Info

Competition
Bundesliga
Date
29 April 2017
Game week
31
Kick-off
18:30
Half-time
0 - 3
Full-time
0 - 6
Venue
VOLKSWAGEN ARENA (Wolfsburg)
Attendance
30000

Goals

0 - 1
19' D. Alaba (G)
0 - 2
36' R. Lewandowski (G) (assist by: T. Müller)
0 - 3
45' R. Lewandowski (G) (assist by: K. Coman)
0 - 4
66' A. Robben (G)
0 - 5
80' T. Müller (G)
0 - 6
85' J. Kimmich (G) (assist by: A. Robben)

Commentary

Minute   Description
Bayern Munich have secured the league title with a convincing 6-0 win over Wolfsburg at the Volkswagen Arena! David Alaba opened the scoring with a superb free-kick before Robert Lewandowski added two more before half-time, and Bayern maintain their dominance with three second half goals courtesy of Arjen Robben , Thomas Muller and Joshua Kimmich. Wolfsburg meanwhile struggled to cope with the pace and power of Bayern's attack, and remain perilously close to the relegation zone. That's all from us for today, thanks for joining us and we hope you can join us again soon.
Bayern Munich are Bundesliga champions for the fifth consecutive time!!!!
Full-time: Wolfsburg 0-6 Bayern Munich
89' Save!!! Lewandowski appears almost certain to score as he meets a cross from the right-hand side seven yards out from goal, but his header is brilliantly kept out by Casteels.
87' Andres Jonker looks a rather bemused figure on the edge of his technical area at the moment as his side are being completely overrun.
85' Considering Bayern were already 5-0 up, Robben showed exceptional pace and hunger to get to that ball before it went out of play before crossing for Kimmich to score.
GOOOOOAAAAAALLLLL!!!!! Kimmich makes it six!! Robben gets in behind the Wolfsburg defence down the left-hand side and swings a cross in towards Lewandowski at the near post, but the ball is fractionally too high for the striker and falls to Kimmich at the back post, and he takes a touch before side-footing it past Casteels.
84' Lewandowski spreads the ball wide to Rafinha who has space to run into ahead of him down the right-hand side, but he instead takes it back towards his own goal and rolls the ball towards Kimmich, making sure Bayern retain possession.
82' Bayern are in complete control of this game now but the Wolfsburg fans have not given up yet and they're still making plenty of noise.
80' GOOOOOAAAAAALLLLL!!!! Kimmich takes a quick free-kick to play Lewandowski in behind the Wolfsburg defence and although the striker hits the post having taken the ball around Casteels, the ball falls straight into the path of Muller who side foots it into an empty net from 12 yards out.
79' Another change for Wolfsburg as Didavi is replaced by Paul-Georges Ntep.
78' RED CARD!!! Gustavo is shown a second yellow card for kicking the ball away and he does himself absolutely no favours by sarcastically clapping the referee as he walks off.
77' Carlo Ancelotti is looking extremely calm in the Bayern dugout now and understandably so.
75' CHANCE!! Arnold swings in the free-kick with his left foot and picks out Didavi who is completely unmarked at the back post, but his header is straight at Ulreich from six yards out. That was Wolfsburg's best chance of the game by far!
Before the free-kick can be taken Bayern are going to make another change with Thiago going off to be replaced by Renato Sanches.
74' Vieirinha wins a free-kick 30 yards out from goal on the right-hand side following a foul by Coman and Wolfsburg have a rare opportunity to get the ball into the Bayern box.
72' It looks as though Alaba has slotted in alongside Martinez in the centre of defence for Bayern with Bernat having gone into his natural left-back position.
71' Lahm now goes off to a standing ovation from the Bayern fans with Rafinha coming on in his place.
70' Robben plays the ball down the right-hand channel for Muller to chase and the German gets the better of Gerhardt, but his cross is far too strong and wayward for any Bayern players to get near.
68' Bayern are also making a change as Juan Bernat comes on to replace Hummels, who was a fitness doubt before the game and did receive some treatment in the warm-up.
67' Wolfsburg are making their second change following that goal with Rodríguez going off to be replaced by Paul Seguin.
66' GOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLL!!!!! Robben makes it four!! The Dutchman picks the ball close to the right-hand touchline before cutting inside past Gustavo and drilling a low, left-footed shot into the near corner from 25 yards out.
64' Kimmich surges forward and rolls the ball wide to Alaba on the left-hand touchline, but there's nothing on for the left-back and he rolls the ball back infield towards Martinez and Hummels. Bayern are in no rush at all now and they're knocking the ball around at ease.
62' Lahm eases Horn off the ball down the Bayern right-hand side and the Wolfsburg left-back goes to ground, but referee Zwayer waves play on which draws several boos from the home fans. There didn't look to be too much contact though.
61' Martinez is down in the middle of the Bayern penalty area having been barged to the ground by Gomez at a Wolfsburg corner. Ulreich though pulls him back to his feet and it looks as though he's going to be able to continue.
59' Gerhardt does well to get away from the Bayern defence down the left-hand touchline and he cuts a pass back towards Horn who is completely unmarked just inside the left-hand edge of the area, but his touch is an extremely poor one and Lahm makes a good sliding tackle before hacking the ball clear.
57' The Bayern fans are still making plenty of noise at the moment and their side look extremely comfortable with this lead.
55' Close!! Coman is continuing to cause problems for Wolfsburg, this time skipping away from Vieirinha inside the left-hand edge of the penalty area before drilling a low, left-footed effort across the face of goal and just wide of the far post.
54' Robben, who's been unusually quiet so far today, cuts inside onto his left-foot and lays the ball off to Kimmich who arrives late and drills it towards goal from 22 yards out, but his effort is blocked and Casteels is allowed to gather it in high above his head.
52' Didavi gives the ball away to Thiago just inside his own half and Bayern have the chance to break forward with plenty of numbers up in support, but Didavi pulls Thiago back and concedes the free-kick.
50' After a lightly frantic start to this second half the tempo has just dropped ever so slightly as Bayern regain some control of the ball once again.
48' OFF THE BAR!!! Alaba picks up the ball on the left-hand side and drives into the penalty area before firing a powerful left-footed effort off the top of the crossbar from a tight angle on the left. He may well have been better off crossing that but he very nearly caught Casteels out.
47' Close!! The ball falls to Thiago from a Bayern corner but when his effort from the edge of the area is blocked, Wolfsburg break forward at pace and Didavi slides the ball across the face of goal from the left-hand edge of the area, but it's just out of the reach of Bazoer who is sliding in at the back post.
46' Kick-off! Referee Felix Zwayer blows his whistle and Wolfsburg get the second half underway.
Wolfsburg are making a change at half-time with Andre Vieirinha coming on for Blaszczykowski, who did take a knock in the first half.
Wolfsburg manager Andries Jonker may well turn to his bench early in the second half in an attempt to get back into this game, or at least to try and get a bit more of a foothold in it as his side have struggled to keep possession for any length of time and Gomez has looked extremely isolated up front. Carlo Ancelotti meanwhile will be asking for more of the same from his players.
Bayern are just 45 minutes away from a fifth consecutive Bundesliga title after a sublime free-kick from Alaba and a brace from Lewandowski. Wolfsburg have had a couple of half-chances themselves, but they've been unable to deal with the pace and power of Bayern going forward.
Half-time: Wolfsburg 0-3 Bayern
45' GOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLL!!! It's three for Bayern!! Coman shows a good turn of pace to get away from Didavi on the left-hand side before cutting back a cross towards Lewandowski, who controls the ball seven yards out from goal before sliding it into the corner.
Coman has looked a threat all game for Bayern and he did superbly well to set that goal up for Muller.
43' Thiago plays a lovely crisp pass in behind the Wolfsburg defence down the left-hand touchline and Coman gets on the end of it to whip a dangerous low cross across the face of goal, but Rodriguez just about manages to intercept it, although he very nearly turns it straight into his own net.
42' Bayern look in complete control of this game now with Mats Hummels and Martinez seeing plenty of the ball at the back.
40' Bayern break forward at pace through Robben and Lewandowski down the right before the latter stands up a cross towards the back post where Muller and Coman are waiting unmarked, but Casteels does extremely well to come off his line and punch the ball away.
38' Wolfsburg look to hit back straight away as Horn drives into the Bayern penalty box from the left-hand side, skipping past a couple of defenders as he goes, but he's eventually crowded out and Bayern clear the ball out for a corner, which comes to nothing.
36' Müller could have gone for goal himself from a tight angle but instead picked out Lewandowski to score.
GOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!! Lewandowski doubles Bayern's lead!! Coman slips the ball into Muller down the left-hand edge of the penalty area and the German cuts it back to Lewandowski, who keeps his cool to shift the ball onto his right foot before slotting the ball into the right-hand corner from 12 yards out.
33' The Bayern fans are making plenty of noise at the moment and their side have just regained some control of possession in the last couple of minutes after that short period where Wolfsburg looked threatening.
31' This is a really good little spell for Wolfsburg now as Riechedly Bazoer lays the ball off to Arnold on the edge of the penalty area and the midfielder has space to shoot, but he drags his low, right-footed effort wide of the left-hand post and out for a goal-kick.
29' The best chance of the game so far for Wolfsburg as Didavi receives the ball into his feet inside the Bayern penalty area and shoots on the turn towards goal, but he can't generate enough power on the shot to beat Ulreich from a tight angle.
28' Rodrigues does swing in it but Alaba gets his head to the ball at the back post and flicks the ball out of play before Didavi, who has certainly looked lively so far, is penalised for offside in the following passage of play.
26' Didavi goes down close to the left-hand touchline having been fouled by Javi Martinez and Wolfsburg have a free-kick in a good position which Rodriguez stands over.
24' Bayern are looking extremely dangerous now as Coman brings the ball under control before cutting inside onto his right-foot to try and create space for a shot, but he just loses his footing and Wolfsburg regain possession on the edge of their own area.
22' SAVE!!! What a double save from Casteels!!! Lewandowski skips away from Rodriguez on the edge of the penalty area before firing a fierce effort towards goal, but the Wolfsburg keeper springs to his right to palm the ball away with a strong hand before bouncing back to his feet and denying Muller from six yards out on the rebound.
19' Luiz Gustavo has been shown a yellow card in the midst of that goal for dissent.
GOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLLL!!!!! Alaba steps up and curls the free-kick over the wall and into the top corner despite Casteels best efforts.
17' Muller plays a lovely one-two with Arjen Robben before being brought down by Didavi 25 yards out from goal. The referee deems a free-kick to be sufficient but Bayern have a free-kick in a dangerous position.
16' Daniel Didavi turns away from Thiago Alcantara really well close to halfway on the right-hand side but he has very little support and ends up turning back to roll the ball backwards towards his own goal. Wolfsburg are really struggling to keep the ball for long when they do win it back at the moment.
14' Carlo Ancelotti is stood on the edge of his technical area but he looks relatively calm at the minute as his side have made a pretty composed start to this game without offering too much threat to Koen Casteels' goal.
12' Joshua Kimmich drills a wonderful cross-field pass towards Kingsley Coman on the left-hand touchline but the Frenchman is flagged offside as he brings the ball under control.
10' Close! Lewandowski picks the ball up on the left-hand corner of the Wolfsburg penalty area and curls a dangerous cross towards Muller on the edge of the six yard box, but the ball just evades the German forward and goes past the far post and out for a goal kick.
8' Mario Gomez chases a long ball down into the left-hand corner and takes the ball around Ulreich who has come flying off his line and got nowhere near the ball, but fortunately for the Bayern goalkeeper Gomez is unable to pick out a teammate with cross into the middle, although judging by the cross he may well have actually been going for goal despite being close to the corner flag.
7' A half-chance for Robert Lewandowski as he turns away from Ricardo Rodriguez inside the Wolfsburg penalty area and looks to be in good position to shoot, but the ball just gets away from him and he's forced to cut the ball back towards the edge of the six yard box instead, where Robin Knoche is waiting to clear.
4' Maximilian Arnold plays a long ball forward down the left-hand touchline and Jannes Horn shows a good turn of pace as he looks to get on the end of it, but the ball just has too much on it and Sven Ulreich is able to gather it in just inside his penalty box.
3' Unsurprisingly Bayern are seeing plenty of the ball early on in this game and Philipp Lahm gets into a good position on the right-hand side and whips in a cross towards Thomas Muller at the back post, but Wolfsburg have enough numbers back to get the ball clear.
1' Kick-off! Bayern get the game underway.
The players are making their way out onto the pitch. Kick-off is not far away and Bayern now know that a win today would secure the Bundesliga title following RB Leipzig's 0-0 draw with Ingolstadt earlier today.
Sven Ulreich continues in goal for Bayern due to Manuel Neuer's long-term injury, while Carlo Ancelotti has handed a start to Joshua Kimmich alongside Thiago in the middle of midfield with Arturo Vidal having to settle for a place of the bench.
Former Bayern striker Mario Gomez is the lone striker for Wolfsburg, while Jakub Blaszczykowski and Jannes Horn will look to offer plenty of width and attacking intent from the full-back positions.
Subs: Starke, Rafinha, Ribery, Costa, Vidal, Bernat, Sanches
Bayern (4-2-3-1): Ulreich; Lahm, Martinez, Hummels, Alaba; Kimmich, Thiago; Robben, Muller, Coman; Lewandowski
Subs: Benaglio, Jung, Trasch, Wollscheid, Seguin, Vieirinha, Ntep
Teams: Wolfsburg (4-2-3-1): Casteels; Blaszczykowski, Knoche, Rodriguez, Horn; Bazoer, Gustavo; Didavi, Arnold, Gerhardt; Gomez
They have lost just twice in the league all season though, and currently sit seven points clear of RB Leipzig at the top of the Bundesliga table.
Bayern meanwhile go into the game on the back of an unusually poor run of form, having failed to win any of their last five matches in all competitions, including a 3-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the DFB-Pokal semi-final in midweek.
They have though won five of their last eight home games, although three of those five wins have come against sides currently below them in the table.
Wolfsburg have endured a difficult season so far, winning just nine league games from their 30 matches, leaving them dangerously close to the relegation zone.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Bundesliga match between Wolfsburg and Bayern Munich at the Volkswagen Arena.

Lineups

R
A
A
5
M. Hummels
6
Thiago Alcântara
6
R. Bazoer
8
Javi Martínez
x2
9
R. Lewandowski
10
A. Robben
11
D. Didavi
13
Y. Gerhardt
14
J. Błaszczykowski
21
P. Lahm
21
J. Horn
22
Luiz Gustavo
25
T. Müller
26
S. Ulreich
27
M. Arnold
27
D. Alaba
28
K. Casteels
29
K. Coman
31
R. Knoche
32
J. Kimmich
33
M. Gómez
34
R. Rodríguez
8
30
18
13
35
9
C
C
C
C

Additional info

Referee
F. Zwayer
Assistants
T. Schiffner
Fourth official
T. Siewer

Match Stats

Wolfsburg Bayern München
30 Attacks (Dangerous) 59
4 Corners 4
11 Fouls 10
15 Free Kicks 16
6 Goal Kicks 4
4 Offsides 5
1 Shots (blocked) 4
1 Shots (off target) 1
4 Shots (on target) 5
0 Shots (woodwork) 1
13 Throw Ins 16

Regular Season

# Team MP D P
134+6782
234+2767
334+3264
434+2762
534+949
634-449
734-1848
834-345
934-445
1034+543
1134-742
1234-241
1334-1638
1434-2838
1534-1137
1634-1837
1734-2132
1834-3525

VOLKSWAGEN ARENA

Name:
VOLKSWAGEN ARENA 
City:
Wolfsburg 
Capacity:
30000