Watch: Davies: "We kept fighting"
Gladbach beat Bayern!
No, Gladbach get the win! Only Bayern's second defeat of the season. Over to Union and Dortmund on Sunday. What a game!
Tel blasts home Davies' lay-off. They couldn't, could they?
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Gladbach add a third!
Wow! Hofmann runs clear and crosses for Thuram to break his duck for 2023. The Foals cantering to victory...
Hands up if you have Hofmann in your Fantasy team...
Distance run (km)
Jonas Hofmann Joshua Kimmich
Title race latest
Bayern will stay top even if they lose, but Union will go first - and two points clear - with a win over Schalke tomorrow. Three points for Dortmund against Hertha would also take them level with the league leaders. Union go to Bayern next week...
Chances at both ends!
Davies does really well, but his finish doesn't match his mazy run. Gladbach go up the other end with Hofmann, who sends a cross-shot just past the far post.
Fresh legs in the Gladbach attack. Can Thuram use his pace to put this one beyond any doubt?
Don't hassle the Hof!
Cancelo on the left-hand side for Bayern. He opens up, but can only find the side netting with his shot from 18 yards. Omlin wasn't going to get there...
Tale of the tape
9 off target
6 on target
7 off target
3 on target
Tel shifts a pass to Sane on the edge of the area. He has red shirts to his left, but opts to cut in and shoot - straight at Omlin.
Like-for-like in the Bayern attack as Tel replaces Choups, but De Ligt's introduction suggests a return to a back three.
Off the bar!
Gladbach swarm again, with Bensebaini beating Kimmich to a loose ball on the edge of the Bayern box and smashing an effort off the top of the crossbar. That's still travelling - what a hit!
Gladbach retake the lead!
Well, well. Gladbach pounce on a heavy touch from Musiala in the Bayern half. Hofmann takes it on and feeds Plea, before continuing his run into the box and tucking away the return pass from close range. Nagelsmann is furious with his team!
Better from Gladbach, who work it down the right. Stindl looks for Plea in the centre, but his cross is too close to Sommer.
Sane comes in off the right and feeds Kimmich, who drives just past the upright from the edge of the area. The way Bayern have started the second half, you'd think Gladbach are the team playing with 10 men!
Musiala and Sane are on for Bayern. Gnabry and Gravenberch make way, having been pretty subdued in the first half.
What a finish!
Half time: Gladbach 1-1 Bayern
A thrilling first 45 comes to an end. Gladbach took the lead through Stindl after Bayern had Upamecano sent off, only for Choupo-Moting to restore parity with 35 minutes gone. The Foals have continued to create chances, though...
End to end!
Gladbach want a penalty as Kone tangles with Kimmich in the box. Bayern turn defence into attack, but Goretzka drags his shot on the run wide.
Into the first of three added minutes at the end of the first half. Gladbach are still pushing...
Superb reactions from the Bayern stopper to beat away Kone's fierce strike from inside the box. Choupo-Moting completes the clearance ahead of Lainer.
Gladbach come again with Hofmann. He runs at Blind, who deflects the Gladbach attacker's goal-bound shot wide of the near post. Itakura heads onto the roof of the net from the resultant corner.
Another warning shot
Plea now with a shot on the turn, but it's a routine diving save for Sommer to make.
The referee plays advantage after Goretzka catches Plea late. Hofmann collects and arrows goalwards, sending a low drive just past the far post. What a game we have at Borussia-Park!
So much for being a man down! Davies tears away from Lainer and pulls back an inch-perfect cross for Choupo-Moting to steer a fabulous first-time finish beyond Omlin. Rapid from the Bayern Road Runner.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
There goes Plea again as Gladbach exploit Bayern's high defensive line. He pulls his leg back on the corner of the six-yard box, but Pavard slides in to make a crucial block.
Bogey team by name, bogey team by nature
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Bayern play keep-ball, before feeding Choupo-Moting on the edge of the area. He snatches at his shot, though, and drags wide.
Speak of the devil! Gladbach catch Bayern out on the counter as Kone slides a ball in behind the defence for Stindl - but he puts it wide! Maybe, just maybe, he should have taken a touch to set himself.
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Gladbach now the favourites to win
Nagelsmann switches to a back four in light of Upamecano's sending off. Müller is the man sacrificed.
Hofmann wins a free-kick on the right for a handball against Davies. He decides to cut it back to the edge of the box for Stindl, who whips a first-time strike into the bottom corner, to Sommer's left. Straight off the training ground - talk about perfect start!
Sommer dives to his left to bet away the free-kick from Stindl. Can Gladbach make their man advantage count?
Plea is thorugh on goal as Gladbach break. Upamecano catches him on the edge of the box and is shown a red card. There's a lengthy review, but it stands. Bayern are down to 10 men!
Situation Red card
Review Denied goal-scoring opportunity?
Decision Red card
The ensuing free-kick finds Itakura at the far post, but he's mid-air and under pressure - and heads wide. Awkward one.
Davies eats up the ground as Gladbach attempt to send Hofmann over the top. The Gladbach man had a massive headstart on the Canadian, who is penalised for a foul.
Choupo-Moting creates an opening for Gravenberch, but his shot is blocked. Bayern are well up for this!
Davies going through the gears
Bayern on the attack with an early surge up the left from Davies. He plays it low into the box, but it's too far ahead of Gnabry and Choupo-Moting. He set up Coman's winner against PSG, rememeber.
Cauldron of noise
We have a full house as the two teams take to the field at Borussia-Park. Incredible atmosphere - quintessentially Bundesliga.
Off the pace
Gladbach have won just once since the turn of the year, and are some nine points adrift of the top six, prompting Farke to say his side are not in a position to challenge for the European places.
On a roll
Bayern have won four straight games, after beginning 2023 with three successive 1-1 draws, and have lost just once all season.
Gladbach fans with a tremendous show of respect for Sommer as he addresses the crowd and receives a photo collage commemorating his time at the club. He's visibly touched by the reception. What a servant he was.
Watch: Gladbach warming up
It's the 110th meeting between Gladbach and Bayern. Only the Bundesliga fixture between the record champions and Werder Bremen has been played more often (111). Bayern have beaten Gladbach 57 times to the Foals' 28. There have been 32 draws.
Watch: Bayern in the house
Thoughts on PSG
"We've got other players who can play in a back three," Nagelsmann said after Benjamin Pavard's sending off in the 1-0 win at PSG in midweek. He went on to name Daley Blind as one of them, so clearly has the decisive second leg on his mind with this team selection. The 32-year-old Netherlands international has featured in just two of Bayern's five league games in 2023, playing 35 minutes all told, since joining the record champions on a free transfer during the winter window.
More on those teams
Marcus Thuram is only fit enough for the bench after a calf problem, so Alassane Plea leads the line. Ramy Bensebaini returns at left-back, with Stefan Lainer on the opposite flank in place of Joe Scally, who has also been battling a muscular issue. As for Bayern, there's a full debut for defender Daley Blind. Alphonso Davies replaces Joao Cancelo, Serge Gnabry comes in for the injured Kingsley Coman and Gravenberch makes a rare start in midfield. As well as Cancelo, Matthijs de Ligt, Jamal Musiala and Leroy Sane drop to the bench.
Gladbach starting line-up
Omlin - Lainer, Itakura, Elvedi, Bensebaini - Kramer, Kone - Wolf, Hofmann, Stindl (c) - Plea
Olschowsky, Friedrich, Jantschke, Scally, Weigl, Ngoumou, Neuhaus, Herrmann, Thuram
Bayern starting line-up
Sommer - Pavard, Upamecano, Blind - Gnabry, Goretzka, Kimmich, Gravenberch, Davies - Müller (c), Choupo-Moting
Ulreich, De Ligt, Sane, Sarr, Cancelo, Tel, Musiala, Stanisic, Ibrahimovic
"We’re looking forward to the game. It’s always a highlight when you play against Bayern Munich, especially at home at Borussia-Park. We know we need an absolutely top performance and a lot of things have to come together. It’s a good chance for us to get the next points on the board, so we’re highly motivated to perform well and get a good result."
Sommer to "bid farewell" to Gladbach
All eyes will be on Bayern 'keeper Sommer today as he goes back to Borussia-Park for the first time as a Bayern player. And his new boss, Julian Nagelsmann, expects the Swiss international to get a proper send off from his former club today. "I think he will also be bid farewell before the game," said Nagelsmann. "That's a special moment."
Watch: Previous meeting: Bayern 1-1 Gladbach
Record beckons for Müller
Thomas Müller will make his 429th Bundesliga outing if he features here, putting him level with CEO Oliver Kahn for overall league appearances for the club. Only Sepp Maier (473) has represented Bayern more often in the Bundesliga.
Watch: Yann Sommer - one of the Bundesliga's best
Gladbach have earned 32 points against Bayern since summer 2011 (W9, D5, L9). No other Bundesliga team has taken more than 19 points off the reigning champions across the same period.