21 April 2018
Game week
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HDI-Arena (Hannover)


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57' T. Müller (G) (assist by: Juan Bernat)
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73' R. Lewandowski (G) (assist by: S. Rudy)
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89' S. Rudy (G) (assist by: T. Müller)


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Robert Lewandowski then came on from the bench to double Bayern’s tally with his record-breaking 105th Bundesliga goal for the club, before Sebastian Rudy rounded it off in the final minute.
Thomas Muller’s introduction from the bench sparked Bayern into life after a difficult first half - the Germany forward netting before the hour.
FULL TIME! A deserved, comfortable victory for Bayern, with Hannover having barely threatened in the second half.
89' Brilliant play once more from Bayern, and Muller has more than proved his impact with a goal and assist since coming on at the start of this half. His cross back into Rudy was sublime, and the midfielder did well to turn it home to add further gloss to the win.
GOAL! That’s a brilliant maiden Bayern goal in the league for Rudy, who hooks home from Muller’s cut-back.
88' Sloppy play from Sane, who has pushed up into midfield in an attempt to get Hannover on the front foot, as he carelessly brings down Rudy.
86' A first booking of the game now, with five minutes remaining. Sorg has got it, having lunged in late on Martinez.
85' A first attempt for Maier, who manages to get a shot off from the edge of Bayern’s box. Ulreich, however, is equal to it.
84' Firm defending from Boateng, who gets across to cut out a cross to the near post, and end any immediate threat of Hannover pulling back a consolation.
81' A final substitution for the hosts, as Pirmin Schwegler makes way for Sebastian Maier.
80' The six Bayern substitutes at the start of this game had scored 395 goals in the Bundesliga – more than the 22 starting players combined. Now of course, with both Muller and Lewandowski netting, that tally is 397.
76' It's all-but game over now, with Hannover struggling to offer anything going forward, despite the changes.
73' It was a great delivery by Rudy from a corner on the right, the midfielder putting in a wonderful cross that teed up Lewandowski perfectly.
GOOOOAAAALLL!!! LEWANDOWSKI MAKES IT TWO! That’s the record-breaking goal for the Poland striker, who latches onto a wicked delivery from Rudy to head home off the inside of the post. That’s his 28th of the season and 105th Bundesliga goal for Bayern, making him the highest non-German goalscorer of all time in the top flight.
72' A third and final substitution for Bayern sees Javi Martinez replace James Rodriguez.
69' The flow of substitutions continues, as Hannover make their second change. Marvin Bakalorz is replaced by Iver Fossum.
67' Heynckes reacts to Hoffenheim’s substitution with a change of his own. Sandro Wagner is going off, with the Bundesliga’s top scorer Robert Lewandowski coming on.
66' Sule is playing as an outright midfielder now, anchoring himself in the centre circle in order to get on the ball and feed Bayern’s attackers. The former Hoffenheim man is playing well, but at times, Hannover have exploited the space in-between Sule and the defence.
64' A first change for the hosts. Martin Harnik makes way, much to the forward’s displeasure, with youngster Noah-Joel Sarenren-Bazee coming on.
63' Wagner is working hard up top, and does well to chase down a stray pass before working it back into James. The former Monaco star looks to feed Muller on the edge of the area, but Sane is there to intervene.
60' Sane has had an excellent game, but it was his touch that took the ball away from Tschauner and into the back of the net. The chance came from a bit of magic from Bayern, however, although that was helped by how deep Hannover sat back.
57' Bernat made an excellent run to connect with James' floated pass, and the Spaniard did brilliantly to hook in a wonderful cross on the half volley - Muller on hand to meet it.
GOAL! Well, talk about the curse of the commentator! Muller has put Bayern ahead, latching onto Bernat’s cut-back to dispatch home on the volley, although it takes a wicked deflection off Sane.
56' It has been a slow opening to the second half, with neither side managing to craft any real sight of goal, barring that chance for Muller. Bayern are seeing plenty of the ball, although not particularly testing Hannover at the moment.
51' Bayern are lacking width down the right now, however, and Rafinha must push up high to offer an outlet down that flank, with Muller tending to cut inside at every opportunity.
48' Muller attempts to make an immediate impact as he unleashes a low strike after getting clear of his marker with a clever turn. The Germany forward gets his effort all wrong, though, flashing the ball across the face of goal.
46' Welcome back! There has been a change for Bayern at half-time, Arjen Robben making way for Thomas Muller.
Bayern were sluggish to begin with, but eventually took control. Hannover have threatened on the counter, however, and will be confident they can get something today against a Bayern side whose focus may well be elsewhere.
HALF-TIME! It’s all square at the interval, with both Ulreich and Tschauner having pulled off fine saves at either end to maintain parity.
45'+1 There will be a minimum of three minutes stoppage time prior to the interval.
42' CLOSE! Another brilliant piece of goalkeeping from Tschauner, who somehow keeps out Thiago’s wicked strike from the edge of the area.
40' Tenacious play from Bebou, who does well to wriggle away from Rafinha before drawing a late tackle from the Brazilian.
38' Rafinha picks up space down the right and delivers a cross to the near post, but Sane is on hand to cut it out. The Hannover defender is set to move to Schalke at the end of the season, and has been impressive so far today.
35' Sule is pressing up extremely high, almost playing as a holding midfielder, and that appears to be a tactical switch from Heynckes, giving Bayern more men in the centre of the park and offering more protection for Mai.
33' Bayern debutant Mai has settled in relatively well to the visitors’ defence, but Hannover have looked to expose the 18-year-old at times when he has drifted slightly out of position, and Boateng and Sule have had to be alert to the danger.
30' Now it’s Tschauner’s turn to pull off a great stop! Again, Hannover’s goalkeeper goes head-to-head with Wagner and comes out on top, keeping out the former Hoffenheim forward’s close-range effort.
28' SAVE! That’s fantastic from Ulreich, who gets down low to his right to keep out Hubers’ flick at the near post. Suddenly, it’s Hannover who are on top!
26' Great defending from Bernat, who gets back to make a superb block and deny Harnik netting from a rare Hannover counter.
22' Rodriguez and Robben are starting to become more involved now, each of them drifting in from their positions out on the flanks. That is eanbling the wing-backs to push on, while Thiago is finding space behind Wagner.
19' A pause in play as Wagner and Sane both receive some treatment following a collision on the edge of Hannover’s box. Both look fine to carry on, however.
18' CHANCE! Rodriguez manages to engineer some space and float in a brilliant cross, which Wagner meets. Tschauner reacts sharply, though, parrying the forward's header away before, from the rebound, getting down to keep Sule's strike out.
16' Hannover’s gameplan in these early stages has been to press Ulreich so that Bayern cannot play their way out from the back, forcing the goalkeeper to go long, and that is restricting the likes of Robben and Rodriguez, who can only pick up the scraps from Wagner.
14' A first opening now for Bayern, as Rodriguez is allowed to drift inside from a bit of space he had found out on the right. The Colombia playmaker lets rip with a powerful strike, but can’t keep his effort on target.
9' Bayern have certainly started in a somewhat lethargic style, lacking their usual crisp, slick play on the ball, and Hannover aren’t afraid to press high in an attempt to rush the visitors whenever possible.
5' It appears that Heynckes has lined his side up in a 3-4-3 system, with Mai dropping back in between Boateng and Sule - Rafinha and Bernat pushed on as wing-backs.
3' An early call to action for Ulreich, as Bayern's goalkeeper rushes off his line to claim a free-kick whipped in from the left. He fails to get a firm grasp on the ball, but manages to punch it clear of danger.
1' KICK-OFF! We are up and running at the HDI Arena.
There’s a debut appearance in midfield for Lukas Mai, who has impressed for Bayern Munich’s youth sides this season. The youngster has plenty of experience alongside him in the form of Thiago and Sebastian Rudy, while James Rodriguez and Arjen Robben flank Sandro Wagner up top.
Heynckes has the luxury of resting a glut of his stars ahead of Bayern’s Champions League semi-final with Real Madrid, and it is no surprise to see the likes of Mats Hummels, Franck Ribery, Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller sit this one out from the start.
Bayern Munich substitutes: Hummels, Ribery, Martinez, Lewandowski, Starke, Muller, Kimmich.
Bayern Munich (4-3-3): Ulreich; Rafinha, Boateng, Sule, Bernat; Rudy, Mai, Thiago; Robben, Wagner, Rodriguez.
Hannover substitutes: Korb, Maier, Fossum, Ostrzolek, Esser, Karaman, Sarenren Bazee.
Hannover (3-4-3): Tschauner; Elez, Sane, Hubers; Sorg, Schwegler, Bakalorz, Albornoz; Harina, Fullkrug, Bebou.
Team news is in from Hannover…
Hannover, meanwhile, sit relatively safe in mid-table, with six points separating them from Wolfsburg, Mainz and Freiburg, who are battling it out to avoid the relegation play-off.
Bayern have also announced their new manager, with Eintracht Frankfurt boss Niko Kovac set to take over from Jupp Heynckes at the end of the season. Bayern face Frankfurt next week in the Bundesliga, and they will go head-to-head in the DFB-Pokal final.
Bayern sealed the league title in style against Augsburg two weeks ago, and since then have progressed past Sevilla in the Champions League quarter-finals and thumped Borussia Monchengladbach 5-1 in the Bundesliga.
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P. Tschauner
S. Wagner
J. Elez
Miiko Albornoz
N. Süle
M. Bakalorz
Thiago Alcântara
A. Robben
J. Rodríguez
I. Bebou
M. Harnik
Juan Bernat
T. Hübers
L. Mai
J. Boateng
S. Rudy
S. Sané
N. Füllkrug
O. Sorg
S. Ulreich
P. Schwegler

Additional info

M. Petersen
T. Reichel
Fourth official
M. Schüller

Match Stats

Hannover 96 Bayern München
26 Attacks (Dangerous) 50
2 Corners 7
10 Fouls 19
19 Free Kicks 12
9 Goal Kicks 4
2 Offsides 0
2 Shots (blocked) 0
0 Shots (off target) 5
2 Shots (on target) 5
0 Shots (woodwork) 0
23 Throw Ins 16

Regular Season

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