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Wolfsburg 4-1 Bayern Munich

By Emlyn BegleyBBC Sport
Bas Dost scores
Neither club had played a competitive game since the weekend before Christmas

Bayern Munich suffered a first meaningful Bundesliga defeat in over two years as they lost to Wolfsburg.

Bayern's only league defeats since October 2012 had come after they wrapped up last season's title but they returned from the six-week winter break in unfamiliar fashion.

Bas Dost opened the scoring after four minutes and volleyed home a second in first-half injury-time.

Kevin De Bruyne scored a goal either side of Juan Bernat's strike.

The result - Bayern's first league defeat since April - sees second-placed Wolfsburg close the gap on the leaders to eight points.

Junior Malanda
This was Wolfsburg's first competitive game since the death of Belgian midfielder Junior Malanda

There was a minute's applause before the game for 20-year-old Wolfsburg first-team player Junior Malanda, who died in a car crash earlier this month.

And what followed was an equally fine tribute.

Pep Guardiola's Bayern had only conceded four goals in the first half of the Bundesliga season, comprising 17 games before the winter break, but 73 minutes into the second part of the campaign that tally had been doubled.

Wolfsburg took the lead with their first chance of the game as they swiftly counter-attacked after Thomas Muller lost possession near the box, De Bruyne laying the ball across to Dost who slotted home in lots of space.

Both sides squandered chances before Dost, a 25-year-old uncapped Dutch striker, hit a wonderful first-time volley from the edge of the box as an attempted clearance fell into his path.

Wolfsburg started the second half in similar attacking fashion as Daniel Caligiuri fired wide, but they did not have to wait long for goal number three.

De Bruyne - starting his run in the Wolfsburg half - latched onto a Max Arnold through ball, took a few touches and slotted past Manuel Neuer from the edge of the box.

Seconds later a comeback looked a possibility when Naldo miscontrolled the ball to Bernat, who scored into an empty net.

But the expected onslaught never materialised and Wolfsburg's Dost, Arnold and Luiz Gustavo all missed chances for a fourth before De Bruyne killed the match off.

Arnold again played a ball from his own half for the former Chelsea attacking midfielder, who wrong-footed defender Dante before smashing the ball past Neuer into the roof of the net.

Things look poised to get even better for Wolfsburg, who are suddenly back in with an outside shot of the title, with Germany World Cup winner Andre Schurrle expected to join from Chelsea in a £22m deal before transfer deadline day.

Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola said after the game: "Congratulations to Wolfsburg, they did really well. We deserved to lose."
Wolfsburg players and mascot
The last time Bayern conceded four goals in a league game was in April 2009, again to Wolfsburg - who won 5-1 and went onto win the title
Manuel Neuer is beaten
Manuel Neuer was beaten as many times in 73 minutes as in the previous 17 league games
Bas Dost
Bas Dost is the first player in 102 Bundesliga games - about three years - to score a brace against Bayern Munich



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Benaglio
  • 8Vieira de Freitas
  • 25Naldo
  • 31Knoche
  • 34Rodriguez
  • 27ArnoldBooked at 43mins
  • 22DiasBooked at 90mins
  • 7CaligiuriSubstituted forHuntat 86'minutes
  • 14De Bruyne
  • 9PerisicSubstituted forSchäferat 81'minutes
  • 12DostSubstituted forBendtnerat 83'minutes


  • 3Bendtner
  • 4Schäfer
  • 5Klose
  • 10Hunt
  • 20Grün
  • 24Jung
  • 30Seguin

Bayern Munich

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Neuer
  • 20RodeSubstituted forWeiserat 51'minutes
  • 17Boateng
  • 4Costa Santos
  • 18Bernat
  • 3AlonsoBooked at 43mins
  • 10Robben
  • 31SchweinsteigerBooked at 47mins
  • 27Alaba
  • 25MüllerSubstituted forGötzeat 71'minutes
  • 9LewandowskiSubstituted forPizarroat 71'minutes


  • 5Benatia
  • 14Pizarro
  • 16Gaudino
  • 19Götze
  • 23Reina
  • 28Badstuber
  • 30Weiser
Tobias Welz

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, VfL Wolfsburg 4, FC Bayern München 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, VfL Wolfsburg 4, FC Bayern München 1.

  3. Booking

    Luiz Gustavo (VfL Wolfsburg) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Mario Götze (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Luiz Gustavo (VfL Wolfsburg).

  6. Post update

    Corner, VfL Wolfsburg. Conceded by Mitchell Weiser.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Juan Bernat (FC Bayern München).

  8. Post update

    Vieirinha (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by David Alaba with a cross.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, VfL Wolfsburg. Aaron Hunt replaces Daniel Caligiuri.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Claudio Pizarro (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Juan Bernat.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Juan Bernat (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mario Götze with a headed pass.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, VfL Wolfsburg. Nicklas Bendtner replaces Bas Dost.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, VfL Wolfsburg. Marcel Schäfer replaces Ivan Perisic.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Mitchell Weiser (FC Bayern München).

  19. Post update

    Ricardo Rodriguez (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

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