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Bayern München v Borussia M'gladbach Live Commentary, 27/08/2022

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L. Sané (83)
M. Thuram (43)
Allianz Arena

Commentary

That's all from the Allianz Arena today, so thank you for joining us and goodbye!
Having shattered the Bundesliga record for most saves in a match, next time out Sommer will join his teammates in their quest to prolong a perfect home record against Mainz. Meanwhile, bamboozled Bayern must prepare for their DFB-Pokal first-round tie in midweek.
A truly inspired performance by Gladbach goalkeeper Sommer - featuring a scarcely credible 19 saves - earns Die Fohlen a draw, as Bayern somehow contrive to drop their first points of the Bundesliga season. At the final whistle, first-half goalscorer Thuram and his keeper celebrate in front of the visiting fans, who will leave Bavaria having seen their side put up a defiant - if slightly fortunate - display. Nagelsmann will be wondering how his team failed to win, given such dominance, but some petulant behaviour didn't help the hosts' cause.
90' + 7' FULL-TIME: BAYERN MUNICH 1-1 BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACH
90' + 6' With perhaps the final chance of the game, Coman drifts in from the right flank and scuffs a shot narrowly wide of the left-hand post. Gladbach survive!
B. Pavard
Yellow Card
Bayern München
90' + 5' The latest frustrated Bayern player to be booked is Pavard, who shoves Kramer to the turf and then gets involved in some jostling.
C. Kramer
Yellow Card
Borussia M'gladbach
90' + 5' After a tussle with Pavard near the centre circle, Kramer is booked by the referee.
90' + 4' Again, Musiala shimmies well to buy space in the packed penalty area, but then gets under his shot from an angle and it flies wildly over the crossbar from 15 yards out.
90' + 2' CLOSE! Defying belief, Sommer is at it again, as he gets down to deny De Ligt a late winner from a powerful 20-yard effort. He had to stretch full-length to palm it away. What a day it's been for the Galdbach veteran!
90' SAVE! Like at the end of the first half, out of nowhere, Gladbach break and Thuram finds himself on the ball deep inside the Bayern half. He cuts inside, but thumps his shot straight at Neuer, who hangs onto it well.
89' Gnabry now finds Sommer's arms with a hopeful long-range effort, which skids straight towards Gladbach's hero.
87' SAVE! Davies fires a low shot across goal from the left side of the area, but Sommer reacts well to dive low to his left and make his 16th save of an incredible game for the goalkeeper.
M. de Ligt
L. Sané
Bayern München
85' Despite scoring the equaliser, Sane is taken off by Bayern; a defender, De Ligt, is his replacement.
P. Herrmann
J. Hofmann
Borussia M'gladbach
85' Hofmann is also withdrawn, hobbling off in some pain as Herrmann comes on.
T. Jantschke
K. Koné
Borussia M'gladbach
85' Farke reacts to conceding the goal by replacing Kone with Jantschke.
J. Musiala
Assist
Bayern München
83' Having demonstrated a clear head several times since coming on, Musiala unpicks the lock and plays in Sane with a short pass across the area.
L. Sané
Goal
Bayern München
83' BAYERN PULL LEVEL! Finally, the hosts find a way past Sommer, as Sane receives the ball from Musiala inside the box, turns and swipes the ball home with a precise strike into the bottom corner! It's now 1-1, and everything's still to play for at the Allianz Arena!
81' Demonstrating the lack of discipline which is affecting his players on the pitch, Nagelsmann is also shown a yellow card by the referee for disputing his calls.
L. Sané
Yellow Card
Bayern München
80' After being felled by Kone en route to the Gladbach area, Sane is enraged by the referee's refusal to award a free-kick and his angry protests earn him a booking.
78' OFF THE POST! Almost scoring direct from a corner, Kimmich's low, inswinging cross clips the base of the post and goes behind for a goal-kick!
M. Friedrich
F. Neuhaus
Borussia M'gladbach
77' To freshen up his flagging side, Farke introduces Friedrich for Neuhaus.
75' SMART STOP! As Kone comes back on from the touchline, Bayern pile forward again, and Pavard drives a shot powerfully towards the top corner from 25 yards. It's really travelling, but Sommer gets himself behind it and parries it away for a corner.
73' Kone is down with either cramp or a minor muscular injury, and much to Bayern's annoyance, the game comes to a temporary halt.
71' SAVE! After Gnabry sees a shot parried away by the immovable Sommer, the ball is recycled and Muller powers a header straight at goal. Of course, the Swiss stopper is perfectly placed and makes yet another save.
70' Musiala jinks clear of three defenders near the left byline, but his cutback is then gratefully gathered in by Sommer, low to his right.
68' Sommer makes a more straightforward save this time, as Kimmich lays off a free-kick into Sane's path, and the latter shoots hard and low towards the centre of the goal.
S. Gnabry
S. Mané
Bayern München
68' Mane also makes way for Die Roten; Gnabry comes on up front.
J. Musiala
M. Sabitzer
Bayern München
67' Nagelsmann has seen enough and makes a double change in search of an overdue goal. Recently booked, Sabitzer is replaced by Musiala in midfield.
65' SUPER SOMMER! Yet again, Gladbach's goalkeeper saves the day - this time shutting out Sane as the Bayern winger charged towards goal following a rapid break. He comes out feet first to complete the block, with Itakura's desperate lunge also putting Sane off just when he was set to strike! Another close call!
M. Sabitzer
Yellow Card
Bayern München
63' Bayern receive another yellow card straight away: for fouling Kone in midfield, Sabitzer is booked.
J. Kimmich
Yellow Card
Bayern München
62' Frustration boils over for Kimmich, as a clear show of dissent towards the referee is punished by a yellow card.
62' DOUBLE SAVE! Sommer is a man possessed, as he lives up to his reputation as a supreme shot-stopper again! Twice, Mane fails to beat him from close range, with plenty of time to pick out the corner - the Sengalese star should have scored, but the goalkeeper did brilliantly to keep his sheet clean!
61' Bayern break straight down the other end, and Mane has an attempt saved in the bottom-left corner, though Sommer was relatively untroubled.
60' Neuer is called into action, having had to do little other than pick the ball out of his net so far, as Itakura's tame header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom corner by the Bayern keeper.
58' Defending deep within the width of their penalty area, Gladbach are frustrating Bayern by effectively narrowing the pitch. Farke clearly has them well-drilled, and Sabitzer lets his frustration get the better of him by grumbling to the referee after Muller concedes a needless free-kick.
56' Sane, Muller and Mane all probe patiently on the edge of the box, but no-one can wriggle their way through a disciplined Gladbach defence. As the game wears on, the visitors' belief continues to grow.
54' Though they have stepped up in class today, against the perennial champions, Gladbach’s five-game unbeaten run away from home is already the longest ongoing streak among Bundesliga clubs. Not only that, but with seven points so far, they have also made their best start to a season in four years.
H. Wolf
A. Pléa
Borussia M'gladbach
52' Having picked up an injury, Plea limps off; Wolf will be his replacement.
50' Plea is down on the turf, nursing an injury, and it does not look good for the French forward. Despite receiving medical attention, it seems as though he will have to be withdrawn.
48' After the interruption, Bayern get back into the action with a bang, as Muller rises at the near post and steers a header just wide under intense pressure from Sommer, who comes out with fists flying. The goalkeeper is then awarded a free-kick.
47' With red flare smoke billowing down onto the pitch from the packed stands up above, the game is momentarily paused, and the referee picks up the ball with the air of an annoyed P.E. teacher.
46' We are back under way at the Allianz Arena!
It is difficult to see the second half panning out much differently than the first, in terms of the direction of play, but can Bayern finally hit the net after the break? Or will Gladbach defy logic and hold out for a famous win?
Quite remarkably, given their total dominance of the both the ball and of territory, Bayern trail at the interval, to a side who have recently become their most awkward opponent. Gladbach hung tough while being battered from all angles - particularly the right, where Coman has reigned supreme - and they were twice saved by close offside calls. They then struck ruthlessly on the counter, with Thuram showing the clinical touch that the hosts have been missing.
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: BAYERN MUNICH 0-1 BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACH
45' There are three minutes of additional time to be played at the end of the first half, with Bayern more eager than ever to break through after falling a goal behind.
M. Thuram
Goal
Borussia M'gladbach
43' GLADBACH LEAD! From nowhere, with their first attempt on goal, the visitors seize the advantage! Thuram latches onto a volleyed clearance up from the back, after Upamecano errs on the halfway line, then shows great composure to hold off two defenders and roll the ball coolly past Neuer for the opening goal!
42' Davies stings the palms of Sommer with a low shot from 20 yards out, following a nod-down by Muller. That was a smart stop to keep his side level.
41' A clumsy challenge by Upamecano flattens Thuram on the left wing, and Gladbach get an opportunity to load the ball into the box from the resulting free-kick. However, they can't make anything of it, and Bayern go straight back on the attack.
39' Bayern miss out by a hair's breadth again, as Mane is flagged for offside on another tap-in following a free-kick. Still, the scoreline remains blank, but how long can Gladbach hold out? They have 10 men almost permanently behind the ball.
A. Pléa
Yellow Card
Borussia M'gladbach
37' Tracking back to help out in defence, Plea overstretches in a bid to stop Coman's relentless progress down the right and hacks down his man. That'll be the first yellow card.
36' NO GOAL! Mane's opener is ruled out, and the game remains goalless! There was an offside in the build-up, with Sane the guilty party - a close escape for Die Fohlen!
34' BAYERN BREAK THROUGH! At last, the hosts take a merited lead, as Sane and Muller combine on the right before the latter pulls the ball back for Mane to score from close range! It's 1-0 to Bayern! But will it stand? The VAR has called the on-field referee to review his pitchside monitor!
32' CLOSE! Somehow, Sane fails to score, as after dancing through a number of limp challenges inside the Gladbach area, he finally shoots from 10 yards but is denied by a brilliant block from Itakura. That was last-gasp defending at its best!
30' JUST OVER! Sane exchanges rapid passes with Muller on the brink of the box, and then lets fly with a volleyed attempt from just inside. Dipping all the time, it drops just over the crossbar and behind!
28' A wicked cross from the right by Coman - the latest of several attacks down that side - sees Mane just miss out on connecting, and via a block, Bayern have another corner.
26' Julian Nagelsmann scribbles furiously on his notepad by the touchline, as he prepares for his half-time intervention. Perhaps the paper reads 'SCORE', as that is all Bayern have yet to do in this typically dominant display.
24' With 63 per cent of the ball so far, Bayern's game plan is playing itself out; but despite firing in six shots to none from their opponents, they have yet to make a breakthrough.
22' CLOSE! At the end of a long spell of Bayern pressure, Coman does brilliantly to outwit several defenders before stepping inside from the right wing and unleashing a powerful shot. It sails just wide, with Sommer surely beaten!
20' From a free-kick out on the right flank, some 30 yards from goal, Kimmich flashes a dangerous cross along the corridor of uncertainty between the Gladbach defence and Sommer, leaving the goalkeeper to frantically palm the ball away at the last moment from near his goal-line.
19' Once the all-clear to continue is received, Kimmich's corner comes to nothing and Gladbach clear the ball upfield.
17' The game is brought to a halt as Kimmich awaits the chance to take a corner from the left: a pitch-invader has made their way onto the playing surface and is being forcibly removed by security personnel.
15' Hernadez mops up some rare defensive danger for Bayern; calmly covering across and feeding the ball back to Neuer, with Thuram perched threateningly on his shoulder.
13' Despite their efforts to play out from the back, with Farke prompting them to do so from the touchline, Gladbach are unable to get out of their own half at the moment, as Bayern win the ball back again and again.
11' Itakura makes a vital interception, as Mane almost slips in Sane on the left side of the area with a low pass. The visitors will have to be constantly alert if they're to defy expectations and keep a clean sheet today.
9' Another corner for the hosts is swung in by Sane, from the right, but it evades the hordes of players amassed in the area and sails wide on the other side for a goal-kick.
7' Including a remarkable 5-0 victory in the DFB-Pokal, Gladbach are unbeaten in their last three competitive games against Bayern and could even record three consecutive wins against them for the first time. The last German team to do so was Borussia Dortmund, between 2010 and 2012 (five straight wins).
5' Bayern are back in the ascendancy, and their relentless pressing almost pays dividends, but Mane is then penalised for handball just outside the box.
3' After surviving that early scare, Gladbach strike back at the other end, but despite the best efforts of Plea they cannot carve out a clear opening.
1' GREAT SAVE! Sommer is called into action almost immediately, as the Swiss stopper springs high to his left and tips over a goalbound header from Upamecano! Brilliant goalkeeping keeps his side on level terms, and Bayern have a corner.
1' We are under way in Munich!
The players are out on the pitch at the Allianz Arena, as the Bayern anthem rings out loud and clear. Kick-off is now just moments away!
Gladbach are forced into one change from the side that started last week's win against Hertha, as Netz starts at left-back in place of Bensebaini, who is ruled out by illness. Captain Stindl is on the bench once again, as he continues his recovery from a hamstring injury, while Stefan Lainer - who scored against Bayern in January - misses out entirely.
Both Davies and Musiala return to the Bayern squad after missing out on last weekend's trip to Bochum, and the former slots straight back into the starting XI. Gnabry is still consigned to the bench, alongside De Ligt, while Leon Goretzka is among those sidelined due to injury.
SUBS: Tobias Sippel, Marvin Friedrich, Hannes Wolf, Jordan Beyer, Tony Jantschke, Rocco Reitz, Lars Stindl, Yvandro Borges Sanches, Patrick Herrmann.
BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACH (4-2-3-1): Yann Sommer; Joe Scally, Nico Elvedi, Ko Itakura, Luca Netz; Kouadio Kone, Christoph Kramer; Jonas Hofmann, Florian Neuhaus, Alassane Plea; Marcus Thuram.
SUBS: Sven Ulreich, Serge Gnabry, Matthijs de Ligt, Noussair Mazraoui, Jamal Musiala, Josip Stanisic, Ryan Gravenberch, Mathys Tel, Bouna Sarr.
BAYERN MUNICH (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer; Benjamin Pavard, Lucas Hernandez, Dayot Upamecano, Alphonso Davies; Joshua Kimmich, Marcel Sabitzer; Kingsley Coman, Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane; Sadio Mane.
One of only two teams to win at the Allianz Arena in the Bundesliga last season, Borussia Monchengladbach will be seeking a repeat of January's surprise 2-1 victory today. Under the new management of Daniel Farke, Die Fohlen have started brightly this term, with two wins from two at home following their win against Hertha Berlin last time out, and seven points in all. The visitors now aim for the first away success of their league campaign against the most formidable of opponents.
Before this clash of the top two sides in the Bundesliga table, reigning champions Bayern Munich boast the only perfect record in the German top flight after three matches. The Bavarians have also found the net 21 times in their first four games, including the German Super Cup, after a 7-0 win against Bochum last weekend. With a number of players now returned from injury, Die Roten's formidable squad will be near full strength today.
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