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OVER TO DORTMUND
Bundesliga leaders Bayern return to winning ways in style. How will Dortmund respond in Cologne on Sunday?
A little too high from Tolisso, who spins on a sixpence and goes for goal from range. No added minutes in Munich...
Roca with a great touch to set himself up for a shot from the corner of the Union area ... wide!
Gnabry go from 0-100 in the blink of an eye as Gnabry exchanges passes with Tolisso to open up the Union defence, only to fire into the side netting.
THE STUFF OF CHAMPIONS
The points in the bag, Nagelsmann shuffles his pack. Job done by the league leaders - they're going seven points clear of Dortmund, who travel to Cologne on Sunday.
Becker's put in a decent shift, but has had little to latch onto since the restart. Michel is on, still searching for his first goal after joining Union from Paderborn in the new year.
KIMMICH TAKES A HIT
Kimmich is in some discomfort after taking a Baumgartl knee to the thigh. That'll be some bruise come the morning!
Gnabry's on for Coman, who broke the deadlock with his fifth Bundesliga goal of the season.
Neuer comes a long way out of his box to stop a Union attack. He scrambles back as the visitors try to get a shot off, but there's an offside flag.
Union winter signing Andras Schäfer makes his third Bundesliga appearance, with Möhwald - who took a knock earlier - making way. Voglsammer's on in attack for Awoniyi, while Sabitzer replaces the carded Musiala for Bayern.
Haraguchi at the other end now. He gets a foot to Lewandowski's low ball in towards Sane... it spins towards Luthe's goal, eventually nestling on the roof of the net.
NEUER WITH THE SAVE
Haraguchi almost pulls one back for Union, but Neuer springs to his left to palm the shot clear. Hernandez is on the line to block Awoniyi's rebound strike from a tight angle.
It's the ninth time this season Lewandowski has scored more than once in a Bundesliga game. He has 31 for the campaign - 10 shy of his single-season record, set last term.
LEWY AT THE DOUBLE!
Outstanding football from Bayern yields the fourth goal. Müller collects from Sane and plays a first-time vertical pass into the feet of Musiala in the box. He has the simple task of squaring for Lewandowski to sweep in from close range.
UNDER WAY AGAIN
No changes at the start of the second half in Munich. This could be a cricket score, if Union aren't careful...
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BAYERN CRUISING AT THE BREAK!
Bayern are good value for their lead, but Union have had chances. A 3-0 deficit is perhaps too big an ask for the Berlin club, though...
Lewandowski sends Luthe the wrong way from the penalty spot to bring up another 30-goal Bundesliga season.
Jaeckel's header falls short. Lewandowski goes to poke the ball round Luthe, who clatters into the Bayern striker. The spot-kick is given...
Müller sends over an inviting cross from the right. Luthe makes a meal of his attempted clearance, but Coman rushes his rebound attempt and blazes over.
PROCEED WITH CAUTION
Baumgartl goes into the book after catching Lewandowski's standing leg. The Union defender will have to watch his step now.
A mistake in the Bayern box gifts possession to Awoniyi. He tees up Möhwald for a shot from 18 yards... wide! The Union midfielder goes down after hitting his foot against the leg of Stanisic in the follow through, but is going to try and run it off.
Stanisic goes on the overlap, allowing Sane the space to wind one up on his left foot. He catches it well, but Luthe is down to block. Stanisic air-kicks the rebound, and the chance is gone.
CHANCE FOR A THIRD!
Bayern have two men unmarked in the middle as Coman breaks. The cross isn't great, and neither is Lewandowski's first touch. He takes it off the toe of Sane, and straight into the mitts of Luthe.
Tanguy Nianzou scores his first Bundesliga goal! Kimmich picks out the Frenchman from a corner, and the header gets the better of Luthe, who again got a hand to the ball. Bayern are in control now!
Becker's too quick for Nianzou, who's been pulled out of position covering for Hernandez. The ensuing cross finds the toe of Awoniyi, whose shot from the edge of the six-yard area sails wide of the far post. Union certainly look good for a goal...
NEUER TO THE RESCUE
Knoche meets Oczipka's inswinging free-kick with a powerful downward header, but Neuer's down to his right to bat clear with a strong right hand.
Hernandez threads a ball into the feet of Musiala. He turns his man and opens up for a shot from distance, but it's blocked by Baumgartl.
Bayern settle the nerves with the opening goal. Musiala's attempted pass to Lewandowski is deflected out wide. Hernandez lays it off to Coman, who steps inside on the corner of the area and drills a fierce effort across goal. Luthe gets hand to it, but can't keep it out. Rocket or not, the Union stopper will be disappointed not to have saved that.
Khedira skews his attempted clearance, inadvertently sending Lewandowski in on his own goal. The Bayern striker tries to take it round Luthe, who does really well to get a block in on the edge of his area.
UNION TAILS UP
Dangerous from Becker. He spins a ball into the box for Awoniyi, who's beaten to it by Nianzou. Strong start by Union.
Big chance for Union as Ryerson takes on Hernandez and pings a ball towards the back post. Becker meets it, but can't direct his header on target.
AWONIYI ON THE HUNT
Awoniyi receives a ball into his feet in the box, but can't turn away from Upamecano. He's one goal from becoming Union's outright record Bundesliga scorer. The former Liverpool striker is currently tied with former teammate Max Kruse, on 16 goals.
Bayern have been granted permission to allow 35,000 spectators into the Allianz Arena for this one. The sun's out, too, so it's a great day for it!
Bayern are unbeaten in five meetings with Union (W3, D2). The record champions have only played against Rot-Weiß Oberhausen and Darmstadt more often in the Bundesliga without losing (both eight times).
Bayern will play in their 1,935th Bundesliga game - a league record. Their return so far is 1,163 wins, 418 draws, 353 defeats and 4,309 goals scored.
NEUER ONE WIN FROM HISTORY
Manuel Neuer can break the individual record for most Bundesliga wins today. He’s currently level with former Bayern stopper and current CEO Oliver Kahn, on 310 victories.
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Josip Stanisic and Tanguy Nianzou come into the Bayern defence as Nagelsmann reverts to a four-man defence, with Serge Gnabry sacrificed in attack. Union welcome back goalkeeper Andreas Luthe and playmaker Genki Haraguchi, while Bastian Oczipka comes in for Niko Gießelmann on the left-hand side.
BAYERN STARTING LINE-UP
Neuer (c) - Stanisic, Nianzou, Upamecano, Hernandez - Kimmich, Musiala - Coman, Müller, Sane - Lewandowski
Ulreich, Richards, Gnabry, Goretzka, Choupo-Moting, Sabitzer, Sarr, Roca, Tolisso
UNION STARTING LINE-UP
Luthe - Jaeckel, Knoche, Baumgartl - Khedira (c) - Ryerson, Becker, Möhwald, Oczipka - Haraguchi - Awoniyi
Rönnow, Voglsammer, Michel, Ujah, Schäfer, Behrens, Dehl, Somnitz, Abdullahi
Bayern defenders Benjamin Pavard and Niklas Süle have joined Alphonso Davies and Leon Goretzka on the sidelines. Union are also missing a number of first-team players, with Niko Gießelmann, Dominique Heintz, Levin Öztunali and Grischa Prömel all confirmed absentees.
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"I've been feeling the pursuers breathing down our necks more than in the last five weeks," admitted Julian Nagelsmann at his pre-match press conference. "Today's game is hugely significant. We want to go into the international break with a four-point lead at the top."
UNION IN A RUT
Union were a point outside the top four at Christmas, but a run of two wins from nine since the new year has widened the deficit to six. Urs Fischer's side are winless in two, and have already suffered as many defeats in 2022 as they did across the entire Hinrude (four).
BAYERN LOOKING OVER THEIR SHOULDER
After to back-to-back draws with Bayer Leverkusen and Hoffenheim, can Bayern keep resurgent Dortmund at bay with three points at the Allianz Arena? Another slip-up for the leaders could see the gap between first and second close to one point, if BVB beat Cologne on Sunday.
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