Bayern Munich had to be patient but a second-half brace from Robert Lewandowski lifted them to victory at Werder Bremen.

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Werder Bremen 0-2 Bayern Munich

Goals: Lewandowski (72', 75')

Bayern started strongly and new signing Corentin Tolisso was denied his second goal in as many games when he hit the crossbar early on. Arjen Robben had chances too, the best of which was a glancing header that went inches wide on 38 minutes. The champions’ pressure finally told in the final quarter when substitute Kingsley Coman brilliantly set up Lewandowski before the Pole got his second of the game and third in two matches just a couple of minutes later.

Line-ups

Bremen: Pavlenka - Bauer, Sane, Veljkovic - Gebre Selassie, Gondorf (Kainz 76'), M. Eggestein (Bargfrede 76'), Delaney (c), Augustinsson - Bartels (J. Eggestein 84'), Kruse
Coach: Alexander Nouri

Bayern: Neuer (c) - Kimmich, Süle, Hummels, Alaba - Vidal (Rudy 85'), Tolisso, Thiago - Robben (Coman 64'), Ribery (Müller 73') - Lewandowski
Coach: Carlo Ancelotti

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Match stats

  • Bremen were playing in their 1,800th Bundesliga match and their 900th home game.
  • Bayern have won their last 16 competitive games against Bremen – 14 in the Bundesliga and two in the DFB Cup – and have lost none of their last 21 meetings with them.
  • Robert Lewandowski has scored 12 goals in his last nine Bundesliga games against Bremen.

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