German Bundesliga
Bayern Munich1B Leverkusen0

Bayern Munich 1-0 Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Franck Ribery
Franck Ribery finished third in last year's Ballon d'Or but was not even named on the shortlist this year

France winger Franck Ribery scored his 100th competitive goal for Bayern Munich as the German leaders restored their seven-point advantage at the top of the Bundesliga.

Ribery reached the landmark - in his 287th game for Bayern - by meeting Robert Lewandowski's knock-down with a sweet left-foot volley from 15 yards.

But it was far from a rampant display from the defending champions.

Defeat means Leverkusen, who began the weekend in third, dropped to fifth.

Earlier on Saturday, second-placed Wolfsburg had narrowed the gap on Bayern with a 3-1 win at Hannover. Former Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring for the visitors.

Surprise package Augsburg moved up to third with a 2-1 success at Cologne, while fourth-placed Schalke cruised to a 4-0 victory at Stuttgart, who slip to the foot of the table.

Last season's runners-up Borussia Dortmund moved off bottom on Friday with a 1-0 home success against Hoffenheim.

Line-ups

Bayern Munich

  • 1Neuer
  • 13Rafinha
  • 5Benatia
  • 17Boateng
  • 18Bernat
  • 3Alonso
  • 10Robben
  • 7Ribéry
  • 19GötzeSubstituted forRodeat 45'minutes
  • 9LewandowskiSubstituted forHöjbjergat 90+2'minutes
  • 25MüllerSubstituted forSchweinsteigerat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Dante
  • 11Shaqiri
  • 16Gaudino
  • 20Rode
  • 29Zingerle
  • 31Schweinsteiger
  • 34Höjbjerg

B Leverkusen

  • 1Leno
  • 16Jedvaj
  • 21Toprak
  • 5Spahic
  • 18Wendell
  • 8BenderSubstituted forRolfesat 62'minutes
  • 27CastroBooked at 68mins
  • 38BellarabiBooked at 89mins
  • 10Calhanoglu
  • 7Son Heung-minBooked at 41minsSubstituted forDrmicat 62'minutes
  • 11KießlingSubstituted forKruseat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Rolfes
  • 9Drmic
  • 13Hilbert
  • 17Boenisch
  • 19Brandt
  • 23Kruse
  • 25Kresic
Referee:
Knut Kircher
Attendance:
71,000

Match Stats

Home TeamBayern MunichAway TeamB Leverkusen
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home9
Away3
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away26

Live Text

Match ends, FC Bayern München 1, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 1, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0.

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

Foul by Josip Drmic (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg replaces Robert Lewandowski.

Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Emir Spahic (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Xabi Alonso (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Josip Drmic (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Booking

Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Bastian Schweinsteiger replaces Thomas Müller.

Delay in match Rafinha (FC Bayern München) because of an injury.

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

Foul by Wendell (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Attempt missed. Xabi Alonso (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from long range on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Rafinha (FC Bayern München).

Simon Rolfes (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Hand ball by Medhi Benatia (FC Bayern München).

Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Wendell (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Substitution

Substitution, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Robbie Kruse replaces Stefan Kießling.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Emir Spahic.

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

Foul by Stefan Kießling (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Tin Jedvaj.

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

Foul by Wendell (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Attempt saved. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Xabi Alonso.

Booking

Gonzalo Castro (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) is shown the yellow card.

Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tin Jedvaj (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

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

Foul by Stefan Kießling (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

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

Foul by Wendell (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

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

Foul by Emir Spahic (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

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