FULL TIME: Bayer Leverkusen 2 Bayern Munich 0
FULL TIME: Bayer Leverkusen 2 Bayern Munich 0
The torture almost over for Bayern fans. Bayer have been the deserved winners of this one and will leapfrog Monchengladbach.
Bayer win another free kick on the edge of the box. Yurchenko takes and Dante heads clear.
Bayer sub: Bellarabi of for Yurchenko. Three added minutes.
Now Schweinsteiger gets himself booked for a rash challenge. Ugly end to this game.
That is Bellarabi’s fifth yellow and he will now miss the game against Moenchengladbach.
Rafinha and Bellarabi having a right go at one another for some reason. Both get themselves booked.
Poor awareness from Drmic who has Bellarabi and Son inside him. He opts to shoot and Neuer collects.
STAT: No side has had more shots against Bayern this season than Bayer with 15.
That is Julian Brandt’s third goal in as many games.
GOAL BAYER: A lovely ball from Bellarabi and rolls it into Brandt who smashes home past Neuer. Game over.
Bayern enjoying a lot of possession but no penetration. It’s keep ball with no end result.
Son cuts inside Benatia onto his right foot but his shot is blocked. Did almost everything right.
Goetze has had two great chances to score for Bayern. But his goal drought continues.
Great chance Goetze! Yet again he’s through on goal but Leno comes out well to deny him yet again.
Bayer subs: Calhanoglu, Kiessling off for Drmic and Brandt.
Thiago with a corner for Bayern but easily claimed by Leno. Routine.
Another cracking ball into the box by Calhanoglu and it’s only a fraction too far for Kiessling. Almost another goal.
Yellow card for Dante for a foul on Kiessling, cutting across his man.
Bayern have been very poor. Only created a couple of opportunities. Bayer will be disappointed not to be further ahead.
POSSESSION: Bayer 48%-52% Bayern
Great ball from Calhanoglu. It falls to Rolfes but he plants it straight at Neuer.
Bayern sub: Thiago on for Lahm.
Bayern force successive corners. Gaudino tripped on the edge of the box and now a chance for Bayern.
Bayern sub: Martinez goes off, Benatia come son.
Calhanoglu has been known to check the keeper’s positioning and have a go from the corner. He has it down to a fine art and is one of the best dead ball strikers in the world at the moment.
Bayer really ramping it up now and Neuer forced into saving from under his own bar from Calhanoglu direct from the corner. Was that a shot!?
Remember, a win for Bayer would see them leapfrog Monchengladbach for the time being.
So Bayer have made that dominance count and now it’s down to Bayern to do something.
GOAL! A magical moment from Calhanoglu from the dead ball and he beats Neuer with an absolute beauty!
SHOTS: Bayer 11-6 Bayern
So despite Leverkusen having all the possession, if Bayern had taken their chances, they could be 3-0 up!
Good save Leno! A first real chance for Pizarro but a great block from the keeper with his feet.
Strieder playing a lot higher than he initially was in that first half. He was struggling.
No subs for either side as yet. Kiessling flagged offside.
We’re back underway here at the Bayarena. Can Bayer make their dominance count in the second half?
HALF TIME: Bayer Leverkusen 0 Bayern Munich 0
A ton of pressure from Bayer towards the end of this half. Bayern still struggling to get out of their own half.
Goetze wins a free kick on the edge of the box. Lahm swings it in and Leno plucks it out of the sky. Good claim.
Bayer Leverkusen have been the better side but still nothing to show for it. They need to put this Bayern side away if they want that third place in the table.
STAT: Mario Goetze has not scored in his last eight league games.
Bayern win a free kick. Gotze takes a clever one across goal to Rafinha but his shot is blocked on the edge of the box.
Just not working for Bayern at the moment, really struggling to maintain possession. Perhaps need to switch things around at the break.
Fierce shot from Son but it’s straight at Neuer. Perhaps had better options inside him.
SHOTS: Bayer 6-4 Bayern
Dante concedes a corner with a last ditch tackle. Has to be careful with those tackles in the box but timed it well. Shot from Jedvaj flies just over the bar!
Bayer break and Bellarabi cuts inside before seeing his shot blocked. The game opening up a little now.
Foul by Rolfes on Schweinsteiger, two veterans going hard at each other. Good to see!
Strieder is struggling defensively against Bellarabi and may not make it to the second half. Bayern may think of moving Schweinsteiger deeper.
CHANCE! Lovely run from Gotze who beats the offside trap but he tries to be too cute instead of smashing the ball home, he takes it around the keeper and Jedvaj gets back to clear of the line.
Taken by Calhanoglu but headed over by Kiessling and it’s a Bayern goal kick. Bayer getting closer.
Foul on Kiessling by Rafinha and Bayer win a free kick in a dangerous area.
Lovely run from Son but he tries to beat one man too many and Martinez clears.
Not often you say this but Bayern having trouble keeping the ball. Every time they get it, it comes straight back t them. Bayer pressing well.
Strieder having a tough time in his first start on the left. Bellarabi really testing him out.
Crunching tackle from Schweinsteiger but only a word from the referee, who keeps his card in his pocket.
Bellarabi and Strieder clash in a crunching tackle. Simmering over here a little.
Shot from Son but very optimistic trying to beat Neuer from a tight angle and he fires wide.
SHOTS: Bayer 4-1 Bayern
Foul from Dante on Kiessling, perhaps lucky to escape a yellow having dragged him back.
POSSESSION: Bayer 47%-53% Bayern
BAYERN LUCKY! Great ball from Calhanoglu and Kiessling has it in the net but he is flagged offside. Should have been allowed as he looked level.
Free header for Toprak from the corner but he plants it wide. Should have scored.
Shot from Rolfes takes a deflection and it could have gone anywhere but deflects behind for a Bayer corner.
Manuel Neuer one clean sheet off breaking Oliver Khan’s clean sheet Bundesliga record.
Shot from Gotze and it swerves a little in the air, forcing a save from Leno.
No pressure for Bayern, today, who have already been crowned champions. All to play for Leverkusen though. Kiessling flagged offside.
Early free kick for Bayer and Pizarro watches it sail out for a goal kick.
Speculative effort from Reinartz fies well wide. The home side with all the early possession.
Will be a tough test for Bayern. Seven successive shutouts at home for Leverkusen, who are favourites tonight.
KICK-OFF: We’re underway here in the Bayarena. Leverkusen are guaranteed fourth but they really want that automatic fourth spot. Great chance against almost a Bayern B side.
Bayern will perhaps have one eye on Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final tie against Barcelona and they have injury problems with Arjen Robben out for the season and Robert Lewandowski injured against Dortmund on Tuesday. Should be intriguing...
TODAY'S TEAMS: Bayer Leverkusen: Leno - Hilbert, Toprak, Jedvaj, Wendell - Reinartz, Rolfes - Bellarabi, Son - Calhanoglu, Kießling. SUBS: Kresic, Drmic, Boenisch, Brandt, Donati, Boeder, Yurchenko. /// Bayern: Dante, Martinez, Rafinha, Pizarro, Gaudino, Götze, Lahm, Weiser, Schweinsteiger, Strieder. SUBS: Reina - Alonso, Benatia, Thiago, Bernat, Kurt, Görtler.
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