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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.
Jamie Leweling
Jamie Leweling 34.37km/h
2.
Sheraldo Becker
Sheraldo Becker 34.04km/h
3.
Dayot Upamecano
Dayot Upamecano 33.93km/h
87'

Yellow card

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Rani Khedira
Rani Khedira
85'

Substitution

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Paul Seguin
Paul Seguin
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András Schäfer
András Schäfer
85'

Substitution

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Genki Haraguchi
Genki Haraguchi
sub
Morten Thorsby
Morten Thorsby
85'

Substitution

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Leon Goretzka
Leon Goretzka
sub
Alphonso Davies
Alphonso Davies
84'

DENIED!

Bayern shift through the gears with Davies. He starts the move and ends it - just not how he would have liked. He stumbles into the ball rather than striking it, and Rönnow gets down to block.
81'

Substitution

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Niko Gießelmann
Niko Gießelmann
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Julian Ryerson
Julian Ryerson
76'

SUPER MANU!

Union haven't created much, but they're so close to taking the lead. Leweling outpaces and outmuscles Upamecano on his way through on the Bayern goal. He tries to catch out Neuer at his near post, but Bayern's skipper throws out a steel-like wrist to push it behind.
73'

FRESH LEGS

Union have made life very difficult for Coman. Can Gnabry find a way through?
73'

LUCKY!

Gravenberch catches Ryerson late. It's the toe rather than shin, though. Had it been the latter, the Bayern sub might have been shown his marching orders.
73'

Substitution

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Serge Gnabry
Serge Gnabry
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Kingsley Coman
Kingsley Coman
72'

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Ryan Gravenberch
Ryan Gravenberch
63'

DOUBLE CHANGE - UNION

Becker begrudgingly makes way, with Leweling on alongside Michel in the Union attack. Behrens also heads off.
62'

DOUBLE CHANGE - BAYERN

Here comes Müller for his 633rd competitive appearance as a Bayern player. He's now outright second among the record appearance-makers. Gravenberch is also on, after impressing on his full debut in the cup in midweek. Musiala and Kimmich make way.
62'

Substitution

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Sven Michel
Sven Michel
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Kevin Behrens
Kevin Behrens
62'

Substitution

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Jamie Leweling
Jamie Leweling
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Sheraldo Becker
Sheraldo Becker
62'

Substitution

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Ryan Gravenberch
Ryan Gravenberch
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Joshua Kimmich
Joshua Kimmich
62'

Substitution

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Thomas Müller
Thomas Müller
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Jamal Musiala
Jamal Musiala
61'

MÜLLER PRIMED AND READY

Thomas Müller is about to come on for Bayern...
59'

BAYERN TURNING THE SCREW

Goal attempts
3 off target
2 on target
11 off target
5 on target
55'

MANE!

Union have largely kept Mane quiet, but he fashions an opening before pulling a shot wide.
Kick-off!
45'
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HALF-TIME! UNION 1-1 BAYERN

It's all square in the capital after Kimmich cancelled out Becker's early goal. Union have given little away, and will be quietly confident they can get at least a draw. Nagelsmann may already be thinking about making changes.
Half-time
45'

SANE!

Bayern attack up the right-hand side with Pavard. Musiala collects and feeds Sane, who goes for precision over power and curls wide of the far post.
44'

CLOSE!

Becker controls a miscued Davies clearance and crosses towards the corner of the six-yard box. Behrens helps it on to Ryerson, but Pavard gets there first. Crucial intervention.
43'

ROUGH AND TUMBLE

Knoche's lucky to avoid a booking after going through the back of Mane. That's one way to stop the Senegal star. Bayern were in pass-and-move mode for a moment.
40'

UNION HOLDING FIRM

Possession (%)
3268
40'

Passes
87
307
37'

GREAT SAVE!

Musiala skips the challenges before sliding a ball into the box for Sane. He catches it really well, but Rönnow diverts the Bayern No.10's low strike to safety with his trailing foot.
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BUSINESS-LIKE KIMMICH

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TEKKERS!

33'

FOOTRACE

Union aim long for resident speedster Becker, but de Ligt tracks his run and pokes the ball in to touch.
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.
Kingsley Coman
Kingsley Coman 33.84km/h
2.
Julian Ryerson
Julian Ryerson 32.42km/h
3.
Christopher Trimmel
Christopher Trimmel 32.33km/h
27'

BOOKING

Kimmich is the first player into the referee's black book. The Bayern terrier caught Thorsby a touch late and high.
26'

Yellow card

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Joshua Kimmich
Joshua Kimmich
18'

TWO DIFFICULT CHANCES TAKEN

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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
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0.15
0.22
1
Goals
16'

KIMMICH LEVELS!

Don't poke the bear! Musiala's shot following a corner is blocked back out to set-piece taker Kimmich. It's a difficult angle, but he makes it look easy with a low drive that whistles through the ruck of bodies and into the bottom corner. Game on!
15'

Joshua Kimmich

GOAL!

1 : 1
Joshua Kimmich
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 %
14'

PERSONAL BEST

That's five Bundesliga goals for Becker already this season - a league high and personal best. Fischer might be wondering why he didn't start playing him as a striker sooner!
13'

BECKER STRIKES FIRST!

Union lead the record champions! Trimmel floats a free-kick from left to right. Becker is unmarked and sends a fablous side-footed volley into the far corner. Neuer barely moved!
12'

Sheraldo Becker

GOAL!

1 : 0
Sheraldo Becker
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 %
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CORNER THREAT

Never one to shy away from a shot from distance, Pavard win's Bayern's first corner with a deflected drive. Kimmich's first effort towards the near post is put behind for another. De Ligt attacks the second delivery, but Union smuggle it clear.
4'

BECKER ALERT

Becker with the chance to run at the Bayern defence for the first time. He's surrounded by Bayern shirts, but still manages to dig out a cross that de Ligt shepherds behind. De Ligt is first to the ensuing delivery. Becker then lumps a return pass into the arms of Neuer.
3'

STRONG BAYERN START

Davies advances and fires in a low cross. Musiala can't bring it under control, though, and Khedira hacks clear. Sane then has a shot charged down by Knoche, before Sabitzer shoots wide from range.
1'

UNDER WAY!

The ball's rolling in Berlin. Union are in red and white stripes, Bayern in navy blue with red flashes.
Kick-off!

MOMENT'S REFLECTION

The players gather around the centre circle in an act of remembrance, 50 years on from the terrorist attack on the Israeli Olympic team at the 1972 Munich games.

HERE COME THE TEAMS!

Superb atmosphere as the teams take to the field in Köpenick. The winner - if there is one - will go top of the Bundesliga!

IRON UNION

The 22,000 home fans belt the out club's anthem, 'Eisern Union', or 'Iron Union'. Remarkable to think this is still only their fourth Bundesliga season. Feels like they've been around a lot longer.
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WATCH: ALL JAMAL MUSIALA'S BUNDESLIGA GOALS

The Bayern teen is back in the starting line-up after missing the Bochum win through injury, and beginning the Gladbach draw on the bench. He's level on three Bundesliga goals with Mane this season, and has 14 in 60 top-flight games all told.

FINELY TUNED MACHINE

Bayern have averaged 61 percent possession in their Bundesliga matches so far this season and have completed 88.7 percent of their passes from open play. Little wonder they have only allowed opposing teams a league-low 34 shots at goal this term.

NUMBERS GAME

Union are the only Bundesliga team not to fall behind in a game this season. What's more, they've won a league-best 120 aerial duels, covered more ground than anyone else (72.4 miles per game) and also committed more fouls than any other team (59).

UNION TEAM NEWS

The hosts have made four changes to the team that hammered Schalke last weekend. Behrens, Schaefer, Trimmel and Jaeckel come in for Jordan, Haberer, Gießelmann and Leite. USMNT international, Jordan, is sidelined with a muscular issue.

BAYERN TEAM NEWS

Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann has almost a full squad at his disposal today and Union will have to deal with an attacking quartet that will surely have the visitors sweating this afternoon. Coman, Musiala and Sane will look to interchange with Mane as the record champions look to add to their 16-goal haul.

UNION SUBS

Grill, Gießelmann, Puchacz, Öztunali, Seguin, Haraguchi, Michel, Pantovic, Lewelling

UNION TEAM

Rönnow - Doekhi, Knoche, Jaeckel - Trimmel (c), Thorsby, Khedira, Schäfer, Ryerson - Becker, Behrens

BAYERN SUBS

Ulreich, Gnabry, Goretzka, Choupo-Moting, Hernandez, Müller, Gravenberch, Mazraoui, Stanisic

BAYERN TEAM

Neuer - Pavard, Upamecano, de Ligt, Davies - Kimmich, Sabitzer - Coman, Musiala, Sane - Mane
3:20
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WATCH: JORDAN - A STAR IN STRIPES

Signed as a direct replacement for Taiwo Awoniyi, US international Jordan has proved a revelation at Union. The ex-Young Boys forward has scored two goals and provided a couple of assists in his four games to date, which included a memorable strike in Union's 3-1 opening day win against Hertha.
2:03
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WATCH: BAYERN 4-0 UNION

Bayern were also the last team to beat Union in the Bundesliga, back in March.
2:03
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WATCH: UNION 2-5 BAYERN

Union only lost twice at home last season - to Dortmund and Bayern.
0:18
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WATCH: BECKER OOZING CONFIDENCE

Union's Becker has outscored Mane so far this Bundesliga season. He also has two assists to go with his four goals.

FEET ON THE GROUND

Despite finishing fifth last season and having already accounted for Leipzig in 2022/23, top-four murmurs are being brushed aside in the Union camp. "Our first goal is [remaining in] the Bundesliga," said top scorer Sheraldo Becker. "We want to show everybody we are a team, we are stable [and that] we're here to stay."

PERSONNEL UPDATE

Fischer is without defender Diogo Leite, so Paul Jaeckel should come in in the only change to the Schalke romp. Julian Nagelsmann made a number changes in midweek, and is expected to recall the likes of Manuel Neuer, Benjamin Pavard, Alphonso Davies and Marcel Sabitzer. Mathys Tel, who became Bayern's youngest ever goalscorer, aged 17 years and 126 days old, misses out with a knock.
4:02
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WATCH: SADIO MANE - WORLD STAR

Sadio Mane was one of five different goalscorers in Cologne, the Senegal star adding to his Supercup strike and three Bundesliga goals. We hear from the man himself and former mentor Jürgen Klopp.
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FIVE-STAR BAYERN

Bayern romped to a 5-0 victory in their rearranged DFB Cup first-round tie with 3. Liga's Viktoria Cologne on Wednesday. They've now scored 26 goals across six competitive matches so far this season.

FISCHER'S TAKE

"Bayern have a lot of players that are extremely quick, players that can decide a game. It will take courage, both with and without the ball. But we're not thinking about a top-of-the-table clash, we just want to play as well as we can."

NAGELSMANN'S VIEW

"Union have developed well, playing direct football to their two strikers. It's a great stadium with amazing fans. We're going to try our best to compete. It's challenging to play there, but doable. And we will make changes after the cup game."

STRONG RECORD

Bayern are unbeaten in their six Bundesliga meetings with Union (W4, D2). They are the only team to have recorded two Bundesliga away wins at the fortress Alten Försterei.
0:56
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WATCH: NINETEEN SAVES OF SOMMER

Sommer set a new Bundesliga record for saves in a single match by stopping a whopping 19 Bayern shots last time out. On any other day, it would have been a rout!
2:03
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WATCH: BAYERN 1-1 GLADBACH

Bayern dropped points for the first time this season as Gladbach's Yann Sommer put on a goalkeeping masterclass in a gripping 1-1 draw at the Allianz Arena.
2:03
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WATCH: SCHALKE 1-6 UNION

Sheraldo Becker and substitute Sven Michel each scored twice as Union chalked up their biggest Bundesliga win on Matchday 4.

THE SEASON SO FAR

Union have made a flying start to 2022/23, beating Hertha (3-1), Leipzig (2-1) and Schalke (6-1), whilst drawing 0-0 with Mainz. Bayern were held to a 1-1 draw by Gladbach last time out, after posting wins over Frankfurt (6-1), Wolfsburg (2-0) and Bochum (7-0).

WELCOME!

These are heady days for Union Berlin! Urs Fischer's side are level on 10 points with Bayern Munich going into Matchday 5, and will go top with a win. Stay tuned!
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