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LIVE: Bayern Munich vs Stuttgart

90′ FULL TIME: Bayern Munich 4-0 Stuttgart

89′ Bayern are still searching for a fifth, but Coman can’t quite control Musiala’s pass and another move ends.

87′ Coman gets on the end of Choupo-Moting’s squared pass, but his shot from close range is blocked by Anton.

M. Kempf

Yellow Card

Stuttgart

86′ Kempf is shown a yellow card after a heavy challenge on Coman near the centre-circle.

85′ Bayern have been able to play at a sedate tempo in this second half, and Stuttgart haven’t managed to pose any problems.

J. Musiala

L. Sané

Bayern München

83′ Sane makes way for Musiala in attack.

Javi Martínez

T. Müller

Bayern München

83′ Substitution Thomas Müller Javier Martínez Aginaga

83′ Inches over from Goretzka! Coman races down the left flank before cutting it back to Goretzka, who arcs a powerful effort just over the bar from 20 yards!

81′ Another chance for Bayern! Choupo-Moting dances into the area and rides two challenges before blazing it over from an acute angle!

79′ Sane rushes beyond the Stuttgart defence, but Mavropanos does brilliantly to recover and poke it away with a slide challenge.

A. Karazor

W. Endo

Stuttgart

77′ In the second change, Endo is swapped out for Karazor in midfield.

D. Didavi

G. Castro

Stuttgart

76′ Stuttgart make another double substitution: the first change sees Castro make way for Didavi.

76′ Another intricate Bayern move ends as Muller’s inventive scoop just misses the run of Sane.

74′ Castro’s deep free-kick is cleared away by Boateng under pressure from Gonzalez.

72′ So close for Sane! Bayern hit the visitors with a quick break, as Sane plays a one-two with Choupo-Moting before bending a fierce shot inches over the bar from 20 yards!

E. Choupo-Moting

R. Lewandowski

Bayern München

70′ Lewandowski is replaced by Choupo-Moting after a brilliant display up top.

67′ Despite an improved second period, Stuttgart have still struggled to open Bayern up. They’ve only managed one shot from inside the box since half time.

65′ Klimowicz flashes an effort from 30 yards that bounces dangerously in front of Neuer, but the goalkeeper gathers it at the second attempt.

63′ Coman quickly lobs in a dangerous cross towards Lewandowski but the striker can’t quite get on the end of it.

G. Castro

Yellow Card

Stuttgart

61′ Castro is booked for dissent after a late challenge on Goretzka near the halfway-line.

K. Coman

S. Gnabry

Bayern München

60′ Gnabry makes way for Coman after a fine performance in attack.

60′ Coulibaly gets one on one with Boateng, but the defender does well to shadow the attacker and block his eventual shot.

58′ Boateng has a nervous moment after he handles the ball – the referee awards a free-kick but opts not to show the defender a second yellow.

56′ Kalajdzic goes close! Kalajdzic meets Coulibaly’s cross at the near post, but his flicked header is well saved by Neuer!

54′ Sule confidently gallops into the Stuttgart half before blasting a wild shot over the bar.

52′ Klimowicz rides a challenge, before his eventual throughball just misses Kalajdzic. The visitors are tentatively looking a little brighter in this half.

50′ Coulibaly gets to the byline and fizzes in a low cross that narrowly evades the attackers.

48′ Despite scoring four times in the first half, Bayern only had five shots from inside the box in total – it was a masterclass in clinical finishing.

P. Förster

N. Ahamada

Stuttgart

46′ Ahamada makes way for Forster in Stuttgart’s second change.

N. González

B. Sosa

Stuttgart

46′ Sosa is replaced by Gonzalez at half time.

46′ Stuttgart get the second half underway.

Stuttgart haven’t really made any mistakes that have helped Bayern – they’ve just been completely outplayed. Their manager will find it extremely difficult to turn the tide in the second half.

10 man Bayern lead 4-0 at the break, after sinking Stuttgart with a sensational five-minute burst. The hosts looked in trouble early on, when Davies was sent off for a dangerous challenge on Endo, but they responded to the setback in emphatic fashion. In the space of five minutes, Lewandowski hit a double and Gnabry scored in between to all but seal a win. Stuttgart were visibly shocked by this clinical, attacking burst and they struggled ever since. Lewandowski was able to complete his hattrick before half time and currently it’s looking like damage limitation for the visitors.

45′ + 2′ HALF TIME: Bayern Munich 4-0 Stuttgart

45′ Two minutes of stoppage time are added.

43′ Lewandowski puts in a heavy challenge on Kempf who’ll require treatment.

41′ Stuttgart will be bitterly disappointed with this half – especially after it started so promisingly. Bayern have sliced through them with 10 men, and look hungry for even more goals.

R. Lewandowski

Goal

Bayern München

39′ LEWANDOWSKI HATTRICK! 4-0! Lewandowski gets his third – and Bayern’s fourth – as Castro takes a heavy touch to intercept Sane’s pass, allowing the striker to pounce on the loose ball and lash it low into the bottom corner from 18 yards!

J. Boateng

Yellow Card

Bayern München

37′ Boateng is shown a yellow card after tripping Kalajdzic to prevent him from latching onto Endo’s throughball.

M. Klimowicz

S. Wamangituka

Stuttgart

35′ Wamangituka is replaced by Klimowicz as Stuttgart make an early change to try and arrest Bayern’s momentum.    

33′ Bayern are pushing for a fourth as Sane scoops a cross into Lewandowski, who can’t quite engineer the space to shoot.

31′ Bayern’s attack had netted 74 goals prior to this game, and their fierce form is continuing with this first half display.

29′ Sane’s cross deflects safely into the gloves of Kobel.

27′ Stuttgart look rattled currently, but they do manage to force a corner, although it amounts to nothing.

25′ Well, that was a spectacular five-minute burst from Bayern! After going down to 10 men, they looked vulnerable – but the hosts have responded with an emphatic spell of clinical, attacking football.

T. Müller

Assist

Bayern München

23′ That was a pinpoint cross from Muller! Lewandowski had darted in between two defenders and the cross arrowed perfectly into the space for him to guide a header in!

R. Lewandowski

Goal

Bayern München

23′ LEWANDOWSKI! 3-0! Bayern are rampant! Muller races down the right flank before swinging in a cross towards Lewandowksi, who gets in between the centre-backs to steer a header into the top right corner beyond a motionless Kobel!

L. Sané

Assist

Bayern München

22′ That goal was all about the interchanges during the build up, but Sane showed fantastic composure to turn down a difficult shot and lay it off selflessly to Gnabry to finish from eight yards!

S. Gnabry

Goal

Bayern München

22′ GNABRY! 2-0! A sensational team move from Bayern! The hosts sweep into the box with a series of one-touch passes, as Muller and Sane play a one-two, before Sane cuts it back for Gnabry to curl in from eight yards!

19′ That’s a huge moment for Bayern. It would have been easy to retreat into a defensive shape after losing a man, but they reacted with intent and now the 10 men have a lead to defend!

S. Gnabry

Assist

Bayern München

17′ That was an excellent assist by Gnabry! The winger saw the run of Lewandowski towards the near post and he rifled in a low cross that enabled the striker to hammer it into the net!

R. Lewandowski

Goal

Bayern München

17′ LEWANDOWSKI! 1-0 BAYERN! The hosts take the lead immediately after having a man sent off! Gnabry wriggles down the left flank before drilling in a low cross that’s thundered into the roof of the net from close range by Lewandowski!

16′ Well, Stuttgart will be pleased with this start! They’ve put Bayern under pressure from the first minute and with the hosts down to 10 men now, they’ll be hoping to pull off a statement victory.

14′ Chance for Kalajdzic! Sosa whips in a dangerous delivery and it’s met by Kalajdzic who can only glance his header straight at Neuer from close range!

A. Davies

Red Card

Bayern München

12′ Davies is sent off! The defender caught Endo with a high, studs-up challenge on his calf and although the referee initially gave a yellow, VAR analyses the foul and decides to award a red card!

11′ Davies is booked for a raking challenge down Endo’s calf. However, the foul did look dangerous and VAR is going to evaluate the decision.

11′ Chance for Stuttgart! Wamangituka beats Davies and gets deep inside the box, but Kalajdzic can’t quite control his cut back and the hosts recover to clear it!

9′ Muller returns a first-time pass back into Goretzka, who rushes into the box before skewing a shot comfortably wide from 18 yards.

7′ Ahamada angles a low effort from 30 yards, but it trickles harmlessly wide.

6′ Stuttgart have made an excellent start so far. They’ve shown plenty of intent and they’ve pinned the hosts deep inside their own half.

4′ Castro lets fly from 25 yards, but his shot deflects off Boateng and away for a corner that amounts to nothing.

2′ Wamangituka races to the byline before hammering a low cross into the six-yard box that narrowly evades Coulibaly. 

1′ Bayern get the first half underway.

The players are emerging from the tunnel and kick off is just seconds away!

Stuttgart will sense vulnerabilities in the hosts today, though. Bayern have conceded a goal in each of their last nine Bundesliga home games (last happened in 2018) – they last waited longer for a clean sheet at home in 2008 under Jürgen Klinsmann (12 straight games).

Stuttgart also make two changes after defeating Hoffenheim: Ahamada replaces Mangala, while Forster makes way for Coulibaly.

Bayern make two changes to the side that beat Lazio 2-1 during the week: Hernandez and Joshua Kimmich are replaced by Sule and Davies.

SUBS: Nicolas Gonzalez, Roberto Massimo, Mateo Klimowicz, Daniel Didavi, Philipp Forster, Philipp Klement, Pascal Stenzel, Atakan Karazor, Fabian Bredlow.

STUTTGART (3-1-4-2): Gregor Kobel; Konstantinos Mavropanos, Waldemar Anton, Marc Oliver Kempf; Wataru Endo; Silas Wamangituka, Gonzalo Castro, Naouirou Ahamada, Borna Sosa; Sasa Kalajdzic, Tanguy Koulibaly.

SUBS: Marc Roca, Bouna Sarr, Javi Martinez, Alexander Nubel, Lucas Hernandez, Kingsley Coman, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Jamal Musiala, Tiago Dantas.

BAYERN MUNICH (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer; Benjamin Pavard, Niklas Sule, Jerome Boateng, Alphonso Davies; Leon Goretzka, David Alaba; Leroy Sane, Thomas Muller, Serge Gnabry; Robert Lewandowski.

Stuttgart are eighth, meanwhile, and they’ll be hoping to shock Bayern to aid their push for European qualification.

Hello and welcome to live commentary of this Bundesliga fixture between Bayern Munich and Stuttgart. The hosts are one point clear at the top of the league and they’ll be looking to consolidate their position with a win today.

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