German Bundesliga
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Borussia Monchengladbach 0-1 Bayern Munich

Thomas Muller
Thomas Muller's other Bundesliga goal this season came against Wolfsburg in December

Thomas Muller's second-half goal sent Bayern Munich 13 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga as they beat Borussia Monchengladbach.

Second-placed RB Leipzig's 3-0 defeat at Werder Bremen on Saturday gave Bayern the chance to extend their lead.

But Carlo Ancelotti's side made hard work of it despite dominating possession, with Arjen Robben hitting the post in the first half.

Muller drove in from Thiago Alcantara's chip midway through the second half.

The goal, Muller's second in the Bundesliga this season, kept Bayern on course for a fifth successive league title.

Bayern were not at their best, with top scorer Robert Lewandowski heading over from Muller's cross early on, and skewing a shot wide when well placed after half-time.

Ancelotti's side eased off after taking the lead, and might have paid for that, with Javi Martinez almost turning Thorgan Hazard's cross into his own net, and making a vital block to deny Josip Drmic.

In Sunday's other Bundesliga game, Schalke moved up to ninth with a 1-0 win at Mainz, secured by Sead Kolasinac's goal five minutes into the second half.

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Line-ups

B Gladbach

  • 1Sommer
  • 30Elvedi
  • 3Christensen
  • 4Vestergaard
  • 17Wendt
  • 7HerrmannSubstituted forHazardat 64'minutes
  • 24JantschkeSubstituted forDrmicat 73'minutes
  • 5Strobl
  • 28HahnSubstituted forBénesat 81'minutes
  • 23Hofmann
  • 11Raffael

Substitutes

  • 9Drmic
  • 10Hazard
  • 14Schulz
  • 21Sippel
  • 22Bénes
  • 25Kolodziejczak
  • 27Korb

Bayern Mun

  • 1Neuer
  • 21Lahm
  • 8Javi MartínezBooked at 87mins
  • 5Hummels
  • 27Alaba
  • 14AlonsoBooked at 56minsSubstituted forKimmichat 77'minutes
  • 6Thiago Alcántara
  • 10RobbenSubstituted forRenato Sanchesat 85'minutes
  • 25Müller
  • 7RibérySubstituted forComanat 73'minutes
  • 9Lewandowski

Substitutes

  • 13Rafinha
  • 17Boateng
  • 18Bernat
  • 26Ulreich
  • 29Coman
  • 32Kimmich
  • 35Renato Sanches
Referee:
Tobias Stieler
Attendance:
54,014

Match Stats

Home TeamB GladbachAway TeamBayern Mun
Possession
Home31%
Away69%
Shots
Home14
Away19
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home5
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Borussia Mönchengladbach 0, FC Bayern München 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Borussia Mönchengladbach 0, FC Bayern München 1.

Attempt blocked. Raffael (Borussia Mönchengladbach) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Thorgan Hazard.

Attempt missed. Tobias Strobl (Borussia Mönchengladbach) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Raffael following a set piece situation.

Foul by Renato Sanches (FC Bayern München).

Raffael (Borussia Mönchengladbach) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Jonas Hofmann (Borussia Mönchengladbach) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Javi Martínez (FC Bayern München) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München).

Raffael (Borussia Mönchengladbach) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Tobias Strobl (Borussia Mönchengladbach).

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Renato Sanches replaces Arjen Robben.

Offside, FC Bayern München. Arjen Robben tries a through ball, but Thomas Müller is caught offside.

Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tobias Strobl (Borussia Mönchengladbach).

Corner, Borussia Mönchengladbach. Conceded by Joshua Kimmich.

Attempt blocked. Raffael (Borussia Mönchengladbach) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josip Drmic.

Attempt blocked. Josip Drmic (Borussia Mönchengladbach) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Thorgan Hazard.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Mönchengladbach. László Bénes replaces André Hahn.

Foul by Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München).

Jonas Hofmann (Borussia Mönchengladbach) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Andreas Christensen (Borussia Mönchengladbach) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Thorgan Hazard with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Borussia Mönchengladbach. Conceded by Javi Martínez.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Andreas Christensen.

Attempt blocked. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joshua Kimmich.

Attempt missed. Mats Hummels (FC Bayern München) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Thiago Alcántara with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Joshua Kimmich replaces Xabi Alonso.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Nico Elvedi.

Attempt saved. Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Mönchengladbach) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Kingsley Coman.

Corner, Borussia Mönchengladbach. Conceded by Mats Hummels.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Mönchengladbach. Josip Drmic replaces Tony Jantschke.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Kingsley Coman replaces Franck Ribéry.

Attempt saved. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Franck Ribéry.

Foul by Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München).

Andreas Christensen (Borussia Mönchengladbach) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Andreas Christensen (Borussia Mönchengladbach).

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Mönchengladbach. Thorgan Hazard replaces Patrick Herrmann.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Mun25195161134862
2RB Leipzig25154643281549
3Bor Dortmd25137554272746
4TSG Hoffenheim251112246252145
5Hertha BSC2512493430440
61. FC Köln2591063729837
7Eintracht Frankfurt2510692627-136
8SC Freiburg25105103242-1035
9Schalke2596103227533
10B Gladbach2595113034-432
11Bayer Levkn2594123740-331
12Mainz 052585123341-829
13Werder Bremen2585123444-1029
14FC Augsburg2578102434-1029
15VfL Wolfsburg2585122334-1129
16Hamburger SV2576122446-2227
17FC Ingolstadt2554162342-1919
18Darmstadt 982543181747-3015
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