Highlights

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WATCH: JAMAL MUSIALA - 'I'M NOT A NATURAL STRIKER'

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WATCH: ALPHONSO DAVIES - 'SADIO MANE IS A TOP PLAYER'

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WATCH: ALPHONSO DAVIES ON BAYERN'S NEW MINDSET

90'
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BAYERN STAY PERFECT

Bayern make it three competitive wins from three. Despite a bright start, Wolfsburg soon fell away. Bochum are next up for the free-scoring record champions...
Full-time
90'
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SANE!

Sane drills goalwards from inside the Wolfsburg box. It takes a wicked deflection off Lacroix, but Casteels is able to get something on it.
90'
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TIME ADDED ON

Into the first of five added minutes. A good few of use were taken up by VAR reviews...
90'

TALE OF THE TAPE

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xGoals
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).
It's safe to say Bayern are well worth their 2-0 lead...
xGoals
2
1.85
0.42
0
Goals
90'

Goal attempts
16 off target
7 on target
5 off target
1 on target
90'

Passes
538
248
90'

Shots
4
2
Jamal Musiala Lukas Nmecha
90'

Pass Efficiency

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Pass Efficiency
Pass Efficiency compares the number of successful passes with the number of passes expected to find another teammate. For this, every pass receives an AI-calculated probability to be a successful one. If a player has a positive Pass Efficiency value, he has brought more passes to his teammates than predicted.
Pass Efficiency
5.6
1.47
Benjamin Pavard
Josuha Guilavogui
3.7
1.34
Thomas Müller
Mattias Svanberg
2.9
1.21
Lucas Hernández
Lukas Nmecha
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.
Patrick Wimmer
Patrick Wimmer 34.12km/h
2.
Alphonso Davies
Alphonso Davies 33.79km/h
3.
Jamal Musiala
Jamal Musiala 33.74km/h
84'

STANDING OVATION

The Bayern fans show their appreciation for Musiala, who has four goals already this season, including a league-leading three in the Bundesliga. Summer signing Ryan Gravenberch is on in the teenager's stead. Kovac, meanwhile, introduces Messrs Vranckx and Brekalo.
83'

Substitution

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Josip Brekalo
Josip Brekalo
sub
Lukas Nmecha
Lukas Nmecha
83'

Substitution

sub
Aster Vranckx
Aster Vranckx
sub
Maximilian Arnold
Maximilian Arnold
83'

Substitution

sub
Ryan Gravenberch
Ryan Gravenberch
sub
Jamal Musiala
Jamal Musiala
80'

TEL ME MORE

Mathys Tel, just 17, is on for Bayern. The French teenager replaces Mane, who was desperately unlucky not to get on the scoresheet.
80'

Substitution

sub
Mathys Tel
Mathys Tel
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Sadio Mané
Sadio Mané
74'

MANE'S LUCK'S OUT

Mane heads in from Müller, but it won't count. After a lengthy review, he's adjudged to have been marginally offside when Sane's initial shot from 18 yards came in.
71'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation Goal
Review Offside?
Decision No goal
70'

MANE!

Musiala does really well to pick out Mane in the six-yard box. He stoops to head goalwards, but only suceeeds in knocking it down onto his knee and wide. Can he make it three goals in as many competitive games for Bayern?
69'

WOLFSBURG CHANGE

Marmoush, who had been clutching his right right, makes way for Waldschmidt. The Egypt international has barely had a look-in today.
68'

Substitution

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Luca Waldschmidt
Luca Waldschmidt
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Omar Marmoush
Omar Marmoush
66'

FORMIDABLE RECORD

Bayern have never lost a home Bundesliga match to Wolfsburg (W23, D2). That doesn't look like changing today...
63'

MORE GOALS THAN EXPECTED...

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xGoals
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).
... and 13 in two-and-a-bit competitive games for the record champions!
xGoals
2
1.32
0.33
0
Goals
61'

Substitution

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Felix Nmecha
Felix Nmecha
sub
Mattias Svanberg
Mattias Svanberg
58'

DISALLOWED GOAL

Musiala shoots, Upamecano turns it home, but Müller is offside. Let-off for the Wolves...
57'

CLAWED AWAY!

Casteels prevents a third Bayern goal at the Allianz, the Belgian at full stretch to push Sane's deflected strike behind.
55'

WIDE!

Sane goes on the outside of Lacroix, before passing inside to Musiala. He touches it off to Müller, whose first-time shot from 18 yards deflects wide. So fluid from Nagelsmann's side.
53'

SUPER MANU

Kruse gets on the end of a ball into the Bayern box, but Neuer's out and makes himself big to block. Better from the Wolves, impecabble from Neuer.
52'

Yellow card

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Mattias Svanberg
Mattias Svanberg
46'

PERSONNEL CHANGES

Leroy Sane replaces Gnabry in the Bayern attack, while Kruse is on for Wimmer for Wolfsburg. The visitors perhaps switching to a 4-4-2...
Kick-off!
45'
+ 4

Substitution

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Leroy Sané
Leroy Sané
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Serge Gnabry
Serge Gnabry
45'
+ 4

Substitution

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Max Kruse
Max Kruse
sub
Patrick Wimmer
Patrick Wimmer
45'
+ 4

BAYERN IN COMPLETE CONTROL

The record champions have been brilliant, and could easily be further ahead. It's a long way back for Wolfsburg, you feel...
Half-time
45'
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MANE FOILED!

Davies sends Mane through on goal. He helps it on to Müller, who selflessly plays a return pass. It opens up for the Senegal star, but he delays his shot, allowing Wolfsburg to scramble back and force a rushed effort that doesn't trouble Casteels.
44'

BAYERN DOUBLE THEIR LEAD!

It's been coming! Davies tears away from Baku down the Bayern left. He cuts a ball back for Kimmich, whose first-time shot looks to be going wide until Müller sticks out a boot to divert it past Casteels.
44'

Thomas Müller

GOAL!

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Thomas Müller
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.
14 %
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GENERAL KIMMICH

Distance run (km)
5.2
5.2
Joshua Kimmich Patrick Wimmer
43'

Duels won
13
13
Joshua Kimmich Omar Marmoush
42'

DENIED!

Baku denies Musiala at close quarters. Sabitzer's piledriver is also blocked.
40'

CHANCE!

So slick from Bayern in and around the Wolfsburg box. Kimmich eventually takes on the shot, steering a left-footed strike straight at Casteels. Bayern playing with real intent since the goal...
36'

PAVARD!

Superb technique by the Frenchman. He gets real power behind his long-range hit that forces Casteels into a diving save.
33'

MUSIALA SCORES!

Bayern lead through their teenaged sensation. Davies stabs a pass to Müller, who helps it on to Musiala. Wolfsburg charge him, but he sees it coming and nonchalantly rolls Lacroix. The Germany international gets a lucky break off Wimmer, before steering past Casteels from 20 yards. He's now Bayern's record U20 scorer with 14 Bundesliga goals.
33'

Jamal Musiala

GOAL!

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Jamal Musiala
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.
12 %
33'

BAYERN IN CHARGE

Possession (%)
6634
32'

PROBING

Mane instigates an incisive Bayern move through the middle. Wimmer fluffs his clearance on the edge of the box, but Sabitzer can't direct his attempted shot on target.
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.
1.
Jamal Musiala
Jamal Musiala 33.74km/h
2.
Omar Marmoush
Omar Marmoush 33.41km/h
3.
Micky van de Ven
Micky van de Ven 33.32km/h
29'

NO PENALTY

There's a VAR check for a possible handball in the box against Micky van de Ven, but it's not given. Completely accidental.
28'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation No penalty
Review Handball?
Decision No penalty
25'

DRINKS BREAK

With temperatures around 30C in the Bavarian capital, the players are allowed to take on some additional fluids.
23'

Yellow card

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Sven Ulreich
Sven Ulreich
23'

OFFSIDE AGAIN

Bayern shift the ball with pace once more as Davies drifts inside and plays another outside-of-the-boot pass out to the right. Kimmich clips a pass into the area, but Müller and Mane are caught offside.
23'

ULREICH BOOKED

Bayern's substitute goalkeeper talks his way into the referee's book.
19'

DISALLOWED MANE GOAL

Brilliant passing from Bayern carves open the Wolfsburg defence. Upamecano - Musiala - Müller - Gnabry and finally Mane. He can't miss from close range, but was clearly offside. The VAR confirms as much.
18'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation Goal
Review Offside?
Decision No goal
18'

POSITIVE FROM WOLFSBURG

Goal attempts
1 off target
0 on target
2 off target
0 on target
18'

xGoals

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xGoals
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
0
0.13
0.13
0
Goals
15'

ON THE ICE

Hernandez is booked for an uncompromising bodycheck on Wimmer, straight out of the NHL. Marmoush's ensuing free-kick clips the head of Pavard and goes over for a corner that comes to nothing.
15'

Yellow card

yellowCard
Lucas Hernández
Lucas Hernández
14'

OFF THE BAR!

Kimmich with the first corner of the game. It's an out-swinger towards the near post, where Pavard outjumps Arnold and flicks a header against the top of the crossbar.
10'

MEEP, MEEP!

Rapid from Davies to dispossess Arnold. The Canadian then clips a lovely ball into the box for Mane, but his cut-back is too short and Wolfsburg can clear.
4'

OFF THE POST!

Wolfsburg have started brightly as a ball is clipped to the far post. Wimmer heads it back across goal, where Davies sticks out a boot to divert it behind off the outside of the left-hand post. Crucial intervention - Arnold was ready to pounce!
Kick-off!

MOMENT'S REFLECTION

There's a minute's reflection ahead of the game, in memory of former Bayern president Willi Hoffmann. With Hoffmann in charge, Bayern won the Bundesliga and DFB Cup twice each, and reached the final of the 1982 European Cup. He passed away on 9 August, aged 92.

TEAMS OUT

Kick-off's imminent at the Allianz Arena. Ominously, Bayern have scored in each of their last 28 Bundesliga meetings with Wolfsburg (80 goals all told). That's the record champions' longest goalscoring run against any top-flight team.
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WATCH: JAMAL MUSIALA - BAYERN'S 'BAMBI' TAKING GREAT STRIDES

He shone for Bayern Munich in the Supercup and shone again as they demolished Eintracht Frankfurt in their own backyard on Matchday 1. Jamal Musiala has made a blistering start to 2022/23, with his remarkable ability to skip past defenders inside the box once more to the fore. We chart the 19-year-old Germany international’s swift and remarkable rise from top talent to integral part of the record champions’ team.

MÜLLER MILESTONE

Thomas Müller makes his 417th Bundesliga appearance for Bayern, taking him second on the club's list of all-time appearance-makers. Only his namesake Gerd (472) played more in more top-flight matches.

THE NAGELSMANN VIEW

"We play a very high-speed game, especially in the final third due to having a lot of similar types of player, who like to play with each other and move a lot. In training this week we've again practised playing against opponents who defend deeper. Wolfsburg have a very good team, a very good squad. I expect them in different lines and not to sit back. They'll get in the game and want to win. I'm not expecting them to be wide open, but I don't expect them to park the bus."
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WATCH: BAYERN'S FANTASTIC FOUR

Bayern scored five against Leipzig and put six past Frankfurt. They've only tallied more goals after their first two competitive matches of a season once before (12, 1976/77). Six different scorers have stepped up post-Lewandowski, including Mane, Musiala and Gnabry. Müller, meanwhile, has two assists.

MORE ON THOSE TEAMS

Nagelsmann sticks with the same starting line-up that beat Leipzig in the Supercup and Frankfurt on Matchday 1. That means Matthijs de Ligt is again among the substitutes, while Jamal Musiala keeps out Leroy Sane. Kovac makes one change to the side that drew with Bremen as Josuha Guilavogui - on target from the bench on the opening weekend - dislodges Josip Brekalo in midfield.

BAYERN STARTING LINE-UP

Neuer (c) - Pavard, Upamecano, Hernandez, Davies - Kimmich, Sabitzer - Gnabry, Müller, Musiala - Mane

BAYERN SUBS

Ulreich, de Ligt, Sane, Sarr, Nianzou, Gravenberch, Tel, Mazraoui, Stanisic

WOLFSBURG STARTING LINE-UP

Casteels – Baku, Bornauw, Lacroix, Van de Ven – Svanberg, Guilavogui, Arnold (c) - Wimmer, L. Nmecha, Marmoush

WOLFSBURG SUBS

Pervan, Otavio, Waldschmidt, Vranckx, Kruse, Brekalo, Kaminski, Philipp, F. Nmecha

ONE OF A KIND - ALMOST

Kovac is matched by Franz Beckenbauer and Hansi Flick as the only men to have won the Bundesliga with Bayern as a player and coach.
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FAMILIAR FACE

Egypt international Omar Marmoush should continue in attack for head coach Niko Kovac, who returns to face his former employers for the first time. Kovac led Bayern to a Bundesliga and DFB Cup double in 2018/19, having denied the Bavarians cup glory a year earlier when he led Eintracht Frankfurt to that trophy.

WIND OUT OF WOLFSBURG'S SAILS

Wolfsburg have a couple of injury worries of their own. Jonas Wind, who scored in the Wolves' 2-2 draw against Bayern on the final day last season, misses out with a hamstring complaint, while midfielder Yannick Gerhardt is also sidelined.
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DE LIGT TO WAIT

Although De Ligt may have to wait for his starting debut in the Bundsliga, Marcel Sabitzer should retain his place alongside Joshua Kimmich in central midfield in the ongoing absence of Leon Goretzka.

NEVER CHANGE A WINNING TEAM

Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann said on Friday he has no need to change his starting line-up from the Frankfurt game, with Benjamin Pavard preferred to summer signing Noussair Mazraoui at right-back, and fellow new arrival Matthijs de Ligt expected to begin on the bench once more.
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THE MANE MAN

All eyes will be on Sadio Mane, who netted Bayern's third goal in the 6-1 thrashing of Eintracht Frankfurt last weekend, adding to his strike in the Supercup triumph over RB Leipzig. The Senegalese star has dovetailed brilliantly with Bayern's other attacking outlets since joining over the summer, with Jamal Musiala (three goals, one assist), Serge Gnabry (two goals, two assists) and Thomas Müller (two assists) all on fire so far, with Julian Nagelsmann's side seemingly adapting seamlessly to Robert Lewandowski's departure.
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