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Bayern Munich 5-2 SV Werder Bremen

Bayern Munich

German champions Bayern Munich twice fought back from behind to beat Werder Bremen in a seven-goal thriller.

Right-back Theodor Gebre Selassie put Bremen ahead before Franck Ribery equalised for the home side.

Bremen led at half-time through skipper Aaron Hunt, only for Bayern to exert their authority in the second half.

Veteran striker Claudio Pizarro scored twice in four minutes before Bastian Schweinsteiger and substitute Arjen Robben wrapped up the win.

Bayern held a minute's silence before kick-off at the Allianz Arena in tribute to ex-Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova, who died aged 45 on Friday.

Bayern Munich

Vilanova was assistant to Bayern boss Pep Guardiola at the Nou Camp between 2008 and 2012, before he took charge when his great friend Guardiola decided to take a break from football.

Guardiola and his players also wore black armbands during the match.

Bayern, who wrapped up the Bundesliga title in March, rested a number of players with Tuesday's crucial Champions League semi-final second leg against Real Madrid in mind.

The Spanish side go to the Allianz Arena defending a 1-0 first-leg lead against holders Bayern.

Line-ups

Bayern Munich

  • 1Neuer
  • 23WeiserSubstituted forLahmat 45'minutes
  • 27AlabaSubstituted forContentoat 76'minutes
  • 31Schweinsteiger
  • 17Boateng
  • 4Costa SantosSubstituted forRobbenat 73'minutes
  • 25MüllerBooked at 38mins
  • 8Martínez Aguinaga
  • 14Pizarro
  • 19Götze
  • 7Ribéry

Substitutes

  • 9Mandzukic
  • 10Robben
  • 21Lahm
  • 26Contento
  • 32Raeder
  • 39Kroos

Werder Bremen

  • 20Wolf
  • 8Fritz
  • 2Garcia
  • 44Bargfrede
  • 15Prödl
  • 3CaldirolaBooked at 76mins
  • 23Gebre Selassie
  • 16Junuzovic
  • 9Di SantoSubstituted forEliaat 71'minutes
  • 14HuntSubstituted forKroosat 83'minutes
  • 6MakiadiSubstituted forIgnjovskiat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mielitz
  • 5Lukimya
  • 11Elia
  • 17Ignjovski
  • 18Kroos
  • 24Petersen
  • 25Zander
Referee:
Guido Winkmann
Attendance:
71,000

Match Stats

Home TeamBayern MunichAway TeamWerder Bremen
Possession
Home77%
Away23%
Shots
Home23
Away7
Shots on Target
Home11
Away3
Corners
Home13
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Bayern München 5, SV Werder Bremen 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 5, SV Werder Bremen 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Diego Contento (FC Bayern München).

  4. Post update

    Clemens Fritz (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bastian Schweinsteiger (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  6. Post update

    Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Felix Kroos.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bastian Schweinsteiger.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Eljero Elia (SV Werder Bremen).

  10. Post update

    Dangerous play by Claudio Pizarro (FC Bayern München).

  11. Post update

    Theodor Gebre Selassie (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Arjen Robben with a cross following a corner.

  13. Post update

    Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Luca Caldirola.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, SV Werder Bremen. Felix Kroos replaces Aaron Hunt.

  15. Post update

    Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Aleksandar Ignjovski.

  16. Post update

    Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Santiago Garcia.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Zlatko Junuzovic.

  19. Post update

    Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Sebastian Prödl.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mario Götze.

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