Watch: Matthijs de Ligt bemoans "unacceptable" performance

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Lead maintained

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.
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Game over

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.
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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.
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Hoffenheim changes

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.

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes

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.
Alphonso Davies
Alphonso Davies33.18km/h
Kingsley Coman
Kingsley Coman32.84km/h

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.

Tel stopped

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.

Sinsheimers counter

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.

Hosts change

Gravenberch is on in place of Joao Cancelo.

Hoffenheim compact

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?

Next goal crucial

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).
And Bayern look the likelier to get it.

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.
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
DecisionNo goal

Kramaric scores!

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!

Andrej Kramarić


Andrej Kramarić
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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.

Gnabry header

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 have had their first couple of efforts of the game in this second half.

TSG respond

Hoffenheim coach Matarazzo eyes those Bayern changes and opts for a couple of alternatives himself. Nsoki and Finn Becker race into the action.

Triple swap

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 booked

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.

TSG again

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.

Running men

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.

Sommer hurt

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.

Dortmund watch

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 ...
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Half time

The hosts go in at the break with a narrow lead thanks to Benjamin Pavard's close-range strike.
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Bayern expect

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).
FCB are good value for their first-half lead here.

Kabak alert

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

Bayern have beaten their own previous record for scoring in the first half in consecutive games. The new record stands at 52 straight matches after today.

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

Easy to see who has been forcing the issue here.

Müller over

Kimmich whips in the corner and Müller rises above the rest, only to head overt the crossbar.

Perennial scorers

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.

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
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Dayot Upamecano
Dayot Upamecano32.61km/h
Serge Gnabry
Serge Gnabry32.41km/h
Ihlas Bebou
Ihlas Bebou32.24km/h

Defenders on top

Interestingly, Bayern's last three goals in all competitions have been scored by defenders. Pavard today follows Matthijs de Ligt, who netted last week's winner against Freibrug. Dayot Upamecano scored in the DFB Cup loss, also against Freiburg, prior to that.

Pavard again

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.

Hosts lead!

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.

Benjamin Pavard


Benjamin Pavard
50 %

Bayern chance

Brooks blocks Gnabry's shot. Corner Bayern.

FCB in command

Tuchel's men are bossing this one, unsurprisingly. Hoffenheim are looking compact, though. The hosts will have to work hard for an opening.

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.

TSG pressing

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.

Pavard strike

Oooh, Pavard smacks one from range and looks on as the ball fizzes over the top. Decent effort, although Baumann had it covered.

TSG probing

The visitors win a corner on the right. Angelino takes but the set-piece comes to nothing.

Bayern build

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

Not so long ago, the hosts got their legs pumping as they warmed up for this Matchday 28 encounter.

TSG put through their paces

Hoffenheim are looking good ahead of what is a monumental challenge for Matarazzi's men.

Tick tock

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!

Significant experience

Both team captains today have played a combined 855 Bundesliga games between them. Bayern's Müller is all set to feature in his 436th German top-flight game while Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann is about to make it 421 matches in the Bundesliga.

Unique Kramaric

Just one player from the current Hoffenheim set-up has managed to score at the Allianz Arena before. That man is Andrej Kramaric, who netted for his team in a 4-1 reverse back in January 2021.

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

Thomas Tuchel opts for two changes to the side that began the midweek defeat against Manchester City in the Champions League. Joao Cancelo replaces Alphonso Davies at left-back while Thomas Müller is in for Jamal Musiala in attack.

TSG team news

Hoffenheim are showing two changes to the side that started last weekend's win against Schalke. Kevin Vogt is missing with a knee injury, meaning Ozan Kabak returns the back three. Meanwhile, Angelo Stiller replaces the benched Finn Becker in midfield for the visitors.

Bayern starting XI

Sommer - Pavard, Upamecano, de Ligt, Cancelo - Kimmich, Goretzka - Coman, Müller (c), Sane - Gnabry

Bayern subs

Ulreich, Davies, Blind, Stanisic, Mazraoui, Sarr, Gravenberch, Musiala, Tel

Hoffenheim starting XI

Baumann (c) - Kabak, Brooks, Akpoguma - Kaderabek, Geiger, Stiller, Angelino - Kramaric - Bebou, Baumgartner

Hoffenheim subs

Philipp, Nsoki, Bicakcic, Rudy, Becker, Delaney, Bischof, Skov, Dolberg

First-half specialists

Hoffenheim beware, for Bayern are experts in scoring first-half goals. Today's hosts have racked up an impressive 51 goals in the opening 45 minutes of their Bundesliga games this term and if they manage to find the net in the first half today, a new record will have been set.

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

Successive victories over Hertha Berlin, Werder Bremen and Schalke suggest the Sinsheim club have turned a corner following a 14-game winless run and five-match losing start to the Matarazzo era.

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

With problems up front, it is a good job Bayern have Matthijs de Ligt - scorer of a spectacular winner at Freiburg last Saturday. You can see that goal here.

Lack of attacking candidates

Sadio Mane will not feature due to disciplinary reasons and although central striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has trained again following a knee complaint, he's not made it in time as Bayern go through a crucial period, with one goal in their last three games not the form the Bundesliga leaders need at this stage of the season - especially with Borussia Dortmund only two points behind them.

Müller to start?

Thomas Müller was only a second-half substitute as Bayern were beaten during the week in their UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg away at Manchester City, but the captain in Manuel Neuer's absence is set to be restored today, though there are questions surrounding who will play alongside him up front.

Tuchel's aim

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

Hoffenheim winning their relegation six-pointer against Schalke last weekend felt like a significant turning point for Matarazzo's men, but they will not be taking anything for granted in terms of their survival just yet.

Delightful De Ligt

A thumping drive from defender Matthijs de Ligt propelled Bayern towards a big win at Freiburg last weekend. Thomas Tuchel's men lead the Bundesliga standings by two points from Borussia Dortmund going into Matchday 28.

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

This will be the 30th time these teams have faced each other in Germany's top division. Bayern have won 19 times while TSG have managed four victories. The last time they met on Matchday 13 this season, the record champions ran out 2-0 winners in Sinsheim.

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.

Welcome along!

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