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VfB Stuttgart 1-2 Bayern Munich

Thiago Alcantara scoring a stunning winning goal for Bayern Munich

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.

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.

Line-ups

Stuttgart

  • 1Ulreich
  • 2SakaiBooked at 57minsSubstituted forBokaat 65'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 34Rausch
  • 28Khedira
  • 3Schwaab
  • 24RüdigerBooked at 51mins
  • 7HarnikBooked at 83mins
  • 8LeitnerBooked at 22mins
  • 25AbdellaoueSubstituted forSararerat 90+2'minutes
  • 9Ibisevic
  • 19WernerSubstituted forTraoréat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Niedermeier
  • 15Boka
  • 16Traoré
  • 22Kirschbaum
  • 23Sararer
  • 39Yalcin
  • 44Maxim

Bayern Munich

  • 1Neuer
  • 13Rafinha
  • 27Alaba
  • 21Lahm
  • 17BoatengBooked at 83mins
  • 4DanteBooked at 56mins
  • 25Müller
  • 6Thiago Alcántara
  • 19GötzeSubstituted forContentoat 88'minutes
  • 39KroosBooked at 49minsSubstituted forMandzukicat 60'minutes
  • 11ShaqiriSubstituted forPizarroat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Mandzukic
  • 14Pizarro
  • 22Starke
  • 23Weiser
  • 26Contento
  • 34Höjbjerg
  • 38Sallahi
Referee:
Manuel Gräfe
Attendance:
60,449

Match Stats

Home TeamStuttgartAway TeamBayern Munich
Possession
Home27%
Away73%
Shots
Home11
Away24
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

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.

Substitution

Substitution, VfB Stuttgart. Sercan Sararer replaces Mohammed Abdellaoue.

Foul by Claudio Pizarro (FC Bayern München).

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

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

Foul by Martin Harnik (VfB Stuttgart).

Substitution

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

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

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.

Substitution

Substitution, VfB Stuttgart. Ibrahima Traoré replaces Timo Werner.

Booking

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Martin Harnik (VfB Stuttgart).

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.

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

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

Corner, VfB Stuttgart. Conceded by Dante.

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

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.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Arthur Boka (VfB Stuttgart).

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Daniel Schwaab.

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.

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

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Sven Ulreich.

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.

Foul by Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München).

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

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

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

Foul by Arthur Boka (VfB Stuttgart).

Substitution

Substitution, VfB Stuttgart. Arthur Boka replaces Gotoku Sakai.

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

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Antonio Rüdiger.

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.

Substitution

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

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