German Bundesliga
Bayern MunichBayern Munich4FreiburgSC Freiburg0
Dante

Xherdan Shaqiri scored twice in Bayern Munich's victory over Freiburg but will miss Wednesday's Champions League trip to Arsenal after picking up an injury.

The Switzerland midfielder, 22, limped out just after the hour-mark and Bayern later confirmed he has a thigh problem.

Shaqiri is not expected to return until after Bayern's Bundesliga match against Hannover on Sunday 23 February.

Dante put Bayern ahead before Shaqiri's brace and Claudio Pizarro wrapped up the win two minutes from time.

The European and German champions had rested other key players ahead of the last-16 first-leg tie at Emirates Stadium but still eased to extending their unbeaten league run to 46 matches.

Bayern went into the game in control of the Bundesliga title race, having been 13 points ahead of nearest challengers Bayer Leverkusen before the weekend's round of matches.

Freiburg were fourth from bottom of the table but are one of just two teams to take any points off Bayern this season, holding them to a surprise 1-1 draw when the teams met in August.

Manager Pep Guardiola obviously had eyes on the return of the Champions League in midweek though as he started with Thiago Alcantara, Mario Gotze and Jerome Boateng among the substitutes.

Any fears of a repeat upset were quickly dispelled when Brazil defender Dante headed Contento's free-kick into the net from the centre of the penalty area before the 20-minute mark.

Shaqiri doubled the lead when he converted from a difficult angle on the left and the game was effectively ended as a contest before the break with his simple finish from 10 yards after Toni Kroos's pass.

The scoring was completed late on when Pizarro finished with his right foot from 10 yards, following Mario Gotze's pass.

Dutch winger Arjen Robben made only his second start for Bayern since returning from the knee injury he sustained at the end of November last year.

Bayern remain on course for a second successive treble of domestic league and cup and Champions League, having reached the semi-final of the German Cup with a win over Hamburg in midweek.

Line-ups

Bayern Munich

  • 1Neuer
  • 13Ferreira de Souza
  • 26Contento
  • 39KroosBooked at 67mins
  • 8Martínez AguinagaBooked at 48mins
  • 4Costa SantosBooked at 85mins
  • 10RobbenSubstituted forvan Buytenat 78'minutes
  • 21LahmSubstituted forGötzeat 64'minutes
  • 14Pizarro
  • 25Müller
  • 11ShaqiriSubstituted forSchweinsteigerat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5van Buyten
  • 6Thiago Alcántara
  • 17Boateng
  • 19Götze
  • 22Starke
  • 27Alaba
  • 31Schweinsteiger

Freiburg

  • 1Baumann
  • 25Sorg
  • 30GünterBooked at 18mins
  • 4Fernandes
  • 2Krmas
  • 41Höhn
  • 17Schmid
  • 28GinterSubstituted forSchusterat 69'minutes
  • 14MehmediSubstituted forGuédéat 81'minutes
  • 7Darida
  • 36KlausSubstituted forKerkat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Diagne
  • 9Hanke
  • 20Coquelin
  • 21Schwolow
  • 23Schuster
  • 31Guédé
  • 37Kerk
Referee:
Guido Winkmann
Attendance:
71,000

Match Stats

Home TeamBayern MunichAway TeamFreiburg
Possession
Home68%
Away32%
Shots
Home16
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away0
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Bayern München 4, SC Freiburg 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 4, SC Freiburg 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Immanuel Höhn (SC Freiburg) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jonathan Schmid with a cross following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, SC Freiburg. Conceded by Dante.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jonathan Schmid (SC Freiburg) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Julian Schuster.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! FC Bayern München 4, SC Freiburg 0. Claudio Pizarro (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mario Götze.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Julian Schuster (SC Freiburg) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Gelson Fernandes.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Javi Martínez (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  9. Post update

    Corner, SC Freiburg. Conceded by Thomas Müller.

  10. Booking

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Dante (FC Bayern München).

  12. Post update

    Karim Guédé (SC Freiburg) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, SC Freiburg. Karim Guédé replaces Admir Mehmedi.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mario Götze (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Javi Martínez.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Bayern München. Daniel van Buyten replaces Arjen Robben.

  16. Post update

    Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Oliver Baumann.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Rafinha (FC Bayern München).

  19. Post update

    Sebastian Kerk (SC Freiburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Vladimir Darida (SC Freiburg) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Oliver Sorg.

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