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Highlights

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Watch: De Ligt reaction

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Watch: Mazraoui reaction

90'
+ 6

Full time! Bremen 1-2 Bayern

Bayern hold on to remain a point clear at the top of the Bundesliga. Bremen made them work for it and, although not mathematical safe yet, will surely be playing top-flight football again next season.
Full-time
90'
+ 3

Nervy

Bremen are lumping balls into the box at every given opportunity. Bayern don't look comfortable...
90'
+ 1

Time added on

Into the first of five additional minutes. Suddenly, Bremen have all the momentum...
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.
Kingsley Coman
Kingsley Coman33.02km/h
3.
Marco Friedl
Marco Friedl31.58km/h
88'

Defensive reinforcement

Sarr for Mane - Tuchel's not taking any chances.
88'

Substitution

87'

Bremen pull one back!

Well, well. Stage sent a speculative effort narrowly wide moments ago, but Bayern do not heed the warning. They back off as Schmidt advances with the ball at his feet before nestling a superb long-range strike into the top corner. Is there to be another twist in the title race?
87'
Niklas Schmidt
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.
3 %
84'

Bayern the favourites

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Bayern the favourites
Bremen have staged some memorable comebacks this season, but the stats don't expect Bayern to throw this one.
45'
59.8 %
46'
58.6 %
Now
99.4 %
78'

Triple change

Fresh legs for Bremen. Ducksch was hobbling, so Werner won't want to take any risks with Füllkrug already on the sidelines.
76'

So close!

A Bittencourt shot is blocked behind for a corner that's worked back to Ducksch on the left-hand side. He cuts inside and curls a wicked effort just past the upright. Sommer didn't move.
76'

Pressure Handling

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Pressure Handling
This Match Fact examines how successfully players perform under pressure. The percentage of "solved situations" indicates how often a player has freed himself from opponent pressure by dribbling, passing, scoring a goal or drawing a foul.
80%
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Joshua Kimmich
10 times under pressure
Joshua Kimmich
75'

Two goals from four efforts on target

Not a bad return for Tuchel's men. They're now up to +50 in terms of goal difference. Dortmund are on +27.
Goal attempts
6off target
1on target
7off target
4on target
73'

Sane adds a second!

Bayern have a two-goal cushion! Cancelo is the architect, drifting in off the left-hand side before laying a pass off to Mazraoui. He slips it in behind Friedl for Sane to stroke a cute finish into the bottom corner.
72'

Leroy Sané

GOAL!

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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.
20 %
70'

Over from Weiser!

Lovely one-touch stuff from Bremen on the edge of the Bayern area. It opens up for Weiser, who lifts a shot over the bar from 18 yards. They're not done yet...
67'

Deserved lead for Bayern

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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).
The record champions have been rewarded for their persistence. They're going four points clear of Dortmund, who host Wolfsburg tomorrow.
xGoals
0
0.37
1.51
0
Goals
65'

Double change

Müller and Sane were ready just before Gnabry broke the deadlock. but Tuchel had a plan and he's stuck to it, despite that goal, with two changes made.
62'

Win Probability

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Win Probability
This Match Fact documents significant changes in the probability of victory for both teams during the course of the match. The value is based on actual match play and incorporates existing Match Facts such as Expected Goals, Skill and Set-Piece Dange
61'
49.7 %
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84.7 %
62'

There it is!

Bayern have had a good, sustained spell of pressure, and it has paid off! Gnabry is in the right place, at the right time to tuck the ball past Pavlenka from close range after Musiala scuffed the ball through for him.
62'

Serge Gnabry

GOAL!

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Serge Gnabry
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.
43 %
61'

Calls for handball

Kimmich's header down hits a Bremen arm in the box, but there is no penalty given for that.
60'

Even encounter

The statistics back up that Bremen are giving as good as they get here.
Goal attempts
4off target
1on target
5off target
2on target
59'

Weiser just wide

Bremen have had several good chances of their own, with Weiser at full stretch, but only able to guide an effort wide.
57'

Mane miss!

A collective gasp goes around the Weser Stadion as Gnabry steps inside and lays the ball on a plate for Mane, but the Senegalese forward places his effort just inches wide of the right-hand post!
52'

Pieper out of puff

An injury to Pieper means he is going to be the first of the 22 starting players to leave the field.
52'

Corner specialists

Considering that no team has been as dangerous as Bayern from corner this season - with seven goals scored, one from every 29 corners - giving them so many opportunities is perhaps not so wise for Bremen. They have got away with it so far...
Corners
0
9
51'

Gnabry overhead effort

Serge Gnabry tries to break the deadlock with an acrobatic overhead effort, but he fails to connect. He gets back on his feet, but is not quick enough to meet a low cross, which is turned behind for another Bayern corner.
48'

Weiser and Ducksch combine

A good opening carved out by Weiser - a former Bayern player - and Ducksch, but the eventual shot is blocked.
47'

Müller time coming?

How long will it be before we see Thomas Müller spring off the bench? Or perhaps Leroy Sane? So far, Thomas Tuchel has opted not to throw the dice, sticking with the 11 players he sent out at the start of the match.
Kick-off!
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Dortmund the happiest

So at the midway stage, neither Bayern nor Bremen fans will be particularly happy with this scoreline, but Dortmund fans will certainly be the happiest - as things stand, they would have an opportunity to go top tomorrow. But 45 minutes still to come...
Half-time
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Successful step

Barring a stoppage-time salvo, Bremen have made a major improvement on the first half of the reverse fixture, where they were already 4-1 behind at the break.
35'

Groß goes close!

Even bigger chance for Bremen, but Groß blazes over from eight yards out! Two huge chances for the hosts - how much will they regret missing them?
35'

Big chance for Weiser!

Schmid whips in a low cross from the goal line and it goes through the legs of Weiser, who cannot turn it in!
31'

Two in the book

Friedl lunges in on Musiala right on the halfway line, and after Pieper, he becomes the second member of Bremen's back three already in the referee's book.
30'

Bittencourt tries his luck

Leo Bittencourt has Bremen's first shot of the game, but it goes straight into the arms of Yann Sommer.
Goal attempts
0off target
1on target
1off target
2on 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.
28'

Bayern pushing

Bayern have broken into the final third of the field 23 times, Bremen just twice...
21'

Pavlenka prevents Pavard!

What a chance to open the scoring, but what a fine save! Pavard gets the header which is pushed away from point-blank range by Pavlenka!
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First in the book

A slightly late challenge by Joao Cancelo, who scrapes down the Achilles tendon of Leonardo Bittencourt, who is okay to continue as the Bayern full-back earns a warning.
13'

Goals guaranteed?

In view of shot efficiency, we have two of the top four teams in the Bundesliga out here this evening: Bayern have exceeded their Expected Goals (xG) by 12, with Bremen 9 goals over their xG. So despite the rather slow start, we can still expect goals.
8'

Pieper to the rescue

Bayern continuing to increase the pressure. Kimmich's cross was heading onto Mane's head, but Pieper leaps that little bit higher to head the ball behind for Bayern's second corner of the game.
8'

Bayern taking the ball

Perhaps not surprising that Bayern are already pulling ahead in the possession statistics.
Possession (%)
4357
7'

Musiala miss

The first real chance of the game falls for Musiala, who heads just wide - but he had nudged his marker away and a foul is given, so it would not have counted anyway.
3'

Mane misunderstanding

Bayern's first attack of the game comes to an early end as Mane tries to send Musiala down the left, but the pair were not quite on the same page.
Kick-off!

Any place but home?

Can Werder - with the league's worst home record this season - spring a surprise and beat Bayern - who have the best away record in the Bundesliga - to throw the title race wide open? We will find out soon!

Warm-ups over

The teams have left the field and the sprinklers are on. In just under 10 minutes, the ball will be rolling on the lush green baize - stick with us!
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Müller on the bench

It is the fourth game out of the last six that Thomas Müller sits on the bench. He knows how to be a super-sub, though, with both goals against Hertha last weekend coming when he took to the field.

Champions (League) with a win

If Bayern do beat Bremen, and make it a record-breaking 27 consecutive games unbeaten against the northern Germany club, then they will be able to celebrate qualification for the UEFA Champions League with three games of the season to spare.

Really so simple?

Well, the maths is simple, but Bayern are unbeaten in their last 26 Bundesliga meetings with Werder. So add that into the equation and if Bremen are to celebrate certain safety tonight, they really will have achieved something.

Safety in sight

With most of this weekend's results in, Bremen know that a win today would earn mathematical safety. It's as simple as that...
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Bremen shirts hanging

Bremen starting XI

Pavlenka – Pieper, Stark, Friedl (c) - Weiser, Bittencourt, Groß, Stage, Jung – Philipp, Schmid

Bremen subs

Zetterer, Veljkovic, Buchanan, Chiarodia, Schmidt, Gruev, Mbom, Philipp, Dinkci

Bayern starting XI

Sommer - Mazraoui, Pavard, de Ligt, Cancelo - Kimmich (c), Gravenberch - Gnabry, Musiala, Coman – Mane

Bayern subs

Ulreich, Sarr, Blind, Morrison, Pavlovic, Ibrahimovic, Sane, Müller, Tel
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Watch: Every goal scored by Füllkrug and Ducksch

They're the Bundesliga's deadliest strike partnership this season: enjoy all 28 goals scored by Niclas Füllkrug and Marvin Ducksch so far this term.
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Watch: Bayern 6-1 Bremen - previous meeting

Bayern hit four goals in the first 28 minutes to pave the way for a big win on Matchday 14, with Serge Gnabry hitting a hat-trick against his former club.
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Chance for Gravenberch?

With Leon Goretzka suspended for this game after collecting his fifth yellow card of the season, there is a space that needs to be filled in central midfield for Bayern alongside Joshua Kimmich. Ryan Gravenberch is the most like-for-like replacement, although Jamal Musiala has filled in before, which would open up room for Thomas Müller to start.
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Watch: Schalke 2-1 Bremen

Bremen looked on course to pick up three points that would have all but ensured their safety for another year, only to concede two goals in the final 10 minutes to lose against Schalke on Saturday.
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Watch: Bayern 2-0 Hertha Berlin

Enjoy highlights of Bayern's Matchday 30 success over Hertha that took Thomas Tuchel's side back to the league summit.

Head-to-head

Bayern have won 59 of the 111 Bundesliga meetings between these teams to date, equating to 53 percent. The have been 26 draws and 26 wins for Bremen. Werder's last victory over the Reds was a 5-2 success in Munich on 20 September 2008.
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Massive improvement

Ducksch had the second-worst finishing quota in the Bundesliga in the first half of the season, finishing 3.3 below his expected tally per the xG expected goals metric. From Matchday 18 onwards, however, he's been the best in the division with a return of +4.2.

Bremen's marksmen

Niclas Füllkrug is the top scorer in the Bundesliga this season with 16 goals, while strike partner Marvin Ducksch has more than anybody else in the league in the second half of the campaign (nine). Overall, Bremen's strikers have contributed a league-high 31 goals this term; Bayern's forwards only have 23.
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Watch: The most exciting Bundesliga title races of all time

Bayern are locked in a fierce battle with Dortmund for honours this term. Take a look back at some of the best title run-ins of yesteryear.

Record fixture

This will be the 112th Bundesliga meeting between these teams, making it the most-played fixture in Germany's top flight.

Bogey team

Bremen are winless in their last 26 Bundesliga meetings with Bayern.

Weight of history

Bayern have gone on to win the Bundesliga title 28 of the 29 times they have been top of the standings after Matchday 30. They only time they failed to do so was in 1992/93.

The stakes

Bremen are relatively safe in 12th place, seven points above the relegation zone. They could have ensured their survival with a win over Schalke last weekend, but now have their next chance to book Bundesliga football for 2023/24. For Bayern meanwhile, only a win will do as they look to hold off Dortmund's challenge for the title.
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