Goals And Full Highlights: Bayern Munich 2-1 Borussia Monchengladbach In Bundesliga Matchday 31

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2:32 PM23 days ago

Full time Bayern win 2-1

A dull second half for the most part ended with some excitement as Leon Goretzka scored the winner for Munich with four minutes to go. 

Bayern worked slowly throughout the match and therefore had to work hard for the win. Lewandowski and Mueller's absences clearly held them back as the attack simply didn't fire on all cylinders. But Goretzka came to the rescue in the end.

Gladbach pushed hard in the second stanza but weren't able to make anything happen. Without their two best attacking options, Thuram hurt in the first half and Plea out through yellow card suspension, Galdbach had a tough task and a tough time. VAR didn't help either, ruling out one of their goals in the first half for a marginal offside.

Bayern remain at the top of the table clear of the chasing pack and on track for another Bundesliga title

Gladbach remain in fourth place ahead of Leverkusen on goal difference in the hunt for a Champions League place. 

 

2:28 PM23 days ago

90+1' Accidental handball on Stindl in the center of the box kills Gladbach possession
2:22 PM23 days ago

3 Minutes Added

Three extra minutes added
2:21 PM23 days ago

Stindl shot wide!

89' Stindl runs on to the ball over the top and takes the half volley from outside the box in the center of the park. He fires wide right, but Neuer knew he was beat if it was on target
2:20 PM23 days ago

Bayern Sub

88' Javi Martinez subs on for Perisic, putting on emphasis on seeing out the win
2:19 PM23 days ago

88' Neuhaus shot from the center of the box wide right, not threatening goal
2:18 PM23 days ago

Goretzka GOAL!

86' Pavard near the byline on the right side crosses it for Goretzka sprinting to the near post. He gets enough of a touch to redirect it to the bottom left corner for the goal 

Bayern up 2-1

2:17 PM23 days ago

82' Laszlo Benes a midfielder on for Embolo

Likely a change to add a body to midfield and see out the draw

2:13 PM23 days ago

80' Wriedt with a shot from outside the box. Getting into the action immediately after coming on
2:10 PM23 days ago

Bayern Sub

77' Forward Kwasi Wriedt subs on Zirkzee
2:07 PM23 days ago

76' Boateng with a great ball over the top for Coman streaking behind the defense towards the center of the box, but too far and Sommer catches it easily
2:06 PM23 days ago

71'  Pavard with a meek low cross from the right side that Sommer scoops up easily
2:01 PM23 days ago

Gladbach sub

70' Herrmann off for Oscar Wendt
2:01 PM23 days ago

Lainer yellow card

69' Lainer late to the challenge on Coman for a Bayern free kick in the attacking half
1:59 PM23 days ago

Pavard header just over the bar!

65' Kimmich sends in a corner to the middle of the box and Pavard heads it just over the bar
1:55 PM23 days ago

Bayern Double Subs

62' Bayern's Alphonso Davies and Kingsley Coman replace Cuisance and Hernandez
1:52 PM23 days ago

61' Jantschke and Gnabry battle near the byline and the last touch on Jantschke

Corner to Bayern but nothing comes of it

1:52 PM23 days ago

55' Pavard and Embolo collide. Inside Bayern's own box on the right side, Pavard toe pokes it away just in time and Embolo comes in late and the two crash

Free kick to Bayern for a foul called on Embolo for the late challenge

1:46 PM23 days ago

Herrmann shot saved!

54' Herrmann with a shot from the center of the box straight at Neuer

Power on the ball, but a routine save for the German

1:44 PM23 days ago

53' Gnabry muffs a chance and has it blocked on the right side of the box

Kimmich with a brilliant switch of play from the left side to Gnabry

1:43 PM23 days ago

Herrman shot saved

49' Ginter sends the ball over the top as Embolo gets in behind the defenders in the middle. Embolo lays it off to the right side of the box or Herrmann who shoots straight at Neuer

Offside flag goes up for the initial run from Embolo

1:41 PM23 days ago

Shot high!

48' Bensabaini sends in a cross from the left side just outside the box. Neuer doesn't catch it cleanly and clears it to the top of the box

Lainer shoots from outside the box high

1:39 PM23 days ago

Second Half Begins

46' Center back Tony Jantschke on for center back Nico Elvedi

Gladbach kick us off

1:36 PM23 days ago

Halftime 1-1

A fairly even half between Bayern and Gladbach

Both goals come from mistakes, an errant pass from Gladach's Sommer gifted a goal to Bayern. While at the other end, Pavard's own goal leveled the scoring. 

VAR also took a goal away from the visitors for a marginal offside call. 

Despite the mistakes, each side have had chances on goal and could have at least two or three. 

Bayern, though, clearly suffering without Lewandowski and Mueller while Gladbach playing well without their two strikers, Thuram who left the in the 10th minute through injury and Plea

Should be an exciting 2nd half

1:21 PM23 days ago

3 Minutes added

Three stoppage time minutes added to the half
1:17 PM23 days ago

45' Sommer stretches and catches the header going towards the top corner

Free kick was sent from the right side all the way to the left side of the box and Perisic headed it back towards the top right corner and Sommer jumped to catch the ball at it's summit and save it

1:16 PM23 days ago

Bensabaini Yellow Card

45' Bensebaini with a hard foul on Pavard coming in late with the challenge. Gets a yellow card
1:15 PM23 days ago

43' Gnabry  and Elvedi with a long duel inside the box on the right side near the byline. Gnabry twists and turns but Elvedi doesn't fall for it and blocks the cross. Last touch on Gnabry and out for a goal kick
1:14 PM23 days ago

Header Wide!

39' Hernandez from the left side of the box near the byline crosses back to the spot and Cuisance rises up but heads it wide left
1:09 PM23 days ago

Own Goal Pavard!

37' Pavard knocks it into his own net for the equalizer

Herrmann on the sprint from the just outside the box on the right side sends in a low cross behind Bayern's defenders scrambling back. Pavard slides not knowing who's behind him and knocks it straight into his own goal past Neuer. 1-1

1:08 PM23 days ago

35' Hernandez fouls Lainer near the touchline around midfield
1:05 PM23 days ago

33' Zirkzee strays beyond the defense, tries to come back onside, but the flag goes up
1:03 PM23 days ago

32' Herrmann flagged for offside
1:02 PM23 days ago

31' Embolo shot from the left side of the box easily blocked
1:02 PM23 days ago

Zirkzee Goal!

26' Zirkzee scores on an open net!

Sommer leaves the net open trying to play it out of the back and his bad pass finds Zirkzee who shoots from outside the box on a wide open goal for the opener.

12:57 PM23 days ago

Embolo shot saved!

25' Embolo shot saved! Follow up wide!

Stindl on the right side switches it over the top and into the left side of the box for Embolo who heads it at Neuer on the left side of goal

Rebound comes back to Embolo who shoots just wide of the post

12:56 PM23 days ago

Hernandez shot saved!

22' Hernandez sprints into the box from the left side after beautiful inter link between him, a dummy from Perisic, and the pass back from Zirkzee in the D. 

Hernandez runs on to the ball and shoots from the spot straight at Sommer for a save

12:53 PM23 days ago

20' Herr gmann just offside. Flies past Hernandez down the right flank, but it just a split second too early. Lucky for Bayern as Hernandez pulled him down from behind as a tactical foul, but the offside call preceded it rending his foul null and void
12:51 PM23 days ago

19' Bensebaini from the left side crosses for Lainer coming into the box on the right side but gets no power on the header. Easy catch for Neuer
12:50 PM23 days ago

17' Gnabry header saved! 

Cruisance chips the ball in to a running Gnabry in the center of the box who heads it straight to the keeper

12:48 PM23 days ago

VAR Rule No Goal!

15' VAR intervenes and rules Hoffman was offside, chopping off the goal
12:48 PM23 days ago

Hoffman Goal!

15' Hoffamn goal! Embolo plays a pass in and Hoffman beats the offside trap for a 1v1 with the keeper. Easily slots it past Neuer
12:47 PM23 days ago

Shot Wide!

11' Cuisance shot wide! 

Kimmich from outside the D chips it in to Perisic who chests it to Cuisance. Cuisance volleys it well wide

12:42 PM23 days ago

Embolo on for Thuram

10' Breel Embolo on for Marcus Thuram who leaves injured. He does, though, walk off under his own power

Gladbach now without their two main strikers. Thuram through injury and Plea who's suspended for the match due to yellow card accumulation

12:41 PM23 days ago

8' Thuram hobbles back on to the field. Running very uncomfortably
12:39 PM23 days ago

8' Cuisance with a ball in for a streaking Gnabry, but too far and out for a goal kick for Gladbach
12:38 PM23 days ago

5' Thuram down again after stretching for a ball  just out of his reach. May have to be subbed already
12:37 PM23 days ago

4' Gnabry sends in a cross from the right side, but right to Sommer with no threat to the keeper
12:35 PM23 days ago

2' Free kick into the box falls for Thuram, who shoots inside the box. blocked and out for a corner

 

Corner taken and nothing comes of it

12:33 PM23 days ago

2

2' Boateng and Thuram collide going for ball in the air near midfield. Boateng called for foul
12:32 PM23 days ago

Kick Off

1' Bayern kick us off
12:31 PM23 days ago

Almost Ready To Go

12:28 PM23 days ago

Gladbach XI Without Plea

11:52 AM23 days ago

Bayern XI with rotation

11:51 AM23 days ago

Gladbach Have Arrived

Borussia Monchengladbach have arrived to take on their historical and arch rivals

11:37 AM23 days ago

Bayern In The House

11:35 AM23 days ago

And We're Live

We are live and ready to get you going for Bayern v Gladbach
11:35 AM23 days ago

Thiago To Miss For Bayern

Bayern manager Hansi Flick announced Friday at his prematch press conference that midfielder Thiago Alcantara has had surgery on his groin and will miss the next few weeks.

Thiago suffered the injury midweek in the DFB Pokal semifinal win over Eintracht Frankfurt.

4:12 PM24 days ago

Key Players

Marcus Thuram will need to put on a clinic at forward for Gladbach if they are to have any chance of getting a point. The Frenchman will be without his striker partner, Plea, which means perfect opportunity to display his skillset. 

For Bayern, who starts in Lewandowski's place? Another striker? A false 9? Who comes into the midfield for the incredibly in form Muller?

Still, Bayern will likely have enough fire power to take it to their visitors.

3:14 AM25 days ago

Gladbach For The Upset?

Gladbach have won three of their last five meetings with Bayern. Ramy Bensebaini, with his only Bundesliga brace, sealed a 2-1 win for the Foals with a stoppage-time penalty in the reverse fixture.

Without Lewandowski and Muller in attack for Bayern, Gladbach have an outside shot of snatching at least a point. 

3:11 AM25 days ago

Flick Focused

"The way we play football is fun to watch," Flick said earlier this week. "You want to become better. I have to congratulate the team with the way they have been playing in 2020. For us as coaches it is great."

"We now have four games left in the league and we want to keep focused and be successful. We know we need two more wins."

Two more wins, they've got another Bundesliga title. 

3:09 AM25 days ago

Bayern New Manager Bounce Sustained

Hansi Flick took over in the fall for the fired Niko Kovac. And since then, Bayern have been on a tear, enough so to earn Flick a permanent deal. 

Thomas Muller has reentered the squad and is about to break the record for most assists in a Bundesliga season with a few games remaining. 

Canadian Alphonso Davies has excelled at left back. And although initially a change in position under Kovac, Flick has keep the speedster at full back and he's taken full advantage of it, keeping Bayern and Bundesliga record signing Lucas Hernandez relegated to the bench even after returning from injury. 

3:07 AM25 days ago

Bundesliga Top 6

1) Bayern Munich: 70 points (+60 goals) 2) Dortmund: 63 points (+46 goals) 3) RB Leipzig: 59 points (+43 goals) 4) Monchengladbach: 56 points (+21 goals) 5) Bayer Leverkusen: 56 points (+16 goals) 6) Wolfsburg: 45 points (+6 goals)
3:06 AM25 days ago

Gladbach Roster And Injury Notes

Striker Alassane Plea will miss the crucial match after receiving a red card in their last outing, a loss to Freiburg. 

Midfielders Denis Zakaria and Tobias Strobl will both miss the match due to injury. 

3:03 AM25 days ago

Gladbach Recent Form

Gladbach have seen an up and down restart. In five games, 2W 1D and 2L have seen them limp along in the top four race. 

A home loss to Bayer Leverkusen and an away draw to relegation battling Werder Bremen have put them in a hotly contested Champions League place battle.

3:00 AM25 days ago

Bayern Roster And Injury Notes

Bayern will have to play without star striker Robert Lewandowski who will miss due to yellow card accumulation. 

The no-natural-position Thomas Muller will also miss the match for one too many yellow cards. 

Germany forward Serge Gnabry is also a doubt after picking up a knock in training this week.

2:58 AM25 days ago

Bayern Recent Form

Bayern have won all five of their matches since the league's restart, with all but one of those by multiple goals. 

Bayern lead the league on 70 points, with their nearest challengers Borussia Dortmund seven points below. 

2:54 AM25 days ago

Kick Off And How To Watch

Bayern will host the match at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany. Host of the 2012 Champions League final and able to seat 75,000 fans, this match will of course feature zero fans in attendance because of the Coronavirus. 


The game kicks off at 12:30 EST, available to watch on FS1 on TV. If you can't catch the game on TV, tune in to VAVEL's coverage to follow along live. 

2:51 AM25 days ago

Bayern Munich vs Borussia Monchengladbach - Welcome

What's going on everybody. Welcome to VAVEL.com's LIVE coverage of the 2020 Bundesliga match: Bayern Munich vs Borussia Monchengladbach.

My name is Drew Pells and I'll be your host for this game. I'll have pre-game news, updates, and analysis, plus roster updates and everything else leading up to the game as it happens live here on VAVEL.
 

2:49 AM25 days ago
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