shot towards goal. It deflects off a defender, and very nearly falls for the stretching Richards at the far post. Let-off for Greuther.
35'

FÜRTH HOLDING THEIR OWN

Greuther enjoy a prolonged spell in the Bayern half, winning back-to-back corners. There's a sniff of a break as Lewandowski heads clear former Bayern youngster Tillman's second delivery, but a tactical foul stops Richards in his tracks on halfway. Smart.
33'

GNABRY PACE

Gnabry collects a long ball and goes on the outside of Itter. He tries to find Lewandowski in the six-yard box, but Fürth are defending in numbers and clear their lines.
31'

DENIED

Sane's involved again for Bayern. Fürth half clear, with Sabitzer thundering the loose ball towards goal, but into a Greuther player.
30'

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

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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.
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Dayot Upamecano
Dayot Upamecano 33.83km/h
2.
Marcel Sabitzer
Marcel Sabitzer 32.43km/h
3.
Lucas Hernández
Lucas Hernández 32.17km/h
27'

LEWELING AGAIN!

The Fürth striker stings the palms of Ulreich from 20 yards with his side's second shot on goal. Bayern are yet to test Linde.
26'

GNABRY TIME

Gnabry enters the fray, the Germany international taking up a position on the right wing. Sabitzer moves inside to assume the Tolisso role.
25'

Substitution

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Serge Gnabry
Serge Gnabry
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Corentin Tolisso
Corentin Tolisso
23'

TOLISSO CONCERN

Tolisso is off the field of play now, clutching the back of his right leg. Serge Gnabry is being readied for action...
22'

NIELSEN ON

Dudziak can't continue, so here comes Havard Nielsen. He fired the club to their first win of the campaign back on 12 December, against Union Berlin.
22'

Substitution

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Håvard Nielsen
Håvard Nielsen
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Jeremy Dudziak
Jeremy Dudziak
19'

DUDZIAK INJURED

Jeremy Dudziak takes a knock to his right thigh. He's in real discomfort as the physio helps him off the field. It could be a hamstring...
11'

BIG CHANCE!

Leweling's played through on Ulreich's goal. The Bayern stopper races out, before retreating back into his box. It's a smart move. He narrows the angle and makes a huge save with his outstretched left leg. The flag then goes up, but that's a warning for Bayern.
9'

BAYERN PRESSURE

Griesbeck loses possession to San out on the right. He drives into space and finds Kimmich. The ball into the channel is a peach for Müller, who's cut-back is bound for Lewandowski, but hooked clear by Viergever.
3'

TOLISSO HAS A GO!

Slick stuff from Bayern as Sabitzer shifts in field and finds Sane. He helps it on to Tolisso, who shoots straight at Linde from 18 yards.
2'

DANGER SIGNS

Kimmich pings a cross-field path into the path of Sane. He goes past Meyerhöfer and whips a low ball into the six-yard box, where a grateful Linde is down to smother.
Kick-off!

TEAMS OUT

Bayern are in their traditional red home shirts, with Fürth in their customary green and white. The vistiors will kick us off at the Allianz Arena...

LEWANGOALSKI

Lewandowski's insane form is just one reason for Bayern to be confident of getting back on track at home to the top-flight's basement team. The world's best player also had 26 Bundesliga strikes at this juncture last term, when he broke the record for single-season goals (41). He's scored six more than the entire Fürth team.
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WATCH: BOCHUM 4-2 BAYERN

It's not often Lewandowski's outscored, but Bochum managed it last weekend. Do Fürth have the blueprint for another upset?
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WATCH: FÜRTH 2-1 HERTHA

Fürth captain Hrgota is the club's top scorer this season, contributing a third of Die Kleeblätter's 21 league goals. Three of his strikes have come in the last two rounds of fixtures, including both efforts in the 2-1 win over Hertha Berlin last time out. Having taken 12 points from a possible 24 in their last eight outings, Fürth have given themselves a chance of survival. They remain nine points from safety but are in far better shape than they were at the end of last year.
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SIBLING RIVALRY

There's a fraternal twist for two US-qualified Nuremberg natives this afternoon. Malik Tillman, among the subs today, has broken into the Bayern senior squad this season, making one start and three appearances off the bench so far in the Bundesliga. His elder brother Timothy, meanwhile, has featured regularly in midfield for promoted Fürth.

OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE SPECTRUM

Sure, 39 points separate today's teams in the Bundesliga standings, but Leitl wasn't going near the panic button as he rallied his troops ahead of this Matchday 23 encounter. "I'm not afraid of anything," the coach said. "It would be bad if we went to Munich scared and approached the game like that," the 44-year-old added. "We have to be brave; there will be opportunities we might be able to take advantage of."

WORK YOUR SOCKS OFF, LADS!

For Fürth coach, Stefan Leitl, today's encounter is what being in the Bundesliga is all about. "It's a highlight playing against Bayern in Munich," the Kleeblätter boss said in his pre-match press conference. Should they want to pick up points at the Allianz Arena, Leitl says his men must, "... have to be incredibly compact," and will "need to run a lot."
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WATCH: FÜRTH 1-3 BAYERN

Thomas Müller and Joshua Kimmich were among the goals for 10-man Bayern in the reverse fixture.

HEAD TO HEAD

Fürth's impressive run of results since the turn of the year has seen the Clover Leaves pick up eight points; that's just one fewer than Bayern in 2022. Bayern may have won all of the teams' previous four games against today's visitors in all competitions (five if you count a DFB Cup penalty shootout win in 1988), but this match could well be a lot closer than some anticipate.

MORE ON THOSE TEAMS

Julian Nagelsmann reverts to a back four following the midweek draw with Salzburg in the UEFA Champions League. Dayot Upamecano replaces Niklas Süle in central defence, while Omar Richards makes a rare start at left-back. Marcel Sabitzer also comes in, with Serge Gnabry dropping to the bench. Fürth are unchanged from the team that beat Hertha Berlin 2-1 last time out.
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PITCH INSPECTION TIME

BAYERN BID TO BOUNCE BACK

Bayern are looking to get back up and running after back-to-back games without a win. The record German champions followed last week's shock defeat against Bochum with a 1-1 draw against Salzburg in the Champions League. Julian Nagelsmann's side may be expected to win against basement boys Greuther Fürth today, but the Bayern tactician is taking nothing for granted. "[Fürth] had a tough first half of the season [but] have progressed well," the coach said. "We'll be required to play well [and] we're determined to do so."

FÜRTH SUBS

Burchert, Willems, Asta, Bauer, Raschl, Green, Abiama, Nielsen, Pululu

FÜRTH STARTING XI:

Linde - Meyerhöfer, Griesbeck, Viergever, Itter - Seguin, Christiansen, T. Tillman - Dudziak - Leweling, Hrgota (c)

BAYERN SUBS

Früchtl, Süle, Gnabry, Choupo-Moting, Wanner, Roca, Nianzou, Tillman, Musiala

BAYERN STARTING XI:

Ulreich - Pavard, Upamecano, Hernandez, Richards - Kimmich, Tolisso, Sabitzer - Müller (c), Sane – Lewandowski
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