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Bayern Munich 2-0 VfB Stuttgart

Mario Gotze
Mario Gotze scored his first goal of the season against Stuttgart

Franck Ribery scored on his first appearance of the season as Bayern Munich prepared for Manchester City's Champions League visit on Wednesday by beating Stuttgart at the Allianz Arena.

Frenchman Ribery, who missed the World Cup with a back injury, doubled Bayern's lead with a low angled shot after coming on as a substitute.

Mario Gotze, who scored Germany's World Cup-winning goal, opened the scoring.

Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso made his debut after his move from Real Madrid.

Xabi Alonso
Xabi Alonso had been at Real Madrid for five years following his £30m move from Liverpool in 2009

The German champions were missing several players through injury, including Netherlands winger Arjen Robben, who will be a doubt for City's trip to the Allianz Arena with an ankle problem.

Defender Holger Badstuber will also be a concern for midweek after coming off with a thigh injury in the first half.

Stuttgart rarely threatened as Bayern remain unbeaten three games into their Bundesliga defence.

Line-ups

Bayern Munich

  • 1Neuer
  • 28BadstuberSubstituted forGaudinoat 43'minutes
  • 18Bernat
  • 4Dante
  • 17Boateng
  • 27Alaba
  • 3AlonsoBooked at 63mins
  • 21Lahm
  • 25Müller
  • 9LewandowskiSubstituted forPizarroat 87'minutes
  • 19GötzeSubstituted forRibéryat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Benatia
  • 7Ribéry
  • 11Shaqiri
  • 14Pizarro
  • 16Gaudino
  • 20Rode
  • 22Starke

Stuttgart

  • 1Ulreich
  • 24Rüdiger
  • 2Sakai
  • 3Schwaab
  • 16Klein
  • 13RomeuBooked at 27mins
  • 8LeitnerSubstituted forMaximat 81'minutes
  • 19Werner
  • 20GentnerSubstituted forGruezoat 69'minutes
  • 7Harnik
  • 9IbisevicSubstituted forKosticat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 5Haggui
  • 6Niedermeier
  • 11Gruezo
  • 18Kostic
  • 22Kirschbaum
  • 34Rausch
  • 44Maxim
Referee:
Thorsten Kinhöfer
Attendance:
71,000

Match Stats

Home TeamBayern MunichAway TeamStuttgart
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away0
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, FC Bayern München 2, VfB Stuttgart 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 2, VfB Stuttgart 0.

Attempt blocked. Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Claudio Pizarro.

Booking

Filip Kostic (VfB Stuttgart) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Filip Kostic (VfB Stuttgart).

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

Foul by Carlos Gruezo (VfB Stuttgart).

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Claudio Pizarro replaces Robert Lewandowski.

Corner, VfB Stuttgart. Conceded by Juan Bernat.

Goal!

Goal! FC Bayern München 2, VfB Stuttgart 0. Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Robert Lewandowski following a fast break.

Foul by Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München).

Carlos Gruezo (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Philipp Lahm (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Timo Werner (VfB Stuttgart).

Attempt missed. Antonio Rüdiger (VfB Stuttgart) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Filip Kostic following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, VfB Stuttgart. Alexandru Maxim replaces Moritz Leitner.

Foul by David Alaba (FC Bayern München).

Filip Kostic (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. David Alaba (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Philipp Lahm (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Carlos Gruezo (VfB Stuttgart).

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

Foul by Oriol Romeu (VfB Stuttgart).

Attempt missed. Antonio Rüdiger (VfB Stuttgart) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Moritz Leitner following a set piece situation.

Foul by Dante (FC Bayern München).

Martin Harnik (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Carlos Gruezo (VfB Stuttgart) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Martin Harnik.

Hand ball by Xabi Alonso (FC Bayern München).

Attempt blocked. Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Xabi Alonso.

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

Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Xabi Alonso (FC Bayern München) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Franck Ribéry.

Attempt missed. Timo Werner (VfB Stuttgart) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Martin Harnik following a fast break.

Substitution

Substitution, VfB Stuttgart. Carlos Gruezo replaces Christian Gentner.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Franck Ribéry replaces Mario Götze.

Offside, VfB Stuttgart. Christian Gentner tries a through ball, but Timo Werner is caught offside.

Attempt saved. David Alaba (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Daniel Schwaab.

Foul by Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München).

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 13th September 2014

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