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N. Schmidt
M. Veljković
1 - 2
L. Sané
N. Mazraoui
0 - 2
S. Gnabry
0 - 1
M. Friedl
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A. Pieper
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Match Stats

33% 66%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 4
Total Passes 330 671
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That's all for today, goodbye!
Bremen will have to wait a bit longer to confirm safety in the league while Bayern extend their lead at the top to four points for the time being. Werder travel to RB Leipzig for their next game while Bayern host Schalke.
Bayern were the better side in the first half but they could not find a breakthrough. Pavard came closest for the league leaders when he glanced Kimmich's header toward goal, but Pavlenka made an outstanding reflex save. Gross and Weiser both had good chances for Bremen, but neither could hit the target as the game was goalless at the break. Bayern got off to a slow start in the second period but Gnabry gave them the lead just after the hour mark before Sane doubled their lead with a classy finish 10 minutes later. The visitors did well to control most of the half but were put under a bit of pressure at the end as Schmidt scored a goal of the season contender in the 87th minute. Bayern held their nerve to secure a 2-1 win.
90' + 4' Pavlenka sends in a cross from a deep free-kick, but Bayern eventually clear their lines after the ball pinballs around the edge of the box for a few seconds.
90' + 2' Bremen are sending almost everyone forward to try and find a very late equaliser here. Bayern are defending very deep in their own half.
90' There will be a minimum of five additional minutes.
B. Sarr
S. Mané
88' Sarr replaces Mane as Bayern look to secure all three points.
M. Veljković
87' Veljkovic will claim the assist as he fires the ball into Schmidt, but the midfielder has just scored a goal of the season contender to get Bremen back into the game.
N. Schmidt
87' WHAT A GOAL!!!! BREMEN 1-2!! SCHMIDT!!! A comeback could be on for Bremen as Schmidt scores a stunning goal from distance! He sets himself before curling the ball into the top right corner from 30 yards out.
84' There is no panic in this Bayern side as they see this game through in a professional manner. Bremen are still trying to find a goal or two to come away with a point.
N. Schmidt
L. Bittencourt
82' Schmidt comes on Bittencourt as Bremen's fifth and final substitution.
79' Bayern are taking their time with every dead ball situation as they run the clock down to stop any chance of a Bremen comeback.
L. Buchanan
A. Jung
77' Buchanan replaces Jung as the third player in a triple substitution for the hosts.
I. Gruev
C. Groß
77' Gross makes way for Gruev in the midfield for Bremen.
M. Philipp
M. Ducksch
77' Philipp comes on for Ducksch in the Bremen attack.
76' Ducksch tries to curl the ball in from outside of the box, but his effort goes wide of the right post. Bremen are preparing a few changes.
74' The Bremen fans are trying to spur their side on for the final 15 minutes as they have nothing to lose now.
N. Mazraoui
72' Mazraoui picks up the ball on the edge of box and threads it through to Sane. The pass is perfectly weighted as the forward is able to shoot first-time and find the back of the net.
L. Sané
72' GOALLL!!! 2-0 BAYERN!!! SANE!! The away side double their lead as Sane finishes elegantly past Pavlenka! Mazraoui plays the ball into the box and the winger curls it first-time past the goalkeeper. That could be game over for Bremen.
70' Bremen are holding a higher line now, which is causing more turnovers in the middle of the pitch. Bayern however still look strong enough to deal with whatever comes their way.
68' Bayern seem comfortable when defending as Bremen are not taking many risks. The home side need to be braver on the ball.
66' Bremen are already attacking with more players now as they try to find an equaliser sooner rather than later.
L. Sané
K. Coman
64' Sane comes on for Coman on the right wing for Bayern.
T. Müller
R. Gravenberch
64' Muller replaces Gravenberch as Bayern look to build on their lead.
64' Bremen have failed to win in their last 14 matches when conceding the opening goal in the Bundesliga dating back to 20th August 2022 against Dortmund.
S. Gnabry
62' GOALL!!! 1-0 BAYERN!!! GNABRY!!! The visitors finally get their breakthrough as Gnabry scores against his former club! The ball falls kindly for the forward in the six-yard box following an initial shot from Musiala. Gnbary makes no mistake with his finish to give Bayern the lead.
59' The Bremen players are not happy with the linesman after a free-kick is awarded in favour of Mazraoui. The game is quite balanced at the moment with 30 minutes to go.
57' CHANCE! Mane fails to hit the target from close range for Bayern! Gnabry sends two defenders sliding away before passing to his team-mate, but Mane cannot test Pavlenka in goal.
M. Veljković
A. Pieper
55' Veljkovic replaces Pieper in the Bremen defence.
54' Pieper is walking off the pitch but the physios indicate that the defender will need to be replaced.
54' Pieper is down and receiving treatment from the physios.
52' Bayern have stopped the opposition from scoring a first-half goal in 22 of their 31 games, only Freiburg (23) have done this more often in the Bundesliga this season.
50' Gnabry tries to score with a bicycle kick in the middle of the box but misses the ball. Mane's cross soon after is cleared away brilliantly by Stark.
48' CHANCE! Ducksch has an early chance in the second half for Bremen, but his effort is blocked by Mazraoui! Weiser shows great skill to flick the ball over Cancelo and get into the box, however his team-mate just couldn't finish the move.
46' Gnabry gets the second half underway for Bayern!
Bremen were poor for most of the first period, but they did eventually show signs of danger. Bayern will want to find a goal early in the second half to try and completely control this game.
Bayern were the better side in the first half but they could not find a breakthrough. Pavard came closest for the league leaders when he glanced Kimmich's header toward goal, but Pavlenka made an outstanding reflex save. Gross and Weiser both had good chances for Bremen, but neither could hit the target as the game is goalless at the break.
45' There will be a minimum of one additional minute.
43' Musiala gives away a free-kick in his own half, but Bremen fail to create a clear-cut chance from it.
41' Bremen are increasing their intensity as they can sense Bayern are trying to force an opener here. The home side will be happy if the scoreline is level going into the second period.
39' Bayern are committing a lot of bodies forward in the final stages of the half in order to put the pressure back on the hosts.
37' Bremen have come out of their shells in the last few minutes and Bayern are struggling to stop their attacks. This is not what the visitors wanted so close to the break.
35' CLOSE! Bremen create another chance and this time Gross dribbles past two players before firing over the bar! Bayern have been let off twice inside a minute.
35' CHANCE! Schmid fires a low cross into the box and Weiser tries to back-heel the ball past Sommer, but he completely misses it!
33' Kimmich plays a lofted pass in search of Mane at the back post, but the ball goes out for a goal kick. Bayern will want to take the lead before half-time.
M. Friedl
Yellow Card
31' Friedl sees yellow after fouling Musiala to stop a counter-attack.
29' Bittencourt tries his luck from distance with a volley and manages to hit the target. Sommer does not panic and catches the ball with ease.
27' Cancelo works his way to the byline after a give-and-go with Gravenberch, but he fails to find a team-mate with his cut back.
25' Bayern have got the better of Bremen of late, unbeaten in their last 26 Bundesliga matches (W22 D4 L0). Bremen are looking for their first league win in encounters between the two sides since September 2008. Bayern have outscored Werder 83-17 during their unbeaten streak.
23' Ducksch tries to dribble through three defenders, but he loses the ball near the halfway line. Bremen are not threatening the Bayern goal whatsoever.
21' SAVE! Pavlenka makes a fantastic save from point-blank range to stop Pavard! A cross comes in from the free-kick by Kimmich and Pavard tries to glance the ball into the goal, but the goalkeeper makes a great reflex save.
A. Pieper
Yellow Card
20' Pieper goes into the book now for pulling Musiala back to stop a dangerous move.
19' Pavlenka does well to catch the ball in a very crowded penalty area. Bremen are struggling to build an attack at the moment as Bayern are playing with a lot of confidence defensively.
17' Bittencourt is back on his feet and is able to continue for Bremen as play resumes.
João Cancelo
Yellow Card
16' Cancelo receives the first yellow of the match for a foul on Bittencourt.
15' The physios are on the pitch as Bittencourt is in a lot of pain following a foul from Cancelo.
13' The Bremen players are trying to find the right time to trigger a press, but Bayern are moving the ball far too quickly for them to get close to the players.
11' Kimmich takes an out-swinging corner for Bayern from the right side, but the ball flies over the head of De Ligt at the far post and they reset the attack.
9' Bremen are trying to force Bayern down the wing and put in a cross instead of coming through the middle of them. The plan is working so far for the hosts.
7' Gnabry is through on goal after a good pass from Musiala, however his shot from a very tight angle is easy to save for Pavlenka.
5' Bremen are trying to hold a high line, but Bayern keep pushing them back toward their own goal. The away side are also looking to increase the tempo of the game to try and find an opener.
3' Bayern are on the front foot in the early stages of this game, but Bremen are defending very aggressively to try and make the visitors uncomfortable.
1' Bremen get the game underway at Weserstadion!
The players are making their way out of the tunnel and onto the pitch!
Bremen have conceded at least two goals in their last seven league games against opponents in the top five (W1, L6).
Werner makes two changes to his side as Pieper and Schmid replace Veljkovic and Philipp. Tuchel makes just one change to his starting 11 as Gravenberch comes in for the suspended Leon Goretzka.
SUBS: Sven Ulreich, Leroy Sane, Bouna Sarr, Daley Blind, Thomas Muller, Mathys Tel, Liam Morrison, Aleksandar Pavlovic, Arijon Ibrahimovic.
Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1): Yann Sommer; Noussair Mazraoui, Benjamin Pavard, Matthijs De Ligt, Joao Cancelo; Joshua Kimmich, Ryan Gravenberch; Kingsley Coman, Jamal Musiala, Sadio Mane; Serge Gnabry.
SUBS: Michael Zetterer, Milos Veljkovic, Maximillian Phillip, Eren Dinkci, Niklas Schmidt, Lee Buchanan, Ilia Gruev, Jean-Manuel Mbom, Fabio Chiarodia.
Werder Bremen (3-5-2): Jiri Pavlenka; Amos Pieper, Niklas Stark, Marco Friedl; Mitchell Weiser, Leonardo Bittencourt, Christian Gross, Jens Stage, Anthony Jung; Romano Schmid, Marvin Ducksch.
Bayern are looking to put the pressure on Borussia Dortmund by taking a four-point lead after this match. The Bavarian giants ended a four-game winless run last weekend and will want to end the season with at least one trophy. Thomas Tuchel’s team have a lot of pressure on themselves after a difficult period both on and off the pitch.
A win today for Bremen will secure their Bundesliga status for another season with three games to spare. They did however lose late on to Schalke last time, and a result against the league leaders today will not be easy. Ole Werner’s side have won just once in their last eight games, a 4-2 win over Hertha Berlin.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the Bundesliga fixture between Werder Bremen and Bayern Munich.