Watch: Matthijs de Ligt bemoans "unacceptable" performance
After what turned out to be the most dramatic of encounters in Stuttgart - where Borussia Dortmund were held to a 3-3 draw - Bayern maintain their two-point lead at the top of the standings with six games of the season left.
The referee blows the final whistle and Bayern have been held by Hoffenheim, who extend their unbeaten run to four games. Benjamin Pavard scored for the hosts while Kramaric's cool free kick earned a point for TSG.
Gnabry scuffs one
Serge Gnabry with a huge chance at the death. Musiala dinks a pass into the centre and Gnabry, with his back to goal, takes it and spins towards the target. His subsequent shot is scuffed and Baumann can claim the ball.
TSG make a late double swap, former Bayern man Rudy and youngster Tom Bischof coming on.
No go Müller
Bayern are pushing for the winner. Müller - on the right - tries to cross on the volley but the ball goes straight to Baumann, who claims at the second attempt.
Gnabry's big miss
Musiala feeds Gnabry, who turns Angelino and suddenly has the goal at his mercy. Gnabry snaps at the ball, which flies over the crossbar. That was the chance.
The Bayern substitute races through on the right and side-foots goalwards. Baumann dives and pushes that one away.
Akpoguma sees yellow
Akpoguma illegally stops a Bayern forward thrust and the Hoffenheim man goes into the ref's notebook. Kasper Dolberg is on.
Well now. For a second, Hoffenheim were three on two on the counter-attack. Kramaric just couldn't control at a crucial moment and the chance goes awry.
Gravenberch is on in place of Joao Cancelo.
We're heading into the last ten minutes. Hoffenheim are slowing things down as they go compact and look to frustrate their hosts. Will the visitors hold out or can Bayern break down the men in blue?
And Bayern look the likelier to get it.
Next goal crucial
Pavard at the double?
VAR says no. A corner goes all the way out to Musiala, who lifts one into the mixer. De Ligt flicks on and Pavard slides in to send the ball past Baumann. A VAR check sees the Frenchman offside.
Kramaric bends a free kick over the top of the wall and Sommer scrambles to get there. The goalkeeper gets something on it but the ball squeezes in. Hoffenheim are level!
Hoffenheim push forward
Not long after Gnabry has a shot blocked, Geiger sends a cross in at the other end. Plenty of legs swing at this but Bayern manage to clear to the edge of the area. Müller downs Kramaric and the visitors have a free kick in a dangerous position.
Baumann to TSG's rescue
Baumann dives to his right to fingertip Cancelo's dangerous shot wide of the upright. Top save. Bayern have increased the pace here.
Kimmich whips in a corner from the right and Gnabry ducks before flashing a header goalwards from close range. Baumann stops and holds on.
Shot clock increasing
Hoffenheim coach Matarazzo eyes those Bayern changes and opts for a couple of alternatives himself. Nsoki and Finn Becker race into the action.
Thomas Tuchel rings the changes. On come Musiala, Tel and Alphonso Davies. Bayern haven't been at their fluid best today. Will these swaps to the trick?
Pavard downs Christoph Baumgartner and that's going to be a booking for the Bayern man, who will miss next weekend's encounter at Mainz as a result.
Sommer comes to punch but the goalkeeper has directed the ball straight onto the bonce of Stiller, who nods wide of the target. Another decent chance for the visitors there.
Huge chance Hoffenheim
Angelino's flighted pass to the far post is missed by all comers. That sees the ball dropping to Pavel Kaderabek who is free. He strecthes and directs off target. Now THAT was a chance.
Joshua Kimmich Angelo Stiller
Swiss good to go
Bayern's Swiss shot stopper is back on his feet and ready to return to the action. Applause all around from the Bayern fans.
Angelino's cross has Sommer scrambling. The keeper reaches for the ball and is clobbered by Kramaric. It was unintentional from the Croation but Sommer is down receiving treatment.
Sane has a pop
Gnabry plays the ball back for Sane, who strikes off target.
Bayern's title rivals are a couple of goals up at ten-man Stuttgart. As things stand, the Bavarian giants are two points ahead of second-placed BVB in the standings.
Buamann denies Coman
A snapshot from Bayern's French attacker at the beginning of the second half is dealt with by Oliver Baumann, who drops to the floor to beat out the effort.
Off we go again
Bayern get the second half underway ...
The hosts go in at the break with a narrow lead thanks to Benjamin Pavard's close-range strike.
FCB are good value for their first-half lead here.
The ball is lifted to the far post. Kabak leaps and heads out for a corner with Müller prowling. The subsequent set-piece comes to nothing.
Raising the bar
Gnabry a whisker away
So close from Bayern's No. 7. Sane with a tasty back-heeled pass into Gnabry's path. The attacker takes a couple of touches, switching the ball onto his left foot and pummels a wonderful shot that edges just past the far post.
TSG quiet up top
Kimmich whips in the corner and Müller rises above the rest, only to head overt the crossbar.
As we watch Hoffenheim try to get back into this game, it's interesting to note that Bayern have now scored at least a goal in their last the 54 Bundesliga home games.
Defenders on top
That's the defender's fourth goal this season, equalling his best return for a campaign from 2019/20. The 27-year-old has also produced an assist in his 25 top-flight appearances in 2022/23.
Kimmich's corner is nodded out to Coman, whose shot finds a way to Pavard's feet. The France international controls and pokes the ball low into the net from close range.
Brooks blocks Gnabry's shot. Corner Bayern.
FCB in command
No way through
Bayern play some neat passes around outside the Hoffenheim box. Gnabry races into the area and tries to cut one back. Nobody there for the hosts.
Tuchel demands more
The Bayern boss is giving it the forearm whirl, asking for more pace from his side, who respond. Kimmich and Müller combine in the Hoffenheim box but the visitors manage to clear.
The visitors are applying a heavy press in the final third but Bayern are calmly dealing with it, for the moment. High-energy start from the men in blue.
Oooh, Pavard smacks one from range and looks on as the ball fizzes over the top. Decent effort, although Baumann had it covered.
The visitors win a corner on the right. Angelino takes but the set-piece comes to nothing.
Coman looks to dink one to the far post but he's overcooked that pass and the attack breaks down.
Game on !
We are underway at the Allianz Arena!
Roars all around
Bayern and Hoffenheim have made their way onto the pitch and are waving up to both sets of fans. Kick off is imminent!
Teams in tunnel
Both sides have descended the steps inside the Allianz Arena tunnel and the supporters outside now await their appearance ...
Bayern in shape
TSG put through their paces
Both sides have completed their respective warm-ups and we await their appearance in the tunnel at the Allianz Arena. The big-match atmosphere is rapidly building!
Matarazzo's Tuchel memory
Hoffenheim's coach mentioned he had the pleasure of meeting new Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel once before, but that it was a very long time ago. “I have only met Thomas Tuchel once, at a youth team match against Mainz," Matarazzo explained. "I greeted him and we spoke briefly. But he probably does not remember that anymore.”
Bayern team news
TSG team news
Bayern starting XI
Sommer - Pavard, Upamecano, de Ligt, Cancelo - Kimmich, Goretzka - Coman, Müller (c), Sane - Gnabry
Ulreich, Davies, Blind, Stanisic, Mazraoui, Sarr, Gravenberch, Musiala, Tel
Hoffenheim starting XI
Baumann (c) - Kabak, Brooks, Akpoguma - Kaderabek, Geiger, Stiller, Angelino - Kramaric - Bebou, Baumgartner
Philipp, Nsoki, Bicakcic, Rudy, Becker, Delaney, Bischof, Skov, Dolberg
The key changes
Deploying Christoph Baumgartner as a makeshift striker and Andrej Kramaric in a more withdrawn role has been a key part of the winning formula, with the duo directly involved in five of the team's last seven goals. The new-found defensive stability provided by a back three of Kevin Vogt, John Brooks and Kevin Akpoguma, meanwhile, has left Ozan Kabak playing second fiddle since missing the Hertha win through suspension.
Turned the corner
Hoping for help from elsewhere
Unlike Bayern, Hoffenheim would certainly welcome a Dortmund win. Although Pellegrino Matarazzo's side have put five points between themselves and the relegation play-off spot currently spot occupied by VfB Stuttgart, they are by no means out of the woods yet.
Goals from the back
Lack of attacking candidates
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Müller to start?
The recently appointed Bayern tactician is looking to become the first coach at the Bavarian giants to win his first three Bundesliga games in charge since Niko Kovac did so in 2018. The 49-year-old lost just once in 14 competitive games against Hoffenheim during his managerial career in Germany with Mainz and Dortmund.
TSG's winning six-pointer
Delightful De Ligt
Matarazzo's Sinsheim army
Pellegrino Matarazzo only took up the reins at Hoffenheim on February 8 last but the tactician appears to finally have the team clicking following a tricky season. The Sinsheimers have been locked in a relegation battle but taking nine points from nine available recently has Saturday's visitors with their heads above water in 14th place.
Tale of the tape
Back to the Bundesliga
Bayern are looking to brush off a midweek Champions League setback against Manchester City by focusing on the bread and butter that is the Bundesliga. A title race for the ages is taking place and the Bavarians face a Hoffenheim side that are growing in confidence after three wins in a row.