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Bayern Munich 1-0 Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Franck Ribery
Franck Ribery finished third in last year's Ballon d'Or but was not even named on the shortlist this year

France winger Franck Ribery scored his 100th competitive goal for Bayern Munich as the German leaders restored their seven-point advantage at the top of the Bundesliga.

Ribery reached the landmark - in his 287th game for Bayern - by meeting Robert Lewandowski's knock-down with a sweet left-foot volley from 15 yards.

But it was far from a rampant display from the defending champions.

Defeat means Leverkusen, who began the weekend in third, dropped to fifth.

Earlier on Saturday, second-placed Wolfsburg had narrowed the gap on Bayern with a 3-1 win at Hannover. Former Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring for the visitors.

Surprise package Augsburg moved up to third with a 2-1 success at Cologne, while fourth-placed Schalke cruised to a 4-0 victory at Stuttgart, who slip to the foot of the table.

Last season's runners-up Borussia Dortmund moved off bottom on Friday with a 1-0 home success against Hoffenheim.

Line-ups

Bayern Munich

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Neuer
  • 13Ferreira de Souza
  • 5Benatia
  • 17Boateng
  • 18Bernat
  • 3Alonso
  • 10Robben
  • 7Ribéry
  • 19GötzeSubstituted forRodeat 45'minutes
  • 9LewandowskiSubstituted forHöjbjergat 90+2'minutes
  • 25MüllerSubstituted forSchweinsteigerat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Costa Santos
  • 11Shaqiri
  • 16Gaudino
  • 20Rode
  • 29Zingerle
  • 31Schweinsteiger
  • 34Höjbjerg

B Leverkusen

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Leno
  • 16Jedvaj
  • 21Toprak
  • 5Spahic
  • 18Wendell
  • 8BenderSubstituted forRolfesat 62'minutes
  • 27CastroBooked at 68mins
  • 38BellarabiBooked at 89mins
  • 10Calhanoglu
  • 7Son Heung-MinBooked at 41minsSubstituted forDrmicat 62'minutes
  • 11KießlingSubstituted forKruseat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Rolfes
  • 9Drmic
  • 13Hilbert
  • 17Boenisch
  • 19Brandt
  • 23Kruse
  • 25Kresic
Referee:
Knut Kircher
Attendance:
71,000

Match Stats

Home TeamBayern MunichAway TeamB Leverkusen
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home9
Away3
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away26

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Bayern München 1, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 1, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Josip Drmic (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Bayern München. Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg replaces Robert Lewandowski.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Emir Spahic (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

  8. Post update

    Xabi Alonso (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Josip Drmic (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

  10. Booking

    Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

  13. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Bayern München. Bastian Schweinsteiger replaces Thomas Müller.

  15. Post update

    Delay in match Rafinha (FC Bayern München) because of an injury.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Wendell (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Xabi Alonso (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from long range on the right is close, but misses to the right.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Rafinha (FC Bayern München).

  20. Post update

    Simon Rolfes (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 6th December 2014

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