German Bundesliga
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Bayern Munich's Sebastian Rode celebrates his goal against Hoffenheim
Sebastian Rode has scored in both league meetings with Hoffenheim this season

Bayern Munich need a maximum of six more points to secure a third successive Bundesliga title after winning at Hoffenheim.

Sebastian Rode's strike and an Andreas Beck own goal took Pep Guardiola's side 13 points clear of second-placed Wolfsburg.

Midfielder Rode showed neat control before curling the ball home.

And Bayern's second came in stoppage time when Beck forced Thomas Muller's cross into his own net.

The victory came at the end of a turbulent week for Bayern after the resignation of club doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt and defeat by Porto in the Champions League.

Bayern were missing several key players for Wednesday's surprise 3-1 defeat in Portugal - with Muller-Wohlfahrt saying he had stepped down because the medical team had been blamed for the loss.

Hoffenheim started well and Bayern were grateful to keeper Manuel Neuer for denying Anthony Modeste after Dante's error allowed the former Blackburn striker through on goal.

Bayern gained control of the match and took the lead when Rode curled in his second league goal of the season. His other also came against Hoffenheim - in a 4-0 win in November.

Robert Lewandowski came close to doubling the advantage after the break but his shot hit Beck and came back off the bar, before fine goalkeeping from Oliver Baumann denied Thiago and then Thomas Muller.

Bayern finally added their second in the closing seconds when Beck put Muller's ball in from the right beyond Baumann.

Line-ups

Hoffenheim

  • 1Baumann
  • 2BeckBooked at 68mins
  • 12Strobl
  • 4Bicakcic
  • 15ToljanSubstituted forSchipplockat 85'minutes
  • 6RudyBooked at 19mins
  • 16Schwegler
  • 8PolanskiSubstituted forSzalaiat 69'minutes
  • 31VollandBooked at 70mins
  • 10Firmino
  • 27ModesteSubstituted forZuberat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Schipplock
  • 13Grahl
  • 14Elyounoussi
  • 17Zuber
  • 19Abraham
  • 23Salihovic
  • 28Szalai

Bayern Munich

  • 1Neuer
  • 13Ferreira de SouzaBooked at 66mins
  • 4Costa SantosBooked at 24mins
  • 28Badstuber
  • 30Weiser
  • 16GaudinoSubstituted forThiago Alcántaraat 57'minutes
  • 20Rode
  • 18BernatSubstituted forBoatengat 45'minutes
  • 25MüllerBooked at 21mins
  • 9LewandowskiSubstituted forPizarroat 89'minutes
  • 19Götze

Substitutes

  • 3Alonso
  • 6Thiago Alcántara
  • 14Pizarro
  • 17Boateng
  • 23Reina
  • 24Kurt
Referee:
Tobias Stieler
Attendance:
30,150

Match Stats

Home TeamHoffenheimAway TeamBayern Munich
Possession
Home30%
Away70%
Shots
Home8
Away21
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away10
Fouls
Home16
Away21

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 0, FC Bayern München 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 0, FC Bayern München 2.

  3. Goal!

    Own Goal by Andreas Beck, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 0, FC Bayern München 2.

  4. Post update

    Offside, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Steven Zuber tries a through ball, but Sven Schipplock is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Tobias Strobl (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Substitution

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

  9. Post update

    Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Pirmin Schwegler.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mitchell Weiser.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Holger Badstuber (FC Bayern München).

  13. Post update

    Roberto Firmino (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Andreas Beck (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim).

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sebastian Rode (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Robert Lewandowski.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Sven Schipplock replaces Jeremy Toljan.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Steven Zuber (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München).

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