GAME, SET, MATCH
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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Alphonso Davies 35.97km/h
Jeremie Agyekum Frimpong 34.79km/h
Moussa Diaby 34.40km/h
TALE OF THE TAPE
MÜLLER MAKES IT FOUR!
Hradecky won't want to see this one again. There doesn't appear to be any danger as the goalkeeper receives a pass back, but he loses his footing as he attempts to play the ball, leaving Müller with a simple-tap-in.
GOAL!4 : 0
Musiala is given a warm round of applause by the home crowd as he is taken off following a spectacular display. Gravenberch comes on for him, while Mazraoui is also on for Upamecano.
Sane is given a rest and is replaced by a strikingly blonde Choupo-Moting, while Hlozek takes Diaby's place for Leverkusen.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
GNABRY HAS A GO
The Germany international strikes a powerful left-footed drive at goal from a tight angle, but Hradecky beats it away at his near post.
The 19-year-old has just been doing everything right today.
With a jam-packed fixture list in October, with Champions League games coming thick and fast, Nagelsmann gives Mane and Sabitzer a breather. on Come Gnabry and Goretzka.
SO CLOSE FROM LEVERKUSEN!
Surely the visitors must pull one back here! Azmoun has an effort blocked and he tries to find the better-placed Adli with the rebound, but the Frenchman is caught flat-footed and the ball goes out of play. That would have been an easy tap-in!
11 times under pressure
Two more substitutions as they throw a couple of different attackers at Bayern now, hoping to find a foothold in the game.
OVER FROM SANE
Musiala is in the thick of it again as he charges forward in a central position before laying the ball off to Sane, arriving on the right-hand corner of the box. He shoots first time but it loops up well over the bar.
MANE GOAL DISALLOWED
Mane smashes the ball in the net after a brilliant run from Musiala, but it won't count as there was a foul on Kossounou in the build-up. That's the sixth goal Mane has had chalked off in the Bundesliga this season.
Review Previous foul?
Decision No goal
HRADECKY THWARTS MANE!
Mane very nearly gets his second after evading a couple of challenges in the box to get a shot away, but the Leverkusen stopper paws it clear. He's forced into action again moments later to tip a thundering drive from De Ligt over the bar.
DIABY MAKING MISCHIEF
The Frenchman shows quick feet to jink away from Davies on the Leverkusen right before playing a reverse pass into Schick's path. De Light has read the danger though and shields the ball out for a goal kick.
20 times under pressure
BRILLIANT FROM BAYERN
Davies, Musiala and Sane are all involved as an attack sweeps from left to right. The latter eventually feeds the ball to Pavard on the overlap and his cross into the middle is very nearly met by a Mane diving header, but Hradecky pounces off his line just in time to flick the ball away.
UNDER WAY AGAIN!
The second 45 minutes are up and running. No changes from Bayern, but Leverkusen have made two changes during the interval.
THREE AND EASY
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Matthijs de Ligt Patrik Schick
MANE GETS HIS GOAL!
The Senegal international nets his fourth goal of the season, and first since Matchday 3. Musiala is again involved, finding Mane on the edge of the Leverkusen area. His first touch isn't great but it deceives the Leverkusen defence, allowing Mane time to adjust his feet and plant a low shot into Hradecky's bottom-left corner. A lovely finish.
GOAL!3 : 0
OVER FROM ANDRICH!
This is as close as Leverkusen have come! Diaby scampers down the left before playing the ball back to Andrich. He drives inside and curls a dipping shot towards the far corner. It has Neuer worried enough that he dives full stretch, but the ball skims the roof of the net as it goes over.
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OVER FROM SABITZER
A corner routine straight off the training ground as Kimmich pings the ball from the left to the edge of the area, where Sabitzer is arriving. He side-foots it at goal on the volley it it sails just over.
NO WAY THROUGH
Leverkusen have tried to push forward over the last couple of minutes, probing both on the left and the right. Bayern are just too quick and too well organised though.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Alphonso Davies 34.97km/h
Jeremie Agyekum Frimpong 34.79km/h
Patrik Schick 33.67km/h
Bayern's front four are playing in an unfamiliar line-up so far. Mane is wide on the left, Sane on the right, with Musiala and Müller as centre forwards.
Davies scampers forward down the left and plays a low cross into the box, following a lovely flick from Musiala. It comes to nothing, but Bayern haven't taken their foot off the gas.
Musiala now has 22 competitive goals for Bayern, all of which have come from open play. He has a team-best seven goals in all competitions this season.
A beautiful goal in its simplicity. Upamecano pings a long ball out from the back, which Musiala heads to Müller, who instantly volleys it back into his path. Musiala still has a lot to do, 16 yards out and over to the right, but his fierce drive catches Hradecky off guard and goes in at the near post!
GOAL!2 : 0
OVER FROM KIMMICH
The Bayern midfielder lines up a free-kick, 25 yards out in a central position. He strikes it with venom but not enough curl or dip and it whistles well over the target.
FIRST GLIMPSE FROM LEVERKUSEN
Bayern have been relentless in this opening period but suddenly Leverkusen have a sight of Neuer's goal as the ball comes to the unmarked Frimpong on the right-hand corner of the box. He shapes to shoot and is immediately put under pressure from a covering defender, and his effort is blocked.
CHEEKY ONE FROM MANE
The Senegal international enters the Leverkusen box on the left, with Tabsoba blocking his path. He shapes to cross but instead squeezes out a shot, aiming for Hradecky's near post, but it lacks the necessary power to beat the Leverkusen goalkeeper.
Statistically speaking, the game should still be goalless. But such was the quality of Musiala in evading Bakker and then Sane's finish that Bayern have the lead.
PUNCHING ABOVE THEIR WEIGHT
Musiala with a lovely dip of the shoulder on the right wing to escape Bakker's attentions. He drives forward and plays a low cross into the middle, finding Sane, whose shot nestles into the bottom corner. What a start!
GOAL!1 : 0
The Bayern centre-back remains on the ground for a few moments after landing awkwardly following a routine challenge with Schick. He looks like he'll be ok to continue though.
AND WE'RE OFF!
Bayern get the ball rolling at the Allianz Arena!
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WATCH: PREVIOUS MEETING: BAYERN 1-1 LEVERKUSEN
Bayern have won this fixture 59 percent of the time in the Bundesliga, taking maximum points from 51 of the 86 meetings. That figure increases to 74 percent in home games (32 wins from 43). There have been 17 draws and 18 victories for Leverkusen, although Die Werkself haven't triumphed since a 2-1 success in Munich in November 2019.
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TEAM NEWS - BAYERN
Julian Nagelsmann has made two changes in the wake of the shock defeat by Augsburg prior to the international break. Benjamin Pavard returns at right-back in place of Noussair Mazraoui, while in central midfield Marcel Sabitzer is preferred to Leon Goretzka.
WATCH: BAYERN TO WEAR SPECIAL 'OKTOBERFEST' JERSEYS
TEAM NEWS - LEVERKUSEN
Boss Gerardo Seoane has only made one change to his side following the 1-1 draw with Werder Bremen on Matchday 7: Mitchel Bakker replaces Piero Hincapie at left-back. Callum Hudson-Odoi retains his spot in attacking midfield, having edged ahead of Adam Hlozek in the pecking order.
WATCH: LEVERKUSEN PITCH INSPECTION
BAYERN STARTING XI
Neuer (c) - Pavard, Upamecano, de Ligt, Davies - Kimmich, Sabitzer - Sane, Müller, Musiala - Mane
Ulreich, Gnabry, Goretzka, Choupo-Moting, Gravenberch, Tel, Mazraoui, Stanisic
LEVERKUSEN STARTING XI
Hradecky (c) - Kossounou, Tah, Tapsoba, Bakker - Andrich, Demirbay - Frimpong, Hudson-Odoi, Diaby - Schick
Lomb, Sinkgraven, Fosu-Mensah, Hincapie, Amiri, Aranguiz, Adli, Hlozek, Azmoun
WATCH: BAYERN TARGET RETURN TO WINNING WAYS
"NOT THE START WE WANTED"
In the Leverkusen camp, Gerardo Seoane has been just as honest after a disappointing start to the campaign. He said in his own pre-match press conference: "It's not been the start we wanted. We've had two or three games in which we've produced unsatisfactory performances and got the result we deserved."
"WE'RE NOT WHERE WE EXPECTED TO BE"
Bayern boss Nagelsmann has been speaking in the build-up, sharing a pretty blunt assessment of his side's current situation. "We're not where we expect to be in the table," he said. "We need to be aware that when the day comes, we have to be in first place. We want to perform accordingly tomorrow. We need points and wins."
Bayern are without a win in four Bundesliga matches for the first time since 2001. After drawing with Gladbach, Union and Stuttgart, Julian Nagelsmann's side lost 1-0 to Augsburg on Matchday 7. It was the first time in 87 Bundesliga matches they failed to score.
Bayern resume their title defence in fifth place, behind Hoffenheim, Freiburg, Borussia Dortmund and leaders Union Berlin. Leverkusen, who have only won once this season, begin the weekend down in 15th, above the relegation zone on goal difference. They finished third last term, don't forget!
With the September international break out of the way, it's back to the bread and butter of the Bundesliga. And what better way to kick off Matchday 8 as defending champions Bayern Munich - without a win in FOUR - host faltering Bayer Leverkusen...