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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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Ulreich
  • 2G SakaiBooked 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

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Neuer
  • 13Ferreira de Souza
  • 27Alaba
  • 21Lahm
  • 17BoatengBooked at 83mins
  • 4Costa SantosBooked 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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. 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.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, VfB Stuttgart. Sercan Sararer replaces Mohammed Abdellaoue.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Claudio Pizarro (FC Bayern München).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Martin Harnik (VfB Stuttgart).

  9. Substitution

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    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.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, VfB Stuttgart. Ibrahima Traoré replaces Timo Werner.

  13. Booking

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

  14. Booking

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Martin Harnik (VfB Stuttgart).

  17. Post update

    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.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Corner, VfB Stuttgart. Conceded by Dante.

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