Union Berlin vs Bayern Munich: Live Stream TV Updates and How to Watch Bundesliga 2020 (0-0)
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Full Time: Union Berlin 0-2 Bayern Munich

It's safe to say that it hasn't been the most exciting of games from Berlin this evening.

Both sides have left much to be desired in the match.

One of the few positives is the partnership between Alphonso Davies and Serge Gnabry that has been highlighted in the game.

Against a defensively weak Frankfurt side next week, they could be deadly

Despite the scoreline, Union have looked positive going forward and have been strong at the back.

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90' Three minutes of added time

90' Cuisance comes on for Thomas Müller

85' Perisic replaces Serge Gnabry for FC Bayern

85' Triple substitution for Union: Ryerson, Kroos and Mees on for Bulter, Kroos and Mees

83' Lenz tries to drive in the ball from the left, but it is blocked by Pavard

80' GOAL BAYERN MUNICH

Benjamin Pavard heads in from close range, latching onto a perfect ball from Kimmich

80' Bayern have a corner after Schlotterbeck touches the ball behind

79' Very good save from Union's keeper. He stops Serge Gnabry fast close range after the German dances through die Eisern's defence

78' Gentner hits a volley outside of the box, but it goes far over the bar

77' Not much has happened since the substitutions, neither side looking likely to score

71' Kingsley Coman makes his 100th Bundesliga appearance, replacing Leon Goretzka

71' Gentner and Andersson replace Andrich and Ujah for Union Berlin

67' Trimmel plays in a dangerous-looking corner, but it is grabbed by Manuel Neuer

67' Corner for Union Berlin.

67' The game is much calmer now than in the first half, with neither creating too many good chances.

Bayern have 66% of the professional now compared to Union's 34%.

65' Neither side impressing as much in the second half. Union sitting much deeper than earlier and Bayern coming at them, but they cannot crack their defence

61' Union break, Bulter's cross is punched by Neuer and Davies recovers

58' High-intensity football from Bayern, although they seem to be lacking in quality

56' Union Berlin's Promel fires a shot from the edge of the box but it falls to the left of the far post

56' Pavard heads on the resulting corner but it goes wide of the goal

55' Thomas Müller floats a ball into the back post, but Lewandowski cannot get the ball onto the target and it is headed behind

54' Free-kick for Bayern deep inside of their own half

52' Goretzka and Pavard play some good passing football, but cannot beat the Union defence

51' Schlotterbeck will now miss the next game, with that his fifth yellow card

51' Schlotterbeck goes into the book for a late tackle on Goretzka

51' Free-kick for Union in their half after Hubner is taken down

50' Kimmich takes a good corner for Bayern, but nobody can get on the end of it

47' Gnabry breaks through, but his shot is blocked by Schlotterbeck

46' We're back underway

The teams are out and the second half has now kicked off!

Half Time: Union Berlin 0-1 Bayern Munich

Bayern lead at half-time thanks to Robert Lewandowski's penalty

45+4' Benjamin Pavard fires a good shot from range but it's just wide of the post

45+3' Corner for Union. Sent in by Trimmel but nobody can trouble Neuer

45' four minutes added on

4

45' Bayern are dominating the game much more today

40' Union Berlin 0-1 Bayern Munich

Lewandowski converts from the spot

39' PENALTY

Penalty for Bayern Munich as Goretzka is taken down by Subotic

37' Promel, who has just returned from a knee injury, is down clutching his leg

36' First booking for Bayern after Davies tackles Promel

35' Short break in play whilst Ujah is down with an injured shoulder

34' Still end-to-end football her in Köpernick, but neither side making any goalscoring opportunities

30' Both sides playing well so far. Davies is using his pace to capitalise on Union's defence and die Eisern's long-balls are causing some trouble to Bayern

28' Alphonso Davies beats the Union defence, but can't get a ball in at the byline

27' Bayern have a throw-in in Union's half

27' Corner drilled in, but deflects out and Union are back in their own half

26' Trimmel dries in the free-kick hard and low but it deflects behind for a corner

25' Kimmich drags down an onrunning Union player and they have a free-kick from around 35 yards out on the wing

24' Bayern counter, but Kimmich's chip over the defence is straight into the hands of the Union keeper

24' Union try to break, but can't beat Alaba on the right

22' Alphonso Davies squares it into the center of the 6-yard box but it goes just behind Lewandowski

21' Kimmich's free-kick can't clear the first man

21' Free-kick for Bayern after Thomas Muller is brought down by Lenz who arrives late

VAR GOAL DISSALOWED

Thomas Müller's goal is disallowed by the video assistants in Köln

GOAL Union Berlin 0-1 Bayern Munich

17' Kimmich's corner is turned in by Thomas Müller, appeals for offside from Union

17' Corner for Bayern 

15' Alphonso Davies plays in Serge Gnabry in the middle on the edge of the box, whose shot is blocked

14' Free-kick for Bayern just inside of the opposition's half

13' Hubner back up quickly

13' Hubner down after being caught by Thomas Muller

12' Christopher Lenz is booked after he leaves a foot in on Benjamin Pavard

12' Both sides have looked good so far. Union have been marginally better, with a handful of good goalscoring opportunities

11' The Berliners have a good period of passing play going forwards, but the ball into Ingvartsen is blocked

11' Free-kick for Union in their own half

10' Union counter, but are caught offside

10' Alphonso Davies runs forwards but is cut out by the Union defence

9' Bayern come forwards, a good ball into the middle but Goretzka slips

7' Ujah rushes a shot and fires over the bar

6' Union try to go forwards, but give the ball to the opposition

5' FC Bayern come forward. Pavard's cross finds Lewandowski in the middle but he can't get into control

4' Union's first real attack of the game fizzles out as Bulter's shot is straight into the arms of Neuer

4' Union have a throw-in going forwards

3' Nothing results from the corner

3' Lewandoski has his first shot of the game. It is deflected and goes over for a corner

2' Union try a counter-attack, but are flagged offside

2' Bayern comfortably passing round the back to get us started

1' Kickoff!

We're underway in Köpernick

FC Bayern now out!

The away side are out, with kickoff fast approaching

Union are out!

Union are the first team to step out onto the pitch

Five minutes to go!

There's only a handful of minutes until we got underway in Köpernick

There's only 15 minutes left to go until kickoff in Berlin!

In other news, Mainz have come from two behind to be level against Koln today.

An absolutely incredible goal from Kunde in which he took on multiple players, before cooly slotting the ball straight into the back of the net

Full preview

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Union Berlin: Starting Lineup

Die Eisern have announced their starting lineup for today's game.

New substitution rule

In today's game, sides will be allowed to make five substitutions across the match.

Although they can make five substitutions, this can only happen during three stoppages in play

Union without head-coach Fischer

A quick reminder that Union Berlin head-coach Urs Fischer will not be present at the game today.

He returned to Switzerland this week after a bereavement in his family.

 

A different experience in Berlin

It will be a very different experience for those at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei, with no supporters in attendance.

Union Berlin's 80% standing stadium in Köpenick has become famous around the globe for its atmosphere, and it could have been the difference for them today against Bayern.

Will die Eisern be able to adapt to not having their vocal support behind them today?

 

 

Video preview

Want to get up to speed on this game? Bundesliga commentator Derek Rae has provided a video preview of tonight's game between Union and Bayern

Last time out

In the previous time that the two met, Bayern were 2-1 winners in Bavaria. Here are the highlights of the game:

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Hansi Flick on Union Berlin

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, FC Bayern head coach Hansi Flick praised Union:

“We’re up against Union Berlin, a team with a great mentality. They’re a promoted side and are at home to FC Bayern.

"We can expect an aggressive team who will be direct in their attacks. We have to stand up against that.

"It won’t be enough with footballing ability alone. We have to add mentality and get stuck in.”

Hoffmann on how restart will affect Bayern

With Urs Fischer not at the game and returning to his family in Switzerland for personal reason, Markus Hoffmann will take charge on Sunday afternoon. Hoffman spoke about how he thinks the will affect their opposition in his pre-match press conference:


"I don't think the surrounding conditions will impact Bayern much," assistant coach Hoffmann said.

"This team is incredibly experienced, so we don't need to discuss the quality of the team. They are a very good team and that's hardly surprising.

"We have to concentrate on our own performance and not worry about our opponents. We're going to put everything we've got into it to make the best game possible."

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Bayern Munich: Team News

Neuer; Pavard, Alaba, Boateng, Davies; Thiago, Kimmich; Gnabry, Muller, Coman; Lewandowski.

Union Berlin: Predicted Lineup

Gikiewicz; Subotic, Hubner, Schlotterbeck; Trimmel, Gentner, Andrich, Lenz; Ingvartsen, Bulter; Andersson.

Bayern Munich: Team News

Corentin Tolisso, Philippe Coutinho and Niklas Süle will not play for FC Bayern, all ruled out through injuries

Union Berlin: Team news

Marvin Friedrich will be unavailable for this afternoon's game, having picked up two yellow cards in his previous match.

Sheraldo Becker, Sebastian Andersson and Laurenz Dehl will also not feature due to injury.

Akaki Gogia is back in training for Union, but may not play.

Bayern in title race

As will be the same with every game for the rest of the season, picking up all three points is crucial to FC Bayern's title race.

After Borussia Dortmund's 4-0 victory in yesterday's Revierderby, Bayern are now only a single point ahead of their main rivals in the race to lift the Bundesliga trophy, and three ahead of Borussia Mönchengladbach.

The Bavarians cannot afford to drop a single point if they are to win the Bundesliga title.

Union performing well in first Bundesliga season

Although they are in the bottom-half of the table, Union Berlin are performing relatively well in their first-ever Bundesliga season.

They currently are on thirty points, seven off the relegation-playoff place.

They have won twice, lost twice, and drawn once in their previous five games, winning nine across the entire season under Urs Fischer.

This evening’s game will round up the second day of Bundesliga fixtures since it returned from being stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kickoff time

Union Berlin vs Bayern Munich match will be played at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei, in Berlin, Germany. The kick-off is scheduled at 17:00 BST.

Welcome

Welcome to VAVEL.com’s LIVE coverage of the 2019 Bundesliga match: Union Berlin vs Bayern Munich! 

My name is Adam Millington and I’ll be your host for this game. We will provide you with pre-game analysis, roster updates, and news as it happens live here on VAVEL.

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