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M. Svanberg
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T. Müller
J. Kimmich
2 - 0
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J. Musiala
Goal
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S. Ulreich
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L. Hernández
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Shots On Target 8 2
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That concludes our commentary of the Bundesliga fixture between Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg! We hope you’ve enjoyed it!
Bayern Munich travel to play Bochum next Sunday, while Wolfsburg return home to host Schalke on Saturday.
Bayern Munich wrap up a comfortable three points in their first Bundesliga match at home, beating Wolfsburg by two goals to nil. The result was wrapped up for the hosts by the interval, with Musiala and Muller each getting a goal to continue their positive start to the campaign. Kovac continued to inject attacking players into his side with little effect, as Neuer was mostly kept out of the action - making just two routine saves. No goals were scored in the second half with the hosts not exerting themselves too much, though Mane was twice denied goals in the game due to offside.
90' + 5' FULL-TIME: BAYERN MUNICH 2-0 WOLFSBURG.
90' + 3' The fourth official indicates five minutes will be added to the end of the half for stoppages.
90' + 1' Kimmich loops a corner into the penalty area but Lacroix is able to nod it away temporarily, before the follow-up shot is saved by Casteels.
89' Wolfsburg haven’t lost their first away game of a campaign in any of the last seven seasons since a 2-1 loss to Bayern back in 2014/15 (W5, D2) – no other current Bundesliga side is currently enjoying a similar streak.
87' Waldschmidt drives forward and uses a quick stepover to open a bit of room ahead of Hernandez but the effort is easily saved by Neuer.
85' Kimmich passes his corner from the right to Sabitzer in midfield but the ensuing cross fails to trouble the Wolfsburg defence as Casteels rises highest to make a comfortable catch.
J. Brekalo
L. Nmecha
83' Lukas Nmecha makes way for Brekalo, with Wolfsburg still searching for their first goal of the game.
A. Vranckx
M. Arnold
83' A change in midfield for Wolfsburg sees Vrancx sent on for Arnold.
R. Gravenberch
J. Musiala
83' Confirmation of the Bayern Munich substitution as Gravenberch comes on to replace Musiala.
82' Nagelsmann looks to be preparing another substitution as he pulls Gravenberch aside to give a final bit of instruction. He’ll come in shortly to see out the remainder of the match.
M. Tel
S. Mané
80' Mane won't get his goal as he's replaced with 10 minutes to go. Tel comes on as his replacement.
78' Play is stopped for Bornauw with 12 minutes to go, as the defender looks to have picked up a knock to his leg during an attempt to prevent Musiala’s backheel flick from troubling Casteels.
76' With just under 15 minutes left to go in the game, it doesn’t appear as though Wolfsburg will have what it takes to salvage something from the game. Despite the presence of a number of strikers on the pitch, Kovac’s side are not effectively moving the ball from midfield to attack on the rare occasions they’re in possession.
74' There is a lengthy review after the initial call, with both the offside needing a check, as well as the position of the ball itself as there were some questions as to whether Mane put it fully over the line but in any case, the offside stands as the goal won’t count.
72' MANE AGAIN DENIED A GOAL! Kimmich hits a corner-kick out to the edge of the 18-yard box for Sane, who scuffs a volleyed effort into the penalty area. The ball makes its way to Muller, who nods it across for Mane to tuck home but another offside call saves Wolfsburg’s blushes.
70' Kruse drives into the penalty area and lashes a wild half-volley that fails to come anywhere close to Neuer’s target.
L. Waldschmidt
Omar Marmoush
68' Marmoush’s match comes to an end with Waldschmidt ready to replace the winger.
66' Bayern Munich (276) and Wolfsburg (260) completed the most sprints of any team on the opening matchday. Bayern’s Mane made 39 sprints alone – a joint league-high.
64' Sabitzer hits a speculative curling effort from 23 yards out that bounces into the awaiting arms of Casteels.
63' Marmoush looks to cut inside and service the free Kruse inside the penalty area but Pavard’s fantastic reactions poke possession away from the Wolfsburg winger.
F. Nmecha
M. Svanberg
61' Felix Nmecha is sent on in Svanberg's place with both brothers now in the game.
60' Davies goes down holding his face on the left wing outside his penalty area after a physical duel with Baku. It appears as though the Wolfsburg full-back did manage to poke his opponent in the eye, which was clearly unintentional.
58' The corner-kick is played short by Kimmich to Musiala, who’s effort from 20 yards out ricochets against the leg of Muller, who is in an offside position, bringing the passage of play to an end.
56' Gnabry cuts inside from the right and hits a low effort from the edge of the area that takes a deflection on its way through, with Casteels still able to make a necessary block to turn it behind for a corner.
54' GREAT SAVE! Arnold fires an effort towards goal from the corner of the penalty area, with Kruse getting a touch to the ball on the way through. Neuer holds his position extremely well and somehow manages to get a hand to the ball despite the close-range redirection - turning it behind for a corner.
M. Svanberg
Yellow Card
52' Svanberg is shown a yellow card for clattering into Hernandez with a raised boot during an attempt to win the ball near the byline.
50' Kimmich strides forward with intent and uses the space he’s given, hitting a long-range effort that forces Casteels to palm it behind for a corner.
48' Lacroix lifts a pass forward looking for the run of Nmecha but Upamecano and Neuer combine to win back the ball, with the goalkeeper eventually picking it up nonchalantly.
46' Bayern Munich get the match restarted from the kick-off!
L. Sané
S. Gnabry
46' Bayern Munich make a change as well, with Sane on for Gnabry.
M. Kruse
P. Wimmer
46' A change at the half for Wolfsburg sees Kruse come on for Wimmer.
Firmly in control of the three points, Nagelsmann may use the second half as an opportunity to incorporate new players into the fold. The exciting Gravenberch and young striker Tel could both make appearances late on, while former Juventus defender De Ligt could come on in place of the booked Hernandez. Down two goals at the half - the situation is very different for Wolfsburg, who have no reason not to open up in search of a result. Waldschmidt and Brekalo could be useful additions from the bench with very little happening for the visiting forwards in the first half.
Bayern Munich take a 2-0 lead into the half-time interval at Allianz Arena, thanks to two goals in the final 15 minutes of the half. The hosts were wholly in control of the match from the outset, dictating the tempo and forcing Wolfsburg to hold a rigid, compact shape in midfield. Mane thought he had taken the lead after 19 minutes but a correctly flagged offside kept the score level for a little while longer. The visitors provided very little resistance and were unable to force Neuer into a save as the hosts edged closer and closer to goal. A low Musiala strike after 33 minutes and Muller’s redirection on a Kimmich shot gave Nagelsmann’s side the lead they deserved for their fantastic flowing play before the interval.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: BAYERN MUNICH 2-0 WOLFSBURG.
45' The fourth official indicates three minutes will be added to the end of the half for stoppages.
J. Kimmich
Assist
43' No doubt looking for the goal himself, Kimmich will have to be satisfied with an assist on Bayern' second goal of the game.
T. Müller
Goal
43' MULLER MAKES IT TWO! 2-0! Davies drives on a trademark run down the left flank, evading tackles as he charges towards the touchline. The Canada international pulls it back to Kimmich, who has a first-time strike from the edge of the penalty area, which takes a touch from Muller as it flies through the crowd of bodies and wrong-foots Casteels!
42' Bayern Munich are piling on the pressure late in the first half, looking to add some insurance before the interval. They've been thoroughly dominant since taking the lead - with a second more than likely at some point.
40' Kimmich stabs an awkwardly hit volley from the edge of the penalty area towards Casteels, forcing the goalkeeper to get down quickly to his left to make a clean catch.
39' Wolfsburg haven’t lost their first away game of a campaign in any of the last seven seasons since a 2-1 loss to Bayern back in 2014/15 (W5, D2) – no other current Bundesliga side is currently enjoying a similar streak.
37' Muller fakes a short-corner routine but ultimately allows Kimmich to put the ball to the edge of the penalty area, where Gnabry attempts an audacious volley. The forward manages to make decent contact with the ball but he drives it straight into the leg of Guilavogui.
35' Counting the Supercup, Musiala has now scored four goals and assisted once in Bayern Munich’s opening three matches. He’s been fantastic both progressing the ball as well as taking his chances, helping to fill in with Lewandowski now plying his trade at Barcelona.
J. Musiala
Goal
33' MUSIALA BREAKS THE DEADLOCK! 1-0 BAYERN MUNICH! It’s a lovely strike from the Germany international, who continues his fantastic run to start the season. Receiving a pass from Muller with his back to goal 20 yards out, Musiala spins to dribble past three markers before firing a low shot that beats the outstretched palm of Casteels!
31' Kimmich’s inswinging corner looks to test Casteels on his line, with Muller crashing through to add pressure onto the goalkeeper. It’s cleared off the line out towards the centre-circle, where Neuer races up to meet it and fire it out for a Wolfsburg goal-kick.
29' As we approach the half-hour mark, it doesn’t appear as though either side have done enough to test the opposition goalkeeper. The battle for the most part has been fought in the midfield, with chances to have a shot coming few and far between.
27' Due to the hot temperatures in Bavaria, the referee blows his whistle to allow both sides to rehydrate - giving both coaches an opportunity to briefly pass out instructions.
25' Kimmich cuts inside to place the ball on his left foot before striking an effort towards goal from 25 yards out, receiving a touch from Muller on its way through to Casteels. The effort falls off-target but the linesman’s flag goes up anyways for offside on the raumdeuter.
S. Ulreich
Yellow Card
23' The referee halts play temporarily and runs over to the touchline to produce a yellow card to substitute goalkeeper Ulreich, who was apparently having a little too much to say to the referee from his vantage point. It's the second booking of the match but one that shouldn't alter Nagelsmann's plans too much.
21' The goal won’t count but the build-up play which led to the chance will be a positive sign to Nagelsmann. The free-flowing midfield movement and the accuracy of the cross from wing to back post will surely lead to more opportunities as the match goes on.
19' MANE SCORES BUT IT WON’T COUNT! It’s a lovely flowing move from Bayern Munich, who come forward through Musiala, who finds Kimmich with a simple, square pass. The play is spread to the wing for Gnabry, who immediately picks his head up and plays a low cross to the far post for the run of Mane. The Senegal international taps it in easily but after a brief review the referee blows his whistle for offside on the striker!
17' Svanberg’s corner is easily headed out of the six-yard box, before Gnabry gets onto the loose ball and whacks it downfield.
16' Marmoush hits the set-piece but clips the top of the wall, giving the visitors a corner-kick to keep on the pressure.
L. Hernández
Yellow Card
15' Hernandez leans in and shoves Wimmer to the ground with a push of the shoulder 20 yards from goal. It’s a cynical challenge that earns the centre-back a yellow card, while also giving Wolfsburg a real chance to test Neuer from the set-piece.
13' CLOSE! Kimmich fires a corner-kick into the penalty area from the right, looking for Pavard at the near post. The right-back manages to rise highest to flick a reverse header towards goal - sending the chance off the crossbar and out!
11' Fantastic work by Musiala, who manages to dribble out of trouble despite close marking from two Wolfsburg midfielders. The Germany international is able to get by both Guilavogui and Wimmer before driving down the touchline and finding Gnabry in an advanced position.
9' Davies gets forward with trademark pace and finds Gnabry, who cuts inside before running down a cul-de-sac, losing possession on the edge of Wolfsburg’s 18-yard box.
7' Van De Ven launches a long pass down the wing for Marmoush, who is again allowed to drive into the penalty area before going down under pressure from Pavard. The referee sees nothing wrong with the contact and allows play to continue, with the France international dribbling out of his area before linking play with the midfield.
5' Marmoush glides past Pavard’s sliding challenge but Nmecha isn’t able to beat Neuer with a scuffed close-range effort.
3' Svanberg puts Wolfsburg’s first corner of the match into the penalty area from the left but Upamecano easily clears the danger with a header at the near post.
1' Wolfsburg get the match underway from the kick-off!
Wolfsburg make a single change from their 2-2 draw with Werder Bremen, as Guilavogui comes in to replace Brekalo.
Bayern Munich line up with an unchanged XI from their 6-1 win against Eintracht Frankfurt last week. Neuer starts between the posts behind a back four of Davies, Hernandez, Upamencano and Pavard. Sabitzer and Kimmich are the central midfielders while Musiala and Muller on either flank will push up to support the pair of strikers: Gnabry and Mane.
WOLFSBURG SUBS: Aster Vrancx, Pavao Pervan, Gian-Luca Waldschmidt, Paulo Otavio, Maximilian Philipp, Josip Brekalo, Felix Nmecha, Jakub Kaminski, Max Kruse.
WOLFSBURG XI (4-5-1): Koen Casteels; Ridle Baku, Sebastiaan Bornauw, Maxence Lacroix, Micky Van De Ven; Patrick Wimmer, Maximilian Arnold, Joshua Guilavogui, Mattias Svanberg, Omar Marmoush; Lukas Nmecha.
BAYERN MUNICH SUBS: Sven Ulreich, Ryan Gravenberch, Tanguy Kouassi, Mathys Tel, Bouna Sarr, Leroy Sane, Matthijs De Ligt, Noussair Mazraoui, Josip Stanisic.
BAYERN MUNICH XI (4-4-2): Manuel Neuer; Alphonso Davies, Lucas Hernandez, Dayot Upamecano, Benjamin Pavard; Jamal Musiala, Marcel Sabitzer, Joshua Kimmich, Thomas Muller; Serge Gnabry, Sadio Mane.
With 15 minutes to go before kick-off, let’s look at how the two sides are lining up - starting with our hosts!
An 84th-minute Joshua Guilavogui goal salvaged a point for Wolfsburg in their opening fixture after newly promoted Werder Bremen put themselves 2-1 ahead early in the match. It doesn’t get any easier for them today, going up against Bayern Munich away from home - where they’ve failed to win in their last 29 tries.
A 6-1 thrashing of Eintracht Frankfurt on the opening day of the season got Bayern Munich’s campaign off to the perfect start, with new signing Sadio Mane opening his account in the latter stages of the first half. Playing at the Allianz Arena for the first time in the new league year, Julian Nagelsmann’s team will be eager to better their last result against Wolfsburg - a 2-2 draw.
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