Thiago Alcantara hit an acrobatic injury-time winner as Bayern Munich came from behind to beat Stuttgart and go 13 points clear in the Bundesliga.

The summer signing from Barcelona stunned the hosts with a scissor kick in the third minute of stoppage time.

Stuttgart excelled in the first half, taking the lead through Vedad Ibisevic.

Claudio Pizarro levelled with 14 minutes left, before Thiago struck as Bayern extended their record unbeaten run in the league to 43 games.

Bayern's trophy-laden 2013

6 April: Clinched the Bundesliga title in record time

25 May: Won the Champions League by beating Borussia Dortmund at Wembley

1 June: Became the first German side to win the Treble with a 3-2 German Cup final win against Stuttgart

30 August: Lifted the Uefa Super Cup after a penalty shoot-out victory against Europa League winners Chelsea

21 December: Triumphed in the Club World Cup final against Raja Casablanca to cap a memorable year

The fixture at Mercedes-Benz Arena had been rearranged for after the winter break to cater for Bayern's successful Fifa Club World Cup campaign.

Pep Guardiola's side have been in imperious form since the Spaniard joined the Treble winners last summer, but the disparity between the teams was not apparent in the early stages as mid-table Stuttgart started the brighter.

After having penalty appeals waved away for a Rafinha handball, Die Roten deservedly went in front when Ibisevic fired in from close range, though Mohammed Abdellaoue appeared to be offside when he deflected the ball to the Bosnian.

Jerome Boateng had to clear Rani Khedira's volley off the line as the home side continued to enjoy the better chances in the second half, before the Bundesliga champions showed their class.

First Thiago's free-kick gave Pizarro the chance to head home the equaliser, before the former Barcelona man produced another moment of inspiration as Bayern claimed their 16th top-flight win in 18 games this season.

Lineup, Bookings (8) & Substitutions (6)

VfB Stuttgart

  • 01 Ulreich
  • 02 Sakai Booked (Boka - 65' Booked )
  • 34 Rausch
  • 28 Khedira
  • 03 Schwaab
  • 24 Rüdiger Booked
  • 07 Harnik Booked
  • 08 Leitner Booked
  • 25 Abdellaoue (Sararer - 92' )
  • 09 Ibisevic
  • 19 Werner (Traoré - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Niedermeier
  • 15 Boka
  • 16 Traoré
  • 22 Kirschbaum
  • 23 Sararer
  • 39 Yalcin
  • 44 Maxim

Bayern Munich

  • 01 Neuer
  • 13 Rafinha
  • 27 Alaba
  • 21 Lahm
  • 17 Boateng Booked
  • 04 Dante Booked
  • 25 Müller
  • 06 Thiago Alcántara
  • 19 Götze (Contento - 88' )
  • 39 Kroos Booked (Mandzukic - 60' )
  • 11 Shaqiri (Pizarro - 60' )

Substitutes

  • 09 Mandzukic
  • 14 Pizarro
  • 22 Starke
  • 23 Weiser
  • 26 Contento
  • 34 Höjbjerg
  • 38 Sallahi
Ref: Manuel Gräfe
Att: 60,449

Match Stats

Shots

11 24

On target

3 7

Corners

2 8

Fouls

13 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, VfB Stuttgart 1, FC Bayern München 2.

90:00 +4:21 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, VfB Stuttgart 1, FC Bayern München 2.

90:00 +2:23 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! VfB Stuttgart 1, FC Bayern München 2. Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Rafinha.

90:00 +1:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, VfB Stuttgart. Sercan Sararer replaces Mohammed Abdellaoue.

90:00 +0:53

Foul by Claudio Pizarro (FC Bayern München).

90:00 +0:53

Arthur Boka (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:12

Diego Contento (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:12

Foul by Martin Harnik (VfB Stuttgart).

87:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Bayern München. Diego Contento replaces Mario Götze.

87:05

Attempt missed. Konstantin Rausch (VfB Stuttgart) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ibrahima Traoré.

86:33

Attempt saved. Mario Mandzukic (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Claudio Pizarro.

85:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, VfB Stuttgart. Ibrahima Traoré replaces Timo Werner.

82:11 Booking

Booking Martin Harnik (VfB Stuttgart) is shown the yellow card.

82:09 Booking

Booking Jerome Boateng (FC Bayern München) is shown the yellow card.

81:22

Dante (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:22

Foul by Martin Harnik (VfB Stuttgart).

81:00

Attempt saved. Timo Werner (VfB Stuttgart) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mohammed Abdellaoue with a headed pass.

80:08

Attempt missed. David Alaba (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mario Götze.

79:40

Offside, VfB Stuttgart. Daniel Schwaab tries a through ball, but Timo Werner is caught offside.

79:04

Corner, VfB Stuttgart. Conceded by Dante.

77:25

Attempt missed. Jerome Boateng (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Philipp Lahm.

75:16 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! VfB Stuttgart 1, FC Bayern München 1. Claudio Pizarro (FC Bayern München) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Thiago Alcántara following a set piece situation.

74:32 Booking

Booking Arthur Boka (VfB Stuttgart) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

74:25

Mario Mandzukic (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the left wing.

74:25

Foul by Arthur Boka (VfB Stuttgart).

73:45

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Daniel Schwaab.

73:41

Attempt saved. Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

73:39

Attempt blocked. Mario Götze (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

71:00

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Sven Ulreich.

70:55

Attempt saved. Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Claudio Pizarro.

67:35

Foul by Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München).

67:35

Moritz Leitner (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:34

Attempt missed. Vedad Ibisevic (VfB Stuttgart) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mohammed Abdellaoue.

64:40

Mario Götze (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:40

Foul by Arthur Boka (VfB Stuttgart).

64:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, VfB Stuttgart. Arthur Boka replaces Gotoku Sakai.

63:33

Attempt missed. David Alaba (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Thomas Müller.

61:30

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Antonio Rüdiger.

60:29

Attempt saved. Claudio Pizarro (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mario Götze.

59:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Bayern München. Claudio Pizarro replaces Toni Kroos.

58:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Bayern München. Mario Mandzukic replaces Xherdan Shaqiri.

57:46

Hand ball by Mohammed Abdellaoue (VfB Stuttgart).

57:05

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Vedad Ibisevic.

56:29 Booking

Booking Gotoku Sakai (VfB Stuttgart) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

56:25

David Alaba (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the left wing.

56:25

Foul by Gotoku Sakai (VfB Stuttgart).

55:20 Booking

Booking Dante (FC Bayern München) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

54:34

Foul by Dante (FC Bayern München).

54:34

Mohammed Abdellaoue (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:48

Attempt blocked. Timo Werner (VfB Stuttgart) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

53:42

Attempt blocked. Martin Harnik (VfB Stuttgart) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

53:24

Attempt missed. Dante (FC Bayern München) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Xherdan Shaqiri with a cross following a corner.

52:59

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Gotoku Sakai.

52:02

Attempt missed. Toni Kroos (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Thomas Müller.

51:22

Attempt missed. Dante (FC Bayern München) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Toni Kroos with a cross following a set piece situation.

50:25 Booking

Booking Antonio Rüdiger (VfB Stuttgart) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

50:18

Xherdan Shaqiri (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the right wing.

50:18

Foul by Antonio Rüdiger (VfB Stuttgart).

49:45

Hand ball by Mohammed Abdellaoue (VfB Stuttgart).

48:55 Booking

Booking Toni Kroos (FC Bayern München) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

48:33

Foul by Toni Kroos (FC Bayern München).

48:33

Rani Khedira (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:29

Attempt blocked. Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

45:26

Attempt missed. Vedad Ibisevic (VfB Stuttgart) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

45:00

Second Half begins VfB Stuttgart 1, FC Bayern München 0.

45:00 +1:07 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, VfB Stuttgart 1, FC Bayern München 0.

45:00 +0:19

Foul by Xherdan Shaqiri (FC Bayern München).

45:00 +0:19

Antonio Rüdiger (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:43

Attempt missed. Mohammed Abdellaoue (VfB Stuttgart) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Martin Harnik.

43:07

Attempt missed. Xherdan Shaqiri (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jerome Boateng.

39:28

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Sven Ulreich.

39:26

Attempt saved. Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Thomas Müller with a headed pass.

38:29

Attempt missed. Toni Kroos (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Mario Götze.

37:30

Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:30

Foul by Antonio Rüdiger (VfB Stuttgart).

33:51

Foul by Dante (FC Bayern München).

33:51

Vedad Ibisevic (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:56

Foul by Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München).

31:56

Gotoku Sakai (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:11

Corner, VfB Stuttgart. Conceded by Jerome Boateng.

28:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! VfB Stuttgart 1, FC Bayern München 0. Vedad Ibisevic (VfB Stuttgart) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mohammed Abdellaoue.

28:16

Attempt blocked. Timo Werner (VfB Stuttgart) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

24:33

Foul by Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München).

24:33

Rani Khedira (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:03

Attempt missed. Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München) header from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Toni Kroos with a cross following a corner.

23:39

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Konstantin Rausch.

21:48 Booking

Booking Moritz Leitner (VfB Stuttgart) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

21:36

Toni Kroos (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:36

Foul by Moritz Leitner (VfB Stuttgart).

20:59

Foul by Dante (FC Bayern München).

20:59

Vedad Ibisevic (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:08

Foul by David Alaba (FC Bayern München).

19:08

Martin Harnik (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:46

Attempt missed. David Alaba (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from long range on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Thomas Müller.

17:19

Attempt blocked. Rafinha (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Thomas Müller.

15:40

Attempt blocked. Rafinha (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

15:01

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Antonio Rüdiger.

14:13

Dante (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:13

Foul by Vedad Ibisevic (VfB Stuttgart).

12:25

Attempt missed. Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Dante.

11:01

Attempt blocked. Timo Werner (VfB Stuttgart) header from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Martin Harnik with a cross.

10:21

Attempt missed. Xherdan Shaqiri (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

10:19

Attempt blocked. Toni Kroos (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Thomas Müller.

7:28

Attempt missed. Timo Werner (VfB Stuttgart) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Mohammed Abdellaoue.

6:44

David Alaba (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:44

Foul by Rani Khedira (VfB Stuttgart).

5:54

Offside, FC Bayern München. Toni Kroos tries a through ball, but Xherdan Shaqiri is caught offside.

0:29

Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:29

Foul by Moritz Leitner (VfB Stuttgart).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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