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Superb game - a draw the fair result. Bayern nine clear at the top. Leverkusen stay third.
TIME ADDED ON
THREE minutes to find a winner, THREE minutes...
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Dayot Upamecano 35.67km/h
Leroy Sané 35.25km/h
Florian Wirtz 35.20km/h
Very positive from Seoane, who throws on two attackers. Azmoun makes his Bundesliga debut; Alario has two goals in his last three...
Lewandowski and Sarr go close. Leverkusen break with Diaby, but the shot from Frimpong is blocked by Ulreich.
Fresh legs for Bayern as Sarr replaces Coman.
CHANGE AT LEFT-BACK
Seoane's not risking Bakker after that. Central defender Kossounou joins the action, with Hincapie shifting to left-back.
Bakker, who was booked in the first half, follows through on Coman. No second card - he's very fortunate.
Choupo-Moting's on for Bayern. He'll give the Leverkusen defence something else to think about in the closing stages.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
EXTRA MAN IN MIDFIELD
Adli's put in a lively shift in the Leverkusen attack. He might be a touch disappointed not to have scored, though. Holding midfieler Exequiel Palacios is on.
Still not sure how it's only 1-1. Entertainment value a big fat 100.
SHOULD BE MORE GOALS
Sabitzer powers in the Leverkusen area, but can't beat Hradecky one-on-one. What an intro that would have been!
Richards flashes a header narrowly wide of the far post with his last action. Sane, who scored from the bench last week, is on, while Sabitzer replaces Müller. Bayern shifting to a back three.
Bakker sends Adli away for Leverkusen. He finds Wirtz, who tickles the side netting, taking a knock for his troubles. Bayern race up the other end, looking to exploit their temporary man advantage, but the attack breaks down inside the Bayer area.
PASS AND MOVE
Lewandowski, Musiala, Lewandowski... but the through-ball bound for the unmarked Coman is cut out. Crucial intervention from Tah!
The Leverkusen midfielder can have no complaints after catching Kimmich on the back of the ankle.
Hincapie to the rescue for Lerverkusen. The Ecuador international does really well to adjust his run and stop Musiala connecting with Lewandowski's cut-back to the edge of the six-yard box.
CHEST AND BANG
Upamecano pushes up to win back possession for Bayern. Müller clips a ball into the area for Lewandowski, who controls on the chest and drives an effort into the arms of Hradecky. Either side of the keeper, and that might have been another story.
End-to-end stuff once more in Munich. Gnabry drives in off the left-hand side and squares for Musiala. He sets himself from just outside the box, before forcing a full-stretch save from Hradecky with a stinging low shot.
Normal service resumed as Wirtz makes the most of a Kimmich mistake. He feeds the run of Adli, but his shot from inside the box is blocked behind by Pavard. Hold onto those hats, folks...
HALF-TIME! BAYERN 1-1 LEVERKUSEN
A brilliant first half comes to a close in Munich. Leverkusen have responded really well to that Niklas Süle goal, undeservedly levelling before going up a gear and spurning two very presentable chances.
Gnabry connects with Lewandowski's attempted header, but can only find the side netting. What a finale to the first half!
Bayern are on the ropes as Adli goes one-on-one with Ulreich, but he sends his shot wide! Aranguiz is denied by the Bayern stopper at close quarters soon after.
Leverkusen almost take the lead with only their second shot on Ulreich's goal. Upamecano gets his back-pass all wrong. Adli's onto it as Ulreich rushes out, but his shot from a tight angle comes back off the upright.
LEVERKUSEN HIT BACK!
We have parity in Munich! Demirbay swings over a free-kick from the right that Müller toes past Ulreich. Classic case of miscommunication from the pair - not that the visitors are complaining!
OWN GOAL!1 : 1
Leverkusen on the break now with Adli. He feeds Wirtz, who finds Diaby to his right. The cross is onto the toe of Wirtz on the penalty spot, but Pavard sweeps it clear, just as the Leverkusen teen was about to connect with his shot.
WATCH: LEVERKUSEN 1-5 BAYERN
The Leverkusen left-back brings down Coman. He'll have to watch his step now...
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Dayot Upamecano 35.67km/h
Florian Wirtz 35.20km/h
Serge Gnabry 34.76km/h
Bayern on the turnover - they've scored 12 goals from such a position this season. Coman's the architect, Gnabry takes on the shot from inside the box... wide! Leverkusen hanging on.
Müller tries to catch out Hradecky with a quickly taken free-kick, but Leverkusen get away with it. Superb passing in the build-up to that set-piece.
BAYERN GOOD VALUE FOR THEIR LEAD
4 off target
3 on target
1 off target
0 on target
The pressure tells! Kimmich's corner has Hradecky in a flap. Hincapie half hooks it off the line, Tapsoba doesn't do much better with his attempted clearance and Süle pounces to fire Bayern ahead.
GOAL!1 : 0
Here come Bayern again, but Müller doesn't fully connect with a right-wing cross. His left-footed volley is into the ground and straight into the arms of Hradecky.
Kimmich bamboozles the Leverkusen defence with a dinked free-kick towards Coman. He helps it on to Lewandowski, whose goal-bound shot comes back off Müller and goes behind.
Bayern building as Lewandowski drives up the middle. He plays it to Richards to his left, but the cross is blocked. It's eventually worked over to Pavard, who sends an exquisite volley just over from 18 yards. Shades of his 2018 World Cup Goal of the Tournament winner right there.
Musiala with a rare individual mistake, conceding possession in his own half to Adli. The Frenchman pulls away into the area, but drags his effort wide of the far post.
Bayern controlling the play in the early exchanges. Leverkusen's switch to a three/ five-man defence makes a whole lot of sense. Coman's just whipped over a cross, but Lewandowski can't get there.
SEOANE'S PRE-MATCH TAKE
"Certain games have an added appeal. A good performance is not enough, you need a top performance. FC Bayern have dominated German football for ten years. But we have also developed, grown. It's a process to get to a position where you play every game to the same level of consistency. We want to bring a good level of performance onto the pitch tomorrow."
THE NAGELSMANN VIEW
"A goal spectacle would certainly be good for the fans. For us the coaches, however, it depends on the outcome of the game. A very important element will be who controls the game. For us, the rest of the defence will be very important, because Leverkusen's four players who play on the counter are extremely dangerous, we have to pay attention to that. No matter who plays, they have a lot of pace. We have to be prepared for that. I don't expect them to be like they were in the first half of the season, where they were incredibly attacking. I expect them to press very hard at times, but overall I think they will play a little deeper."
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Thomas Müller does indeed return for Bayern, but Manuel Neuer's not risked. Omar Richards is in at left-back, but Leroy Sane - the matchwinner in Frankfurt - is once again among the substitutes. As for Leverkusen, Gerardo Seoane springs a surprise by dropping striker Lucas Alario to the bench. Piero Hincapie comes into the defence as Leverkusen switch to a 3-4-3, with Kerem Demirbary and Amine Adli also recalled.
BAYERN STARTING LINE-UP
Ulreich - Pavard, Süle, Upamecano, Richards - Kimmich, Musiala - Gnabry, Müller (c), Coman - Lewandowski
Früchtl, Sane, Choupo-Moting, Wanner, Sabitzer, Sarr, Nianzou, Stanisic
LEVERKUSEN STARTING LINE-UP
Hradecky (c) - Tah, Tapsoba, Hincapie - Frimpong, Aranguiz, Demirbay, Bakker - Adli, Wirtz, Diaby
Grill, Kossounou, Paulinho, Azmoun, Alario, Baumgartlinger, Sinkgraven, Fosu-Mensah, Palacios
Thomas Müller's back in contention for Bayern, but Manuel Neuer won't be risked. The record champions are also without the suspended Lucas Hernandez, as well as injured duo Alphonso Davies and Leon Goretzka. Top scorer Patrik Schick is definitely out for Leverkusen
IF YOU DON'T SHOOT, YOU WON'T SCORE
Bayern are the Bundesliga's top scorers this season (75 goals). Bayer are third in that category (63 goals). That's 138 strikes combined, thanks to over 350 efforts on goal. No other teams have been as trigger happy.
GAME OF THE WEEK!
First against third, and some of the best players in the Bundesliga all in one place - this is going to be an absolute belter. So stay tuned!
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