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BAYERN 4-0 HOFFENHEIM
Bayern steamroller the opposition once more to maintain their lead over Dortmund at the summit. Thirteen goals in the space of a week for the record champions - they're going to take some stopping!
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Dayot Upamecano 34.17km/h
David Raum 33.80km/h
Thomas Müller 33.55km/h
Bayern score four goals for the second time in three days. Upamecano feeds the run of Coman, who waits for Baumann to make his move before thumping an effort in at the near post. Brilliant, brilliant Bayern.
GOAL!4 : 0
EMCM turns in the ensuing corner for 3-0. His strikes again seconds later, but the flag's up for offside.
Situation No goal
Decision No goal
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
GOAL!3 : 0
Choupo-Moting helps on a Kimmich cross. It's on target, but Baumann back-tracks and throws up a hand to tip it over.
STRENGTH IN DEPTH
Another show of Bayern's quality as Messrs Sane and Tolisso join the action.
Bayern work the ball into the box following a short free-kick. Choupo-Moting turns his man and tees up Coman, who smashes over from inside the box. All he had to do was find the target - he's kicking himself!
HOFFENHEIM LACKING PRECISION
6 off target
4 on target
7 off target
1 on target
Benjamin Pavard almost played Neuer into danger a moment ago with Skov breathing down his neck. The Dane then finds Rutter in the box, but his first-time attempt sails over. Good spell for Hoffenheim, this. Those changes appear to have disrupted Bayern's flow.
SWITCH UP TOP
Müller makes way with a fourth assist of the campaign in the bag. Choupo-Moting is on for his seventh Bundesliga appearance of the season.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
Rudy, who played for Bayern in 2017/18, goes straight into the book after leaving a foot in on Upamecano.
Posch's foul on Musiala allows Hoeneß to roll the dice. Ex-Bayern midfielder Sebastian Rudy is on for Diadie Samassekou, who was booked in the first half, and Robert Skov replaces Hoffenheim top scorer Jacob Bruun Larsen.
Jacob Bruun Larsen
Kimmich stands over a free-kick, but leaves it for Musiala. He catches it really wide, bending narrowly wide. Sabitzer drives off target moments later.
ON THE VOLLEY!
Much better from Hoffenheim early in the second half. Raum's cross is cleared only as far as the unmarked Bebou, who crashes a volley wide of Neuer's far post.
Bayern defender Niklas Süle replaces Lucas Hernandez, who took a blow to the head in the first half. Otherwise, it's as you were.
HALF-TIME: BAYERN 2-0 HOFFENHEIM
Bayern in total control at the Allianz Arena, thanks to those Gnabry and Lewandowski goals. And it could so easily have been more.
Raum's been full of running at left-back for Hoffenheim. He's managed to whip over a few balls, but each time a red shirt is first to it. Rutter can't get to his latest effort.
Bayern go close to a third. Lewandowski's in behind, but Baumann sticks out a leg to make the block.
What. A. Goal. Bayern win back possession deep in their own half and aim long. Thomas Müller grapples with Chris Richards, winning the battle and poking the ball into the path of Lewandowski. The Pole's a good 20 yards out when he arrows a sensational right-footed strike beyond Baumann's despairing dive. You will not see a better hit all weekend. Give that man the Ballon d'Or already!
GOAL!2 : 0
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Dayot Upamecano 34.17km/h
Ihlas Bebou 33.48km/h
Jacob Bruun Larsen 33.32km/h
GNABRY ON FIRE
Kevin Akpoguma's helped from the field. The Hoffenheim defender heads straight down the tunnel with what could be a hamstring problem. Georgino Rutter is on in an attack-minded switch from Sebastian Hoeneß.
Bayern have now scored in a European record-extending 85 competitive games in a row. Leipzig were the last team to shut them out, back in February 2020.
THIS ONE COUNTS!
Bayern get the goal their dominance deserves. More short passing in and around the Hoffenheim box carves open the space for Gnabry coming in off the right. He collects Musiala's pass and lashes through the legs of Baumann. This could get ugly for the visitors.
GOAL!1 : 0
It's one-way traffic as Musiala and Müller combine in the final third. Another ball's chipped into the box for Lewandowski, but Posch gets a block in before he can get a shot away.
GOAL RULED OUT
Serge Gnabry has the ball in the net for Bayern. It's a thunderous finish, but the referee goes over to the monitor to check for a possible foul in the build-up. And it's ruled out. Musiala just caught Grillitsch on the heel, before the ball found its way to his teammate.
Review Previous foul?
Decision No goal
Lucas Hernandez stays down after a clash of heads. The physios are on, but the Frenchman looks like he'll be OK to continue. Can't take any risks with head injuries.
Lewandowski is in here. He's only six yards out as he beats his marker. The Pole sits down Baumann, but his dink sails wide of the far post. Lewy doesn't miss many like that!
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With Nagelsmann sidelined through illness, assitants Xaver Zembrod and Dino Toppmöller will be on the touchline today, as they were for Wednesday's 4-0 win away to Benfica. Nagelsmann oversaw 136 matches in charge of Hoffenheim, making history as the Bundesliga's youngest full-time coach. He transformed the Sinsheim club from relegation to top-four contenders, steering them into the UEFA Champions League groups for the first time, before moving to RB Leipzig in summer 2019.
MUSIALA AND SABITZER START
Julian Nagelsmann has brought both Jamal Musiala and Marcel Sabitzer into his starting XI today, with Leon Goretzka and Leroy Sane making way. Injured Alphonso Davies is also replaced by Omar Richards at left-back, while Hoffenheim Chris Richards lines up against his parent club.
Subs: Pentke, Dabbur, Stiller, Rudy, Gacinovic, Vogt, Adamyan, Skov, Rutte
Baumann (c) - Posch, Grillitsch, Richards - Akpoguma, Samassekou, Geiger, Raum - Bruun Larsen - Bebou, Kramaric
Subs: Früchtl, Süle, Sane, Coman, Choupo-Moting, Sarr, Nianzou, Tolisso, Stanisic
Bayern: Neuer (c) - Pavard, Upamecano, Hernandez, Richards - Sabitzer, Kimmich - Gnabry, Müller, Musiala - Lewandowski
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