+ 5

Spoils shared

A rip-roaring game finishes 1-1! It was end-to-end right from the outset, with both teams attacking at every opportunity. A draw is undoubtedly a fair result, but it could open the door for Freiburg, Dortmund and others to make up ground in the table over the weekend.
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Müller drills wide

Tel darts into the box down the right and pulls the ball back for Müller, making his 424th Bundesliga appearance today. He shoots first time but his daisy cutter rolls just wide of the post.
+ 2

Raum on

Halstenberg, who has down stretching off a bout of cramp a few minutes ago, is replaced by fellow Germany international Raum.
+ 1

Four minutes

We're into the first of four extra minutes now...

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

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

Bayern's 17-year-old forward already has three goals this season. Can he find another one here?

Over from Werner

A lovely counter involving Schlager and Szoboszlai ends with Werner sprinting into the box, but he lifts his shot over the target.

Three new faces

Müller replaces Gnabry for Bayern, while Leipzig go slightly more defensive in replacing Olmo with Haidara. Klostermann also comes on for Simakan.

Choupo-Moting twists and turns

The Bayern forward fashions a pocket of space for himself inside the box with a couple of drops of the shoulder, but his left-footed shot isn't powerful enough to cause any real danger.

Brilliant battle

Gvardiol has reduced Choupo-Moting to just 19 touches of the ball all game - the lowest of any player in the starting line-ups - but the Cameroonian has still managed to have an impact on the match with his goal.

Shots away

The home side have done well so far, firing off considerably more efforts at goal than their visitors.
Goal attempts
4off target
3on target
2off target
1on target

First Bayern sub

Musiala, who had a quite game by his standards, makes way for Coman.

First change of the game

On comes Werner. What damage could his pace do against Bayern's high defensive line, particularly now that Upamecano is on a yellow card?

Leipzig free-kick

Upamecano hacks down Szoboszlai on the Leipzig right, after the Hungarian had nutmegged him to race through on goal. The Bayern defender is shown a yellow card for his trouble.

First of the season

Halstenberg's goal was his first in the Bundesliga this term, but the seventh time a Leipzig defender has found the net in 2022/23. It was also Szoboszlai's eighth assist, putting him second in that particular chart behind Frankfurt's Kolo Muani (nine).

Leipzig almost in!

A huge roar goes up from the home crowd as Szoboszlai wriggled past Kimmich down the Leipzig right. He darts into into space but his attempted cutback for Schlager isn't accurate enough and Bayern are able to get enough bodies in the way to clear the danger.

What a difference a goal makes

What a difference a goal makes
Leipzig's chances of winning looked slim at the start of this half, but Halstenberg's effort has brought them right back into the mix.
12.7 %
30.6 %

End to end

It was already an intense game but the equaliser as invigorated both teams: Leipzig want more and Bayern are eager to reestablish their lead. This one's far from over!

Olmo tries his luck

The Spaniard cuts in from the left and shoots from about 25 yards out. It deflects of de Ligt, which takes some of the sting out of the ball, and it's another routine save for Sommer.
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The equaliser!

Silva crosses from the right into the box, finding Szoboszlai at the back post. His diving header is turned over the line at close range by Halstenberg!
Goal probability
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.
32 %

Werner warming up

The Germany international is limbering up by the side of the pitch. He'll surely be coming on sooner rather than later, likely for Silva.

Sommer claims

Szonoszlai bends in a corner from the left but Sommer is quick off his line to pluck it out of the air.

At it again

The second half is up and running, no changes at the break from either team.

Bayern ahead - just

The Bundesliga leaders are good value for their lead, although they were put under pressure early on and have had to survive a few dangerous counter-attacks. Forsberg and Olmo have had long-range efforts for the home side but nothing to seriously trouble Yann Sommer. At the other end, Gnabry hit the post before teeing up Choupo-Moting for the opening goal.
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Positive omen

Bayern have won each of the previous 12 Bundesliga games in which Choupo-Moting has scored for them.

Seventh of the season

Choupo-Moting now has seven Bundesliga goals this term, while Gnabry's assist was his fourth of the campaign.

Bayern lead!

The visitors break forward and work the ball to Gnabry on the left. He whips a teasing ball towards the back post, where Choupo-Moting - despite being surrounded by four defenders - gets to it first to prod in from close range!
Goal probability
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.
56 %

Sommer's new threads


Chance for Silva!

The Portuguese forward sprints away behind the Bayern defence. He has a chance to shoot with his left foot but instead opts to cut back on his right, which allows Upamecano back in to nick the ball off his toe.

Goretzka goal disallowed

The Bayern midfielder heads the ball into the net at the back post following a Kimmich free-kick, but it's ruled off for offside following a VAR review.

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

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
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Konrad Laimer
Konrad Laimer32.96km/h
Alphonso Davies
Alphonso Davies32.85km/h
Leroy Sané
Leroy Sané32.47km/h
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SituationNo goal
DecisionNo goal

Olmo from range!

Forsberg breaks forward and cuts past de Ligt. The ball falls kindly for Olmo, a couple of yards outside the Bayern box, but his first-time shot sails well off target.

Chances at a premium

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).
There's been plenty of nice interplay in the middle third of the pitch, but aside from the shots from Gnabry and Forsberg, there have not been many chances as yet.


A lovely, sweeping move from Leipzig, who are causing Bayern plenty of headaches on the counter. The ball comes to Forsberg on the edge of the box and he quickly gets a shot away but it's straight at Sommer, who makes a comfortable save.

Level pegging

Gnabry's effort off the post earlier was the ninth time this season that Bayern have hit the woodwork - joint level with Leipzig at the top of that particular category.

Meep, meep!

There's just no catching the Bayern roadrunner...

Too heavy from Pavard

The France international finds a good chunk of space wide on the right. He has time to pick his pass into the middle but overhits it somewhat and Leipzig can clear.

Bayern asserting themselves

The visitors are starting to enjoy more time on the ball now, but Leipzig look quick and dangerous on the break.
Possession (%)


Musiala finds Gnabry on the left this time and he shimmies past Simakan before letting fly. The ball deflects off Gvardiol's foot, crashes onto the far post and bounces away.

Wires crcossed

Some patient build-up from Bayern around the edge of the Leipzig box, but the ball ends up rolling out of play after a misunderstanding between Musiala and Gnabry. The former played the ball out wide, while the latter was making a run behind the defence.

Hard fought

Dani Olmo (l.) and Jamal Musiala (r.) get to grips with each other.

Leipzig pressing high

Most of the play has been concentrated inside Bayern's half so far, with the home side pressing high and in numbers to prevent them settling into any kind of rhythm.

Quick feet from Davies

The Canadian receives the ball from Sommer just outside his own box. He's put under pressure by two players but shows incredibly quick feet and a burst of acceleration to get away from them. Top stuff.

Here we go!

Bundesliga Matchday 16 is under way!

Moment's silence

There will be a moment of silence prior to kick-off as a mark of respect for the late Pele, who passed away in December.

Out on the pitch

Handshakes are done, as is the coin toss. We're moments away now!

Last chance for Fantasy changes!

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Sommer makes history

Only two players have been older than Sommer (34 years, 34 days) when making their debuts for Bayern: fellow goalkeepers Hans-Jörg Butt (34 years, 318 days) and Toni Schumacher (37 years, 234 days). However, the Swiss custodian has never been on the winning side in Leipzig, drawing three and losing three with former club Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Watch: Bayern pitch inspection

Team news - Leipzig

The injured Christopher Nkunku will obviously play no part in this one, having featured in all of the team's previous 51 league outings. Timo Werner is back from injury but begins on the bench, with Andre Silva preferred up top, while Marcel Halstenberg gets the nod ahead of David Raum wide on the left.

Watch: Leipzig pitch inspection

Team news - Bayern

As expected, Yann Sommer goes straight into the starting line-up for Bayern following his transfer from Borussia Mönchengladbach yesterday, but fellow winter arrival Daley Blind is on the bench. Further forward, the imperious Jamal Musiala gets the nod ahead of Thomas Müller, while Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting leads the line.

Watch: Bayern arrive at the Red Bull Arena

Leipzig starting XI

Blaswich - Simakan, Orban (c), Gvardiol, Halstenberg - Laimer, Schlager - Szoboszlai, Olmo, Forsberg - Silva

Bayern starting XI

Sommer - Pavard, Upamecano, De Ligt, Davies – Kimmich, Goretzka – Sane, Musiala, Gnabry – Choupo-Moting

Bayern subs

Ulreich, Coman, Wanner, Sabitzer, Blind, Müller, Gravenberch, Tel, Stanisic

Leipzig on a roll

Bayern enjoyed a warm weather training camp in Doha earlier this month, before playing out a 4-4 friendly draw with Austria's Red Bull Salzburg. Leipzig headed to Abu Dhabi, whilst winning four of their five warm-up fixtures: Radomiak Radom (6-0), AC Horsens (2-1), Eintracht Frankfurt (2-4), Atletico Arabia (15-0) and Mlada Boleslav (4-0). Don't forget, Rose's side ended 2022 on a 13-match unbeaten run in all competitions...

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Musiala's take

"We’ve had some time off now and we haven’t played a game together for a while now, so it’ll be important that we start off right, do things right, and pick up where we left off before the World Cup," Bayern's top scorer so far this season told bundesliga.com. "It's important that we win that game and take that flow into the next games."

The view from the two camps


Watch: Top-of-the-table clash

No matter who lines up, this is a HUGE encounter. If Leipzig win - something they've only done once in 15 meetings with Bayern to date - they'll close the gap on the record champions to just three points.

Watch: Sommer loving

Manuel Neuer sent shockwaves through the Bayen camp after breaking a leg on a ski holiday. Bayern reacted yesterday by bringing in Switzerland No.1 from Bundesliga rivals Gladbach. And it's almost certain he'll make his debut, after completing training with his new employers on Thursday.

Welcome back!

Hello, people! The World Cup was a lot of fun, but hands up if you've missed the Bundesliga?! The good news is: we're back! And what a game to usher in the new year. Leipzig vs. Bayern - third against first, cup holders against defending champions. You do not want to miss this one!

Watch: Get ready for Leipzig vs. Bayern!


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